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As I twittered yesterday, there's now an LJ app for the iPhone. This test of its capabilities doesn't count towards the post-a-day, but may make it easier to keep up while I'm away at a conference next week.

Okay, it lets (not "let's"! Stop autofailing my apostrophes, goddamnit!) you put in cut-tags, but it doesn't seem to let you delete them. You can add LJ-user tags, as I'm just demonstrating to addedentry. Bold, italic and strikethru are all easy. So are links, though you have to type the URL because there's no cut-and-paste / paste-from-bookmarks / etc., and when you hit the link button a second time to add the "</a>" the cursor jumps down two lines.

You can even add a photo:

Though it doesn't paste it where the cursor was, and after pasting the photo in, the ribbon of buttons for styles and special tags disappears altogether!

In summary: quite usable, a bit buggy, but since it's free and this is only the first release I will persevere with it and see how it develops.

PS: I should point out that this is the first LJ client I've tried at all. I did look (back in the early days) to see if there was a command-line LJ client, and there wasn't, so I stuck with the web interface. 8-)

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j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
A nice touch is that when you post the entry it offers you the choice of viewing it in the browser either in full or in "light" format. Has the "light" option been there all along and I just never noticed?

BTW, the LJ app does let you set your icon, but I forgot.
imc From: imc Date: November 2nd, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Has the "light" option been there all along

Quite a while, yes. I don't know when it was created.

There are also quite a few command-line clients too. The sclj community was created in 2002 and mentions version 2.4 in the first post.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Coo, okay, thank you -- I can't have looked very hard! :-}

I have downloaded JLJ and when I can face working my way through the config I will have a go with that...
sion_a From: sion_a Date: November 3rd, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have charm --sync running as a cron job to give me a local archive of my posts, but I can't say I've ever used it for anything else in anger.
aardvark179 From: aardvark179 Date: November 2nd, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
What it doesn't do which would be nice is let you browse your friends' entry is a nice iPhone formatted way, it would be really useful to reply, manage comments on your own entries and that sort of thing all from the iPhone.

Still nice though.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
True, not being able to manage comments is a pain -- I could've done with an iPhone-mail-style delete interface (slide-tap! slide-tap!) for all those Japanese spam posts earlier...

While it'd be nice to have everything in one app, for reading I find the ordinary web version isn't too bad. Though the mobile version is even lighter than the light format mentioned above!
sbp From: sbp Date: November 2nd, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
ISTR there was an emacs mode for LJ posting. Haven't used it for a while though.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 2nd, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh now you're talking. How do I get that?? (Okay yes I am being lazy, I will go and google for it...)
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