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Pick of the Bunch: Command line Twitter Clients
Twitter is an extremely popular social network. Twitter, at its most basic, is a series of short online statements or 'tweets'. Twitter forces the writer to be extremely succinct - with only 140 characters (including spaces) to make each announcement.

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  • Birdie
    Birdie 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 makes use of native technologies like Gtk and GLib to provide a clean and simple interface, while integrating seamlessly with the user's desktop environment. Read more hot
  • Hotot
    Hotot is a lightweight client for the Twitter microblogging service. It is designed especially for Linux and is coded using the Python language. Read more hot
  • Spaz
    Spaz is an award-winning open-source Twitter client for the Adobe Integrated Runtime, written entirely in HTML, Javascript and CSS. Read more hot
  • TweetDeck
    TweetDeck is a personal browser for staying in touch with what is happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook and more. TweetDeck shows you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organised and up to date. Read more hot
  • bti
    bti is a command line micro-blogging tool. bti sends a tweet to,, or any other StatusNet instance. The primary focus of this small application is to allow users to log everything that is typed into a bash shell, in a crazy, "this is what I'm doing right now!" type of way, letting the world follow along with the user constant moving between directories and refreshing their email queue to see if there is anything interesting going on. Read more
  • Corebird
    Corebird is an open source native Gtk+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop. Its interface is reminiscent of Twitter's official application for Mac OS X.
  • db2twitter
    db2twitter automatically extracts fields from your database, use them to feed a template of tweet and send the tweet.
  • Destroy Twitter
    Destroy Twitter is a Twitter client without the baggage of other social network clients. It is built on the Abode AIR platform. Read more
  • GFeedLine
    GFeedLine is a social networking client. It supports Twitter.
  • GNOME Feed Line
    GNOME Feed Line is a social networking client for the GNOME desktop. It supports Twitter.
  • Mixero
    Mixero is an Adobe AIR desktop Twitter and Facebook client application. It replaces the conventional Twitter web interface and allows users to send and receive tweets and view profiles. Read more
  • Pino
    Pino is a free, easy and fast X11 client for Twitter and Read more
  • PirateWall
    PirateWall is a simple Twitter client.
  • Polly
    Polly is a Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts. Read more
  • Pwytter
    Pwytter is a standalone Twitter GUI client. It is intended to be multi-platform.
  • Qataki
    Qataki is a command line client. It's a shell script that, besides usual UNIX utilities (like sed/awk/grep), depends on curl and xmlstarlet.
  • Qwit
    Qwit is a cross-platform Qt4-based client for Twitter. Read more
  • Rainbow Stream
    Rainbow Stream is a terminal-based Twitter client. Realtime tweetstream, compose, search, favorite ? and much more fun directly from terminal.
  • Retweet
    Retweet automatically retweets tweets from a Twitter user .
  • TTYtter
    TTYtter is a real, minimalist and interactive console-mode client for Twitter written in Perl. It requires Lynx or curl. Read more
  • Turpial
    Turpial is a microblogging client for networks such as Twitter and written in Python. It is lightweight, functional, and integrated with the desktop. It aims to be an application that consumes little resources but without sacrificing funtionality. Read more
  • Turses
    Turses is an open source Twitter ncurses client interface running on urxvt. This application is written in Python. The goal of the project is to build a full-featured, lightweight, and extremely configurable Twitter client. Read more
  • Twidge
    Twidge is a tool for interacting with microblogging sites such as Twitter and Read more
  • Twitim
    Twitim is an XMPP (Jabber) client for Twitter. It features custom watchlists, sounds, and pop-up notifications.
  • twitmail
    Twitmail is a command-line twitter client that remembers the last things you read, threads the replies into the answers, and lets you reply easily to previous messages.
  • Twittamos
    Twittamos is a Twitter client that allows you to send updates to Twitter using a GTK interface.
  • twitter-cmdline
    twitter-cmdline is a commandline twitter client that implements both reading and writing to your twitter stream. It is written in Perl and only requires LWP::UserAgent be installed.
  • Tyrs
    Tyrs is an easily configured ncurses Twitter client. It allows you all basic manipulations such as searching, directly sending a message, and mentions. Tyrs let you configure all shortcuts, colors, and more parameters. Read more
  • Xtwitter
    Xtwitter is very tiny twitter client for the X Window System.

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