Jun 16, 2009

The Best Non Adobe Air Twitter Clients For Linux

I have been using Twitter fairly regularly for a few months now, and I have been an active Linux user for over a few years. Since I started using Twitter, I have been playing with a lot of Twitter clients. If you have been looking for different clients to use, you probably already know that there are a bot load of clients made with Adobe Air.

That's fine, but what if you don't want to use Adobe Air applications for some reason or another. One reason I don't like it is in 64 bit Ubuntu. It is just too quirky, and you have to do a lot more tricks to get Adobe Air apps to work. No, in 64 bit Ubuntu, I would rather use a non-adobe Twitter client. If you have been looking, here are my two recommendations:

  1. Twitux - This one is a very simple, and easy to use Twitter client. With it you can do almost anything else you can do in any other Twitter client, like update your status, look at replies and direct messages, list friends, etc.
  2. Gwibber - Gwibber is my favorite non-adobe air client. The makers of Gwibber label it as a micro-blogging client because you can use it for more than just Twitter. You can update Jaiku, Identic.ca, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, and RSS. It even has Ping.fm integration for even more networks!
There are a few others out there, but these two in my humble opinion are the best alternatives to Adobe Air clients like Twirl, or Tweetdeck. Especially in Linux, where it is always better to support small, Open Source projects.

What Twitter clients do you guys use in Linux? Know of any other good alternatives to Adobe Air Twitter clients in Linux? Hit me up in the comments!

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