Pino twitter client

Tired of all those Adobe AIR twitter apps? Well its high time we Linux users had our very own twitter client. Gwibber has been floated as the next big thing, but frankly I’m not convinced. I hope the Gwibber developers come up with something stable and usable by the next month when Ubuntu 10.04 releases.

In the meantime, I suggest you guys take a look at Pino. Its an ultra-lightweight Twitter client which does a fantastic job at what its meant to do. Of course, it has identi.ca integration, and if you need to use any other service you can add that as well.

Personally, I’m very impressed with Pino. I havent faced any difficulty in using any of its functions. Although Pino as of now, doesnt have the follow/unfollow features, I’m sure in time these will be integrated. But the bottomline is, if you need a proper, usable, GNOME friendly twitter client, Pino is your best bet.

How To Install:

Pino is available in the Ubuntu Software Center, so you can install it from there. Or use

sudo apt-get install pino

from the terminal.

To install it via the repositories in order to have the very latest version, type the following lines in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vala-team/ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:troorl/pino

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pino


8 Responses to “Pino twitter client”

  1. 1 Amar
    May 17, 2010 at 4:03 am

    No, Pino is not available in S/W center. Not in mine at least.

  2. May 29, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I’ve noticed that Fedora 13 is using this as the default twitter client!

  3. 4 Eric
    August 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Gracias por el post.

  4. 5 malhaar
    October 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    why not on windows 😦

  5. 6 André Pudiesi
    October 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/troorl/pino/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/troorl/pino/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 404 Not Found

    ~$ sudo apt-get install pino
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package pino

  6. 8 peter
    February 13, 2011 at 1:42 am

    For maverick consider getdeb:

    Go to System-Administration-Software Sources, Third-Party Software tab, Add:
    deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu maverick-getdeb apps

    Add the repository GPG key, open a terminal window and type:
    wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add –

    Then press install here: http://www.getdeb.net/updates/Ubuntu/10.10/?q=pino

    But I can’t login… The connection runs in a time out… 😦

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