Twitter is a microblogging service we allows you to send plain text messages short length, with a maximum of 280 characters previously there were 140. This is considered one of the most used social networks worldwide, where most of politicians and renowned companies can be found in it.
Twitter has applications official for smartphones and tablets or any device you have Android or iOS. While for desktop systems to access the service we must do it from a web browser.
This option it does not turn out to be as comfortable as possible for the userEven though there are extensions for the browsers that make up the social network, it is still a waste of resources.
Additionally, Twitter notifications from the web browser do not work well with native notification centers in most modern desktop environments, and as a result, Linux users probably they would better use third-party Twitter clients.
That is why this time we are going to see 3 of the best clients for Twitter that we can use in Linux.
Corebird es a well-known modern Twitter native client For Linux users, use the latest version of GTK to make an excellent and easy-to-use Twitter application. The program tries to create a similar GUI interface to the popular native Twitter macOS client.
This Twitter client It has the most essential characteristics that it must have which are, the reading of the Timeline, Mentions, DM, searches, filters, among others.
Among its main characteristics we can highlight:
- An interface similar to the official macOS Twitter app makes it familiar to new users
- Supports installation via Flatpak / Snap package, making it easy to use regardless of Linux distribution
- Inline Image Embedding
- Online playback of videos from Twitter, YouTube and other services
- Compose menu allows users to choose from different languages
- Support Emoticon / Emoji
- Allows users to reply to tweets from up to 50 people at a time
- Allows users to "favorite" favorite images for easier access
Birdie es a free application that belongs to the Elementary OS distribution project, this app has several features that one might expect in a decent Twitter app. Thas a clean GTK interface.
In it we can create a new tweet, reply, send messages, see conversations, retweet and add photos to it. You can even retweet with quotes (old style) on it.
Birdie too provides autocompletion for hashtags and twitter headers. Also, you can use multiple Twitter accounts at the same time, just like you do in the Android or iOS app.
Between its main characteristics we find:
- The infinite scrolling feature ensures that users never have to click the "refresh" button to see more content
- Integrated support for embedding YouTube, Instagram and other sources
- Working on the companion mobile client for Android / iOS so that Birdie users can have the same experience on the desktop and the mobile device
- Hashtag autocomplete
- The "Conversations" button allows easy filtering of Twitter @ reply threads
- Multiple account support
This Twitter client is an application of the KDE desktop environment project, choqok it uses the Qt framework and integrates very well on the desktop. The program is open source and is licensed under the GNU General Public License V3.
Between its main characteristics can include:
- Support for GNU Social (formerly StatusNet), a social network that users can host on their own servers
- URL Shortener support
- YouTube / Vimeo online playback
- Tweet filtering support
- Support for direct uploading of images to various photo hosting services (Posterous, Twitpic, Flickr, etc.)
- Integrates with Kwallet to encrypt passwords and login information
- Support for Twitter "verified" account badges
- Integrates with various Linux music players to allow users to tweet "now listening" messages