How to Install ‘Anatine’ Twitter App in Ubuntu 16.04

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.

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.

[ac-button url=”https://github.com/sindresorhus/anatine/releases” target=”_blank”]Download Anatine for Linux (.zip)[/ac-button]

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

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]
Name=Anatine
Exec=/opt/Anatine/Anatine
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=/opt/Anatine/resources/app/static/Icon.png

3. Finally launch Anatine from Unity Dash and enjoy!

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