How to Install Zipwhip Text Messaging app in Ubuntu

July 30, 2013

This simple and brief tutorial is going to show you how to install Zipwhip text messaging app in Ubuntu. As you may know, Zipwhip is a small utility that allows you to text anyone from PC, Android tablet, or web browser using your existing mobile number.

Zipwhip-starting

Tutorial Objectives:

  • Install Zipwhip Text Messaging app in Ubuntu
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to download the app:

For 32-bit system:

wget http://zipwhip.cachefly.net/zipwhip-desktop-i586.deb

For 64-bit system:

wget http://zipwhip.cachefly.net/zipwhip-desktop-amd64.deb

Both 32-bit & 64-bit run below command to install the package:

sudo dpkg -i zipwhip-desktop*.deb

Once installed, you may need a restart to be able to open this tool from Unity Dash. Then input your phone number and a password (register for free):

Zipwhip-phone

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