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Phoenix is a Mac Client for www.livejournal.com and other Livejournal-compatible services (e.g. dreamwidth.org). Phoenix is an open source client written in REALBasic. You download Phoenix to your computer and use it (instead of a Web page) to update your Livejournal, manage your Friends, or Edit your History.

Phoenix is free, so try it out, if you have any problems you can e-mail myself or drop us a post at the Phoenix Community.

What's New

Version 1.10.2:
  • Edit Entry now respects authentication methods when deleting an entry
  • Contextual Menu now works.
  • Save/Don't Save Window no longer comes up twice when quitting.
  • Location Field now clears after posting when it's supposed to.
  • Posts that contain international characters no longer return an Internal Server Error.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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lucluv Member IconComment+10

I've been using Phoenix 1.9.6 since I got my Intel iMac over a year and a half ago. But this "new" release says it's version 1.9.6 and the "What's New" lists the version as being 1.9.5.

What's up with all this? What version is this new release and IS it actually a new release? And while we're at it, is this really a PPC only release? Is there different one for Intel Macs?

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Version 1.9.6
Dremwkr Member IconReview+107

This app is OK, but not a good as Xjournal in the following ways: Xjournal has a better interface, gives you more options in posting, and is just more intutitive and easyer to use. Phoenix is stable (at least I have not any problems) and free: Free is always an excellent value.

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Version 1.9.5
Anonymous Member IconReview

if you're looking for the best livejournal client for mac, stop here. best.

tips for the developer:
-include active spellcheck into message body like other clients
-better friends management

otherwise, keep up the great work. best integrated for mac, i barely miss semagic and windows.

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Version 1.9.3
Anonymous Member IconReview

Download came in clean, with good instant mount and immediate serviceability.. that is I got after it straightaway. No probs..

No hang like ijournal - the password you reckon.? I mean if it is then it would be every time wouldn't it..

tried for help but timed out; could use advice on how to blog to sites of ij type such as weedweb.net - from where I am you loggin to lj and that limits me to lj.. any ideas?

Tks and keep up the good work.!

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Version 1.9.3
Chris (Developer)

To ge the client to login to lj-based services other than www.livejournal.com, click on the more options button on the login screen.

Anonymous Member IconReview

Works very well. Out of the clients I have used on OS X, this is the best one. I was used to using the Semagic client for Windows, and I've tried iJournal and xJournal for OS X.

Two are a few things in Semagic and xJournal I would like to see added in this client.

1. In the Edit History mode. I would like to see an icon beside the entry lists that shows what "security" setting the entry is set to... public, friends-only, or private.

2. An Edit History interface more like xJournal and the ability to edit more than one entry at once.

3. Changes in friends.

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Version 1.9.3
Anonymous Member IconReview

Pretty nice, full features LiveJournal client. Very nice interface and it has a lot of nice options to play with.

The spellcheck for me does not work, however. I just typed up a rather long post and when I went to spellcheck it, the program crashed. This happens every time I try to run the spellchecker. *sigh*

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Version 1.8
elis (lj user thingwraith) Member Icon+0
elis (lj user thingwraith)

Phoenix is great.
I've tried a couple of the other clients for Mac OS X and found that Phoenix is better in every way.
If you're a frequent LJ user I highly recommend it.

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Version 1.6
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Downloads 11,305
Version Downloads 1,694
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Date 09 Sep 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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