Twitter is definitely come up in a huge way and boasts of most number of users in the social media segment. twitter_logoMost of the users out of them do not use twitter from the original website of twitter. They use twitter clients made for their specific OS be it through computer or different OS for the mobile phones. Here we look at some of the popular twitter clients for Linux.

1. twirhl : Twirhl is one of the earliest and one of the most popular twitter client for Linux. It is based on Adobe Air platform. Some of its features are :

  • runs on both Windows (2000/XP/Vista/Win7) and Mac OSX
  • connects to multiple Twitter,, Friendfeed and Seesmic Video accounts
  • displays notifications for new messages
  • shorten long URLs (using,, snurl, twurl or
  • cross-post your updates to Jaiku and many other sites like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more via
  • post images to yfrog
  • search tweets using Twitter Search and TweetScan, and follow topics in near-real time with saved searches
  • automatically find tweets mentioning your @username
  • record a video on Seesmic Video, and share it on Twitter immediately
  • get your Seesmic Video updates in real-time using XMPP
  • English spell checking


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2. Pino : Pino is one the lightest twitter client for Linux. Pino is a Linux twitter client written in Vala and designed to be simple and fast. It only shows your timeline and mentions but it’s still in the beta stage (currently beta 3).


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3. TweetDeck : This is probably one of the most widely used twitter clients for Linux currently in the market. It is not a one of twitter client but also enable managing of accounts such as facebook, myspace and linkedin. So it is more of a all in one desktop social client than being just a twitter client.


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4. gtwitter : It is one of the simpler of the rest of the mentioned clients. It is a simple GTK+ based application for Linux, designed to interact with Twitter web service. Someof the features of it are :


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5. Echofon ( formerly Twitterfox )

TwitterFox is a Firefox Extension that displays updates from your friends and lets you update your status. This extension adds a tiny icon on the status bar that notifies you when your friends update their tweets. Also it has a small text input field to update your tweets. As Ubuntu already comes preinstalled with Firefox so installing this Twitter app is as easy as a pie.

Some of its features are :

  • Unread count in Firefox status bar
  • One-click access to Twitter popup window
  • Easily post links to current page in Firefox
  • Instant notification of new Tweets within Firefox
  • Support for multiple Twitter accounts
  • Handles all standard Twitter tasks such as direct messages and mentions
  • Syncs unread tweets with your iPhone when you use Echofon Pro for iPhone
  • Supports custom sound effects for notification
  • Multiple color themes available
  • Easily post links to the current page in Firefox