How to Install ‘Anatine’ Twitter App in Ubuntu 16.04

July 29, 2016 — 2 Comments

Anatine Twitter App

Anatine is a new open-source Desktop Twitter App for Linux, Windows, and OS X. It offers mobile Twitter interface with keyboard shortcuts support and extended features.

Anatine is only 3 months old and so far it features:

  • Hides promoted tweets
  • Dark Mode (Ctrl+Shift+D)
  • Context menu for save images.
  • system tray icon to toggle the window.

Anatine Twitter App

Install Anatine in Ubuntu:

A non-install Linux package is available from the link below, just download, extract, and run Anatine executable from result folder.

Download Anatine for Linux (.zip)

For those who want to install the software, so it can be launched from Unity Dash / App Launcher, do:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to extract downloaded package to /opt:

sudo unzip ~/Downloads/Anatine-linux-*.zip -d /opt/Anatine

install anatine to opt

2. Create a shortcut for the app by running command:

gedit ~/.local/share/applications/anatine.desktop

The command creates and opens a .desktop file with Gedit text editor. Just paste below lines into the file and save it.

[Desktop Entry]

anatine shortcut

3. Finally launch Anatine from Unity Dash and enjoy!

Launch Anatine twitter app

4. (Optional) For any reason you want to remove the software, simply run command:

sudo rm -rf /opt/Anatine && rm ~/.local/share/applications/anatine.desktop

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2 responses to How to Install ‘Anatine’ Twitter App in Ubuntu 16.04

  1. Thanks Jim, for this and the .deb of corebird.

  2. Enrique GarcĂ­a September 19, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Did the same for Linux Mint 17.3, except:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Comment=Desktop Twitter App

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