If you’re anything like me you love the idea of Gwibber, but wish it worked better. As such, you may be looking for an alternative Linux Twitter client to use until they work out their issues. Maybe though, you’re simply ready to find a new program to be loyal to – regardless of what’s installed by default on your system.
With this in mind I’ve decided to profile a few of the many Twitter clients available for Ubuntu.
Adobe Air apps, such as TweetDeck, aren’t mentioned here although we’re aware that Tweetdeck works in Linux. This list is for native Twitter clients. Everything here loads quickly and does what you’d expect, so let’s take a look.
You can find gTwitter in your repositories, or Ubuntu users can click here to install.
The program does a good job of tracking your API usage, meaning if it stops working you’ll know why. The interface can be customized, and the program even inclues URL shortener integration.
I highly recommend this one, if you’re looking for a good KDE Twitter client. Even if you use Gnome, this one’s awesome enough to use anyway.
Ubuntu users can click here to install Qwit, users of other Linux distributions need to only check their distro’s package manager for the program or download Qwit from the project’s Google Code page.
Alternatively, users of any Linux distribution can use the portable version of Qwit found over at PortableLinuxApps. This is particularly useful if you’re a Gnome guy, like me, and would prefer to not install any QT dependencies on your system.
Find out more about Pino, including downloads, at Pino’s web site.
ConclusionThis is by no means an exhaustive list; I’m sure our readers can point out many more fine examples of Linux Twitter clients. Please feel free to highlight the best things I’ve missed below. Also feel free to ask any questions that need answering, because I want my readers to be happy. Let me make you happy.
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