|BlogJet - new Windows client
||[May. 28th, 2004|01:41 pm]
LiveJournal Client Discussions
BlogJet is a new Windows client for LiveJournal with WYSIWYG editor. It definitely should be added to Windows Clients list.
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<p><a href="http://www.blogjet.com/">BlogJet</a> is a new Windows client for <font color="#004080"><font color="#0080c0">Live</font>Journal</font> with WYSIWYG editor. It definitely should be added to Windows Clients list.</p>
<p><span bold; font-style: italic;?><strong><font color="#ff7f00">Benefits</font></strong></span><lj-raw></p>
<li>BlogJet is the only application from <em>Windows Clients</em> list that has a WYSIWYG editor.</li>
<li>It has LJ-CUT tag implemented in interesting and usable way.</li>
<li>It has multiple accounts support.</li>
<li>It can automatically upload images / other file to FTP server.</li>
<li>You can record voice and post it along with your journal entry.</li></ul>
<p>See <a href="http://www.blogjet.com/screenshots/">screenshots here</a>.</p>
<li>BlogJet is not free - $19.95 for a copy.</li>
<li>Currently, it doesn't support extended <font color="#0080c0">Live</font><font color="#004080">Journal</font> tags (mood, now-playing, etc.)</li></ul>
<p>Can it be added to <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/download/?platform=Windows">http://www.livejournal.com/download/?platform=Windows</a> ?</p></lj-raw><lj-raw>
Sure, but listing the other ones is a advertisement for them, and livejournal will never see a penny of their cost, either, because they're free. Or are you saying that it's moral to stop someone making money on something that there's a free alternative to, even if the alternative isn't as good in some ways?
I'm not sure how using a proprietary client affect's LJ's freeness in the slightest - once the post is made, it's irrelevant what client you used, and I doubt the author of the product is in any way interested in stopping the user make posts to their journal.
What I'm saying is, LiveJournal works hard to maintain a code base API's so that people can develop applications that interoperate with everything. They give all this away for free.
To then go and build something that costs money on top of that is against the spirit of the freeness, because you're taking all that work, adding something to it, and then not giving away what you did with it, you're charging money. This is completely allowed, however, I don't think that LiveJournal has any responsibility to go and promote that product in any way, which is what placing it on the page of livejournal clients would do.
However, this whole conversation is pointless, because in this case I don't believe my opinion matters.
Okay. Then what for is this list? Is it for users? Is it to help them find the client that best suits their needs, or just for holy wars free vs. paid? I do not mind if BlogJet won't be included - users will find it somewhere else, not in this list.
But why? Why LJ was created if everyone can make his own website? To simplify this process, to HELP users, help them communicate with each other. So why not help users finding the appropriate client? Why they don't know about BlogWizard, and what else you've enlisted here?
This is my point. Why not create the good up-to-date list of clients to help people? With w.Bloggar, BlogWizard, BlogJet, whatever? I could help with compiling this list.
I'm just a random guy, I have no pull with Livejournal. I said what I wanted to say, I'm done.