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Cawbird, the free open-source native Linux Twitter app, released version 1.5 few days ago.

There’s no big ones in the release. But if you have poor network connection like me, and any image failed to load in Cawbird, there’s now ‘reload image‘ button that could help to reload it.

The new release now cleanly and clearly handle “withheld” accounts, and hide withheld tweets. And, it fixed emoji chooser in non-English locales, added support paging of blocked profiles. For more, see the Github releases page.

How to install Cawbird in Ubuntu & Other Linux:

Cawbird twitter app is available to install via 3 ways: Native DEB/RPM, Snap, and Flatpak packages.

1. Native DEB / RPM

For Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora based systems, the software developer offers official packages through OBS repository:

Just select your OS logo, click ‘Grab binary packages directory‘ and select download the native package for your system (amd64 for modern PC, arm64/armhf for arm processors).

Or, run the commands one by one to add repository and receive updates, by following the ‘Add repository and install manually’ link.

2. Cawbird Snap:

Ubuntu user may just search for and install the Snap package from Software Center. Though it’s not updated to v1.5 at the moment.

3. Cawbird Flatpak:

The app is also available to install via the universal Flatpak package. After set up the Flatpak daemon, user may grab the package from this page.

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

This tutorials shows how to install the beautiful Twitter client on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint using PPA.

Birdie is a beautiful Twitter client for Linux. It is fast, easy to use and works great. It provides all the basic Twitter features and allows you to enjoy Twitter right on your desktop.

Birdie is built by volunteers. All the source code is licensed under the GPLv3 and freely available for anyone to use, modify or share.


To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command and run in terminal to add the ppa repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:birdie-team/stable

2.) If you already installed Synaptic Package Manager, open it and click Reload button. Search for and install birdie package:


If not, run the below command instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install birdie