The best Twitter clients in Fedora

Recently there have been a few additions to the list of twitter clients available in the Fedora repos. Here are a few of the awesome twitter clients to choose from in Fedora:

Corebird

Corebird is a fairly new GNOME twitter client that provides support for almost all twitter features, including lists, favourites, direct messages and of course tweeting. It also has support for the optional GNOME dark theme. However, like corebird features a lot of newer GNOME technologies, so it only works on Fedora 20 or newer.

You can find corebird in GNOME software, or install from the command line with:


<span class="pln">sudo yum install corebird</span>

corebird


Birdie

Birdie is another relative newcomer to the Linux twitter client foray, but it is still in active development and has an impressive feature list. However, like corebird, birdie features a lot of newer GNOME technologies, so it only works on Fedora 20 or newer.

You can find birdie in GNOME software, or install from the command line with:


<span class="pln">sudo yum install birdie</span>

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Gwibber

Gwibber has been around for a long time in the Linux twitter client space. It does most of the basic things well, but lacks some of the more advanced features that are already standard in newer clients like birdie and corebird.

gwibber

You can find gwibber in GNOME software, or install from the command line with:


<span class="pln">sudo yum install gwibber</span>

Hotot

Hotot has also been around for a few years now, however, the author has just announced (Feb 2014) that he is no longer working on maintaining the application. That said Hotot also has a wide range of features, most notably, a multi-column display (Corebird and Birdie do not). Hotot is also not a native GNOME or KDE application, it basically implements most of its behaviour in a web browser widget, so the interface can be a bit strange at times.

Hotot is still available in the Fedora repos, you can install with gnome-software, or from the command line with:


<span class="pln">sudo yum install hotot</span><span class="pun">-</span><span class="pln">gtk</span>

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7 Comments

  1. I really love this kind of article — one that highlights software that is available in Fedora.

    I used to be a Hotot user and have never been happy with Choqok, so I am on the lookout for a Twitter client under active development.

    I installed both Corebird and Birdie and will be testing them out.

    • Thanks for the comment! Are their anymore styles of applications you think we should write about here at Fedora Magazine?

      Personally, i use corebird as my twitter client. The upstream is really responsive and welcoming! (i also package it for fedora too 🙂 )

  2. Nice, there are a few there that I haven’t tried.

    There’s no Fedora package for it (although there’s a docker image now), but the best twitter client I’ve used is the CLI based earthquake: https://github.com/jugyo/earthquake/

    • Ah! once it is packaged in Fedora, i can add it to the list!
      Do you know of any other CLI based twitter cilents in Fedora that are worth mentioning here as well?

  3. I haven’t run Corebird in maybe six months, and I was getting these errors in notification windows:

    89: Invalid or expired token
    Unauthorized

    My fix: I deleted the .corebird folder from my home directory, re-ran Corebird, added my Twitter account. Now it works.

    Regarding types of applications to write about, I think these would be good to start with:

    RSS readers
    Podcatchers
    Media players

  4. ewrt444

    dnf install birdie

    Nie ma pakietu birdie.
    Błąd: Nie można odnaleźć pasujących wyników.

    fedora 23

    • @ewrt444: The birdie app was removed prior to Fedora 23; apparently this was due to crashes at startup that could not be resolved by the maintainer.

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