Rainjul LLC has released a public beta of Polywogg, a personal journaling (“blogging”) service for Mac OS X 10.2 (“Jaguar”) and Mac OS X 10.3 (“Panther”). It’s designed to let you include movies, digital photos, audio files, PDF documents, rich text documents, HTML pages, HTML pages formatted as PDF and freeform formatted documents in your journals.
It also enables users to use their iSight or other video camera to create video journal entries, according to Rainjul. Polywogg lets you maintain multiple journals — and let multiple users manage individual journals. The service includes two applications: Polywogg Reader and Polywogg Publisher.
Polywogg Reader lets you conduct searches, add friends, post and read comments, view user profiles, send mail to journal owners and switch to viewing journals on the Web. Polywogg Publisher is a tool for creating or deleting journal entries. In addition, it allows you to customize the look of your journal, manage your public profile, add friends and switch to viewing journals on the Web.
Anyone can go to the
Polywogg Web site
to view journals, read and leave comments, view user profiles and send feedback to Polywogg management. The Polywogg service itself doesn’t host any icons, movies, images, freeform documents, songs or any media you may wish to place in your public profile or journal entries. You need to specify an iDisk to host your media — or other publicly accessible WebDAV server if you’re not a .Mac subscriber.
For a limited time, a one-year subscription is free for .Mac members, and US$15 for non-members.