3 Twitter Clients For Linux That You Don’t Want To Miss
3. Turpial Twitter Client For Linux
Turpial is a simple GUI easy to use Twitter client for Linux. Turpial is written in python and released under GPL v3. Turpial can easily be installed and configured in various distros including Ubuntu, Fedora, and Debian. You can directly jump to the installation part here. The Latest version of Turpial 3.0 released with fixes, updates and new features. So 3.0 is even better, stable and feature. Turpial is easy to use and configure and here is how you can install and configure Turpial –
How To Install Turpial?
Install Turpial Twitter Client In Debian
Install Turpial Twitter Client In Fedora
2. Birdie Twitter Client For Linux
Birdie is another simple, feature-rich and easy to use Twitter client for Linux. You don’t want to miss Birdie if you want to use multiple accounts. You can log into as many accounts as you want with Birdie without spending so much time. Birdie integrates perfectly fine with most of the modern GNU/Linux Desktop Environment. You get desktop notification whenever somebody messages, tweet, retweet or do any other activity. You’re always up-to-date with whatever activities are going on.
There is one thing that you may not like about Birdie is that Birdie does not have any repository. You will have to install it downloading .deb file from Birdie website. Although they provide instructions on how to install Birdie on different operating systems whenever Birdie gets an update you need to manually update it (that’s not good).
Birdie development was discontinued by Ivo Nunes, the main developer of the project, but because of the magical open-source development system, the project was started back by one of the project lovers. Now the project is continued and soon we may have Birdie 2.0 (Out of the Nest – Birdie 2.0).
How To Install Birdie In Linux?
1. Choqok Twitter Client For Linux
Finally here is the #1 Twitter client of this small list. Choqok. The client that you’re most likely to like it and install it. Choqok is a free, open-source and features rich Twitter client for Linux and the latest version is 1.5. Choqok does not only support Twitter but pump.io network, Opendesktop.org and also StatusNet.Choqok is built using Qt libraries and hence it integrates seamlessly with KDE. But it works on other distros with different environments. Other distributions users can either install it using binaries or Ubuntu based distros’ users can install using Adilson’s PPA unofficial PPA.
Choqok is a KDE app so installing on other environments will also install several Kubuntu libraries. I’ve been using it on Ubuntu and have no problem using it on the non-kde distro.
Choqok Features At A Glance
- Supporting Identi.ca micro-blogging service. (pump.io)
- Supporting self-hosted Gnu Social (Formerly known as StatusNet) websites. (Using their Twitter compatible API)
- Supporting Open Collaboration Services API (Used by opendesktop.org)
- Supporting Multiple Accounts simultaneously.
- Supporting search APIs for Twitter and StatusNet services.
- Support for Twitter lists.
- KWallet integration.
- Flickr, ImageShack, Twitpic, Twitgoo, Mobypicture, and Posterous photo uploading
- Support for shortening URLs with more than 30 characters.+shorten on paste, With more than 10 shortening services
- Filtering supported to hide unwanted posts.
- Setting your last post as your current status message in IM clients (Kopete, Pidgin, Psi, Skype)
- Preview Videos from YouTube and Vimeo services.
- Send Now Listening text. (Many of favorite players such as Amarok, Exaile, Banshee, Rhythmbox and VLC supported)
- Proxy support.
- So much more…..
App has a nice GUI, like unity that allows switching between different tabs like, messages, profile, notifications and more. You can also hide unwanted tabs. You can quickly update status, update the timeline for new activities and configure choqok from integrated menu.
One very useful thing in Choqok is the URL shortener. When using Choqok you no more need to goto any online URL shortening tool just use one embedded into the app.
Choqok numerous plugins/features can be enabled or disabled depending on user wish. For example, if you don’t want to preview images then uncheck Preview images plugin inside the “Plugins” tab.
As told above Choqok can sign in multiple accounts simultaneously. To configure account go to Settings >> Configure Choqok >> Accounts and Click Add and select the account that you want to use in Choqok. Choqok uses the key to authenticate your twitter account. You’ll get a key as your log in and enter that key in the dialogue box that popped up as you clicked add twitter.
Choqok uses KWallet to store your data securely on the hard drive. Choqok setup will instruct you to setup KWallet.
There are many other features that you will want to try out i.e support of photo uploading from Flickr, ImageShack, Twitpic, Twitgoo, Mobypicture, and Posterous, etc. So try it out. Install Choqok and tell us in the comments below that how much you like it.