Chronicle LiveJournal Client


Apr 24, 2004: Version 0.0.4 is now available. This version makes some UI changes, fixes some bugs, and things. Download it now!
Feb 17, 2004: A major update (v0.0.3) to Chronicle is now available.
Dec. 7, 2003: You can download the newer Chronicle now. Logins will be slow (up to about 30 secords) until the next update.

This is the result of me being tired of coding HTML to do simple things like link to friends and stuff. I figured I'd make good use of the experience I've got and write something kick-ass. If you're looking for a way to get at the HTML to hack in your own code, this isn't the client for you. This is the client for people like my Mom, who can barely say the word "computer" without getting the vapours.

This is an early version of the program. Updates should be fast and furious, so check back often.



These are things that work, more or less.

  • Logging in
  • Writing entries, using formatting
  • Inserting links using the Link combo
  • Setting moods
  • Most posting options, except for backdating and friends-group security
  • Username linking
  • Friends-group security
  • Inserting images
  • Basic LJ-Cut support

Not yet implemented

These things are on the immediate to-do list. This is not a comprehensive list.

  • Support for servers other than
  • Autologin
  • Cached user images

Why Use Chronicle?

Lots of reasons. Here are some of the really, really cool features of Chronicle:

  • No need for a "preview", because it's what-you-see-is-what-you-get!
  • Inserting friends is as easy as selecting them from a combo box.
  • The Insert URL combo displays all the open IE window URLs, making inserting links super easy!
  • Visually move images around, and resize them.
  • The ability to drag-and-drop images (and other HTML) from a web browser.
  • Live spell checking.
  • It looks really, really pretty.

Coming soon:

  • Editing previous entries.
  • Friends and Group management.
  • Reminders for things like birthdays and so on.
  • The ability to setup multiple accounts and login to them.
  • Multiple drafts, and working offline.


For now, here are some pictures.  (These images are out of date. I'll probably replace them later this week).

First, the login screen! Ooooh! Aaaaah! I doubt I'll be allowed to keep the image, but it serves it's purpose for now. (I was informed that I can't use the image, but as I said it's just a placeholder for now).

Second, the main editing window. The toolbar layouts are not finished. This may change over the next few updates. Note the MS Word style underlining of misspelled words. Yes, you can right click and select a replacement. Yes, you can turn it off. Yes, there is going to be normal, old-school spell checking. 

Posting Options, displayed, but not docked. Notice my pretty mug. :-)

The insert image dialog (in case you don't want to drag and drop the image in!):

For the record, this will be free, but it will not be open source. I may make parts of the code available, but I don't know for sure yet. Enjoy!



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