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Semagic client
I saw a little snippet in lj_nifty about the new Semagic Client allowing you to sync your LJ, in other words, to download it to your HD, then keep it current with the online version. You can edit entries, post, reply, etc. and the interface also has the LJ specific tags and bold, underline, italic tags, etc., so you just click on them and type your info. No more adding the HTML manually. It also has an icon for your systray that lets you know when you get replies and when your friends page gets additional entries. All-in-all, I like it. I like it a lot! I haven't used any other clients and have, to this point, done all my journal entries directly through the web client. Not any more. Give it a try!

Here's a link to the LJ Journal for this client with details and a link to download. If you d/l it, and you like it, tell me about it.

UPDATE: Seems this client was creating a drain on LJ so they have asked that the history sync portion not be used, but have promised to make a journal downloading feature a priority to stop the Semagic problem from recurring.

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brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: October 8th, 2003 07:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah....so I went and downloaded this thing on Monday, and yesterday the part I wanted it for was disabled. Idiots! Is it too much to ask to be able to get your journal offline without having to download it month by month and without it being all screwed up? I hope they're serious about developing and providing this service because I think the majority of LJers would like to have a backup of their journals........I know I would.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: October 8th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I d/l'ed mine, but the files are in the format of filename.slj so only Semagic can read them. But, at least I got a HD copy! If LJ dried up, I could repost them to another journal site or copy them over to Word, I guess.

I think they will get the bugs worked out of this so that it d/l's your LJ completely one time, then from then on just d/l's updates and changes. That will make it practical and useful even for dial-up accounts. Also, it will stop the deluge of d/l requests to LJ.

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