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Hi! My name is Darcie, and I am new to this community. I have a couple of questions that I hope that you will all be kind enough to answer for me... I just bought an apple iBook G4 on Saturday, this is the first mac I have ever had and I am a little confused. I downloaded iJournal, but I am not sure what that does for me that LJ itself doesnt. Why do I need this iJournal? I dont really see much difference, other than the way it looks, I can do everything with it that I can with here, or as far as I can tell... I am mac stupid, but learning very quickly! LOL So anyone that can answer my question I will love you forever... giggles...

Thank you in advance for your help!

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shakespearebint
Jan. 25th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
Well it auto-detects music playing on your computer and it puts in the required HTML code for you for formatting text, linking to users, linking to webpages etc
rosebud81
Jan. 25th, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
Well I found that it was quicker to use. Instead of having to go on the page and then select rich text and try and get it to bold and stuff. The update page was just too much effort for me. iJournal is just so simple to bold and add cuts and all of it. I see what I'm aiming to do better than when I use the update page on the site.

The only thing I don't know how to to is make text bigger and change colours. Anyone know of the short cuts for those?
cryo
Jan. 25th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
You can make a Request for Enhancement at http://bugs.warped.com
cryo
Jan. 25th, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
It also tastes good... and is a floor wax!
araquen
Jan. 25th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Hi Darcie,

I've been using iJournal since I got my LJ account. Here are some of the things I can do:

1) Easily format, cut and insert posts.
2) Be able to instantly preview a post without having to wait for a server to feed me back a preview.
3) Instantly pull back my last post for editing without having to dig down through LJ navigation
4) Manage my friends, groups and communities on the fly
5) Post to differnt jounals from one source
6) Save an entry for later posting
7) perform most of the additional formatting (moods, time, backdating, no email, etc) The only thing missing is tags, but I'm sure that will show up in a later release.
8) It instantly reads what's playing on iTunes (oh, and I can format how my music is displayed)
9) For paid accounts, you can make polls
10) and the best is that I can run my browser side-by-side with iJournal so that I've got my resources at the tip of my fingers - which allows me to cut-and-paste, research for OpEd pieces I may want to do and link easier to images and pages.

Ultimately, I always recommend using what you're most comfortable with, but I found iJournal to be the most intuitive way to get my posts up on LJ.

I hope this helps a bit.

madbodger
Jan. 25th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
I like it for posting, 'cause I don't have to remember the complex and ever-changing list of friends LJ nicks (just command-U, type the first few letters, and not worry about misspelling, misremembering, mistyping, or forgetting a name change). I have a lot of fun with the "edit last post" feature, when I have a last-minute though, or get the formatting wrong, or notice a typo.

The other big feature for me is the command-F friends list. Being able to scroll over 'em all and look for the yellow ones that mean someone has friended me is a lot easier than scanning hundreds of tags, trying to figure out which ones are new.

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