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Polly Twitter Client

For those who prefer Polly to other desktop twitter clients (e.g., Corebird), here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04 and derivatives.

Polly is a Twitter client designed for managing multiple columns of multiple accounts, purposefully keeping them separated instead of merged.

Polly‘s not been updated for a few years, though the developer said he’s not gave up on developing. The latest 0.93.12 release is working good and available in GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Polly in Ubuntu 16.04

Install Polly in Ubuntu 16.04:

1. Add GetDeb repository by installing the .deb package from the link below:

Download GetDeb Package

You can then manage the PPA via System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

2. After adding the repository, install the twitter app via Synaptic Package Manager.

Or open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the commands below one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install polly

For those who don’t want to add the repository, grab the .deb installer for Polly directly from the link below:

Download Polly DEB Package

Then install the package by running command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/polly_*.deb; sudo apt -f install

Polly Twitter Client Logo

This tutorial shows how to install Polly Twitter Client via PPA in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13/14/15/16 and Elementary OS.

Polly is an open source Linux Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts. It is now at version 0.93.11 (pre-alpha 3.11).

Most notable in this release is the addition of the beautiful Numix icon theme, but there are also fixes for Fedora packaging, some link optimizations, and the addition of an internal keyring module to avoid incompatibility with recent distros.

Install Polly via PPA:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command below to add the Polly PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:conscioususer/polly-daily

After that, update package lists and install this client:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y polly

Once installed, open polly from Unity Dash.

Polly Twitter Client in Ubuntu 13.10 with Numix theme

Polly Twitter Client in Ubuntu 13.10 with Numix theme