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If you're on Windows, go to ljwin32_sema and get semagic. You'll never use the web interface again. It's rock-solid, based on the Brad Fitzpatrick's original windows client (which means it's kind of arranged like the old old interface) and improved over the last few years by an international open-source community. I composed most of my L.A.con IV report offline in the car on the ride home using semagic.

If you're on a Mac, get xjournal. You'll never use the web interface again. The latest release has a few bugs (you may find yourself quitting and restarting it once in a while if the journal selector switches off), but it's pretty damned reliable. It's another open-source project, but the developer community is a bit smaller.

You'll thank yourself.

I use both of these on a daily basis. Strangely enough, I actually like the windows client better; it's more sophisticated (even if it's a smidge uglier). Before the main site interface redesign, it provided easy links to sections that were hard to find (it still does, but most of those sections are now easy to find in the Horizon menus).

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marquesate
Dec. 15th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
Ah yes, but you can't do either if you wish to update from a work machine and they won't let you install any software (understandably so), thus you're stuck with the web interface. *pouts*

I love Semagic.
trystbat
Dec. 15th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
Honestly, the new web interface is no big deal. I use semagic at work & alternate between xjournal & web @ home (not fond of the Mac client), so I hadn't used the web updated page until last night. After all the bitching & moaning, I expected much worse. Only real difference is that the icon picker is at the top. So what? Sheesh, ppl. Deal. It's *at the top* on comments pages too!
lysana
Dec. 16th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
You know how it is. It's change. Change is Evul. The one reasonable complaint I've heard is from someone who has a hard time reading sans-serif fonts.
cmdrsuzdal
Dec. 15th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
Interesting, I may try those out.

Although so far I'm liking the new interface just fine, shrug.
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