Mar 26, 2014

My New Favorite Twitter Client For Ubuntu: Birdie

For those of you who have been following the blog for a while know, I used to be heavily into social media. I was addicted! In fact, for a while when making Bauer-Puntu I made it based around social media. I would pre-install Twhirl when it was still around, then I switched over to Gwibber when it was still being updated.

Last year I got rid of all my personal social media accounts, but recently I decided to revive my personal Twitter account since I'm going through a divorce and feeling more social; and decided to install a Twitter client on my Ubuntu laptop again. Since my two favorite clients are no longer around I went hunting, and found one I like. It's called Birdie!

To install it in Ubuntu you first must be running at least Ubuntu 3.10. If you are at 3.10, run the following from the terminal to install:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:birdie-team/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install birdie -y
After you install, Birdie is pretty straight forward. The only drawback I see is that it won't minimize to the system tray. I'd like to see that feature implemented if possible. Despite that, it is a pretty cool little Twitter client!

What do you use on Ubuntu for a Twitter client? Why do you like it? Let us know in the comments.

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