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MObtvse is an easy to use blogging platform for people who love Markdown and want a clean web-based interface for creating those posts without sacrificing functionality.

It is my firm belief that lovers of Markdown should no longer have to live as second class citizens. We deserve awesome features, and easy to use blogging tools without having to use crudely implemented Markdown add-ons to other people's bloatware.

We can do better.


  • Kudos
  • Live Markdown preview
  • Drafts
  • Scheduled posts
  • Image uploads
  • Disqus integration
  • Google Analytics integration
  • More...

Get It

MObtvse is ready for download on GitHub.

Improve It

MObtvse covets your ideas, your wishes, and your mad Ruby skills. We'd love to see some sweet design going on too.

Go now. Fork it on GitHub, and start hacking. Then send in a pull request so that your awesome can become one with MOBtvse's awesome.


  • A wee bit of Rails geekery.
    At this point MObtvse works practically out of the box, but requires the ability to set up a Rails app, and edit a config file. If you know how to do that then you're just a "bundle install" away from your new app.
  • Ruby 1.9.x
    MObtvse should be the best app we can make. There's no point in living in the past.


Got questions? Suggestions? Need support? Twitter's where to go.

Credit where it's due

MObtvse wouldn't be possible without Nate Weinert's creation of Obtvse, which was in turn inspired by Svbtle and is ultimately responsible for the weird spelling.


The Admin Page

MObvtse Admin Screen

Creating or Editing a Post

MObvtse Editing A Post

The Front page

MObvtse Reading A Post