Franz

Franz

Web site: meetfranz.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Apache-2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2017 (?)
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Franz – a free and open-source messaging app for services like WhatsApp, Slack, Messenger and many more. It combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts,GroupMe, Skype and many more.

Franz allows you to add each service many times. This makes Franz the perfect tool to manage multiple business and private accounts all at the same time. You could even use five different Facebook Messenger accounts at once, if some inexplicable reason urges you to do so.

Franz 5 offers built in service synchronization.

The extensive plugin architecture of Franz 5 allows you add and create unlimited services to adapt Franz a 100% to your your needs – not the other way around.

Franz 5 is open-source licensed under the Apache-2.0 License.

The project developer is Stefan Malzner.

TwitVim

TwitVim

Web site: www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2204
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like, Windows
License: Charityware
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C
First release: November 2, 1991
Rating:  star  star

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TwitVim – a Vim plugin that allows you to post to Twitter and view Twitter timelines. It is an enhancement of vimscript #2124 by Travis Jeffery.

TwitVim supports most of the features of a typical Twitter client, including:
– Friends, User, Direct Message, Mentions, and Favorites timelines
– Twitter Search
– Replying and retweeting
– Hashtags (jump to search timeline)
– In reply to (See which tweet an @-reply is for.)
– Opening links in a browser
– User profile display
– Twitter List viewing and managing
– Trending topics
– Timeline filtering

Twitter CLI

Twitter CLI

Web site: github.com/sferik/t
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Ruby
First release: November 23, 2011
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Twitter CLI – a command-line power tool for Twitter. The CLI takes syntactic cues from the Twitter SMS commands, but it offers vastly more commands and capabilities than are available via SMS.

Features:
– Deep search: Instead of using the Twitter Search API, which only goes back 6-9 days, t search fetches up to 3,200 tweets via the REST API and then checks each one against a regular expression.
– Multi-threaded: Whenever possible, Twitter API requests are made in parallel, resulting in faster performance for bulk operations.
– Designed for Unix: Output is designed to be piped to other Unix utilities, like grep, comm, cut, awk, bc, wc, and xargs for advanced text processing.
– Generate spreadsheets: Convert the output of any command to CSV format simply by adding the –csv flag.
– 95% C0 Code Coverage: Well tested, with a 2.5:1 test-to-code ratio

Twitter API v1.1 requires OAuth for all of its functionality, so you’ll need a registered Twitter application.
A mobile phone number must be associated with your account in order to obtain write privileges.

The project developer is Erik Michaels-Ober.

Anatine

Anatine

Web site: github.com/sindresorhus/anatine
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: May 5, 2016
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Anatine – an application which is based the Mobile Twitter site, but modifies a lot of things and makes it more usable on the desktop.

It is a lightweight, cross platform Twitter client that runs on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It features include: offers multiple keyboard shortcuts, provides a beautiful dark mode. It also supports running in the background after closing the application.

The project founder is Sindre Sorhus.

Rainbow Stream

Rainbow Stream

Web site: github.com/orakaro/rainbowstream
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X
License: MIT
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Python
First release: May 2014
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Rainbow Stream – a terminal based Twitter Client with real-time tweetstream, compose, search, favorite, and much more fun directly from terminal.

This application is built on the Python Twitter Tools and the Twitter API, and runs on Python (2.7.x and 3.x).

Features:
– you can now display tweeted images directly on the terminal
– while your personal stream is continued, you are also ready to tweet, search, reply, retweet, etc. directly from your console
– Rainbow Stream is shipped with some default themes, you can switch themes with the theme command and customize themes as you please

Oysttyer

oysttyer

Web site: github.com/oysttyer/oysttyer
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: Floodgap Free Software License
Interface: CLI
Programing language: Perl
First release: January 21, 2014
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Oysttyer – an interactive console text-based command-line Twitter client written in Perl. It is a simple fork and replacement of TTYtter.

Notable features are:
– supports shell scripts and cronjobs for managing Twitter updates
– supports user notifications
– supports for Twitter lists
– supports several Twitter-like APIs, compatible with API 1.1
– supports new and old re-tweet functions
– highly extensible through custom built extensions along with several other features

Turpial

Turpial

Web site: turpial.org.ve
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: March 16, 2010
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Turpial – a light, fast and beautiful microblogging client written in Python which supports 3 different interfaces: Shell, Gtk and Qt.

Turpial is an alternative client for microblogging with multiple interfaces. At the moment it supports Twitter and Identi.ca and works with Gtk and Qt interfaces, but we are still working on more fancy features.

Turpial tries to identify your desktop environment and load the interface that best suit to it. If you use a Gtk based environment then Turpial will load Gtk interface but in a non-Gtk based environment it will load the Qt interface.

Turpial also has desktop integration features like notifications, and themes. It includes convenient features like muting users, and url shorteners.

The project developer is Wil Alvarez.
The last version of Turpial was released in December 2013.

Pino

Pino

Web site: code.google.com/p/pino-twitter/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Vala
First release: 2010 ?
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Pino – a simple and fast Linux client for Twitter and Identi.ca written in Vala. It uses GTK2 and perfectly integrates into Gnome and XFCE desktops. The goal of the project is to have a tiny, fast and beautiful Twitter client for Linux.

Main features of the application are:
– multi account support
– conversation view
– single instance mode
– option for hiding tray icon
– notification with application icon (for “docks” users)
– fresh statuses color

The last version of Pino was released in 2010.

Gwibber

Gwibber

Web site: gwibber.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: February 19, 2009
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Gwibber – an open source microblogging framework and desktop client for GNOME developed with Python and GTK+. The Gwibber backend is a stand-alone daemon that manages updates and retrieves stream data from social networks. The Gwibber backend can be accessed through D-Bus.

It supports Twitter, Identi.ca, StatusNet, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, FriendFeed, and Qaiku.

Features:
– Supports many different social networks
– Provides a combined stream of all your messages
– Automatically shortens URLs when they are pasted
– Built-in search tool and support for saved searches
– Optional support for spell-checking as you type
– HTML themes let you customize Gwibber’s look and feel
– Multicolumn user interface for viewing multiple streams

The last version 3.6.0 was released in 2012.

Hotot

Hotot

Web site: hotot.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Python
First release: June 4, 2012
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Hotot – a Python and WebKit based open source, lightweight, flexible microblogging client supporting Twitter and Identi.ca at this point of development.

Features include:
– Update/View Timelines
– Follow/Unfollow people
– Post status
– Reply tweets
– Post direct messages
– View people profile
– Native notification
– Global key-shortcut

The latest version of Hotot 0.9.8.14 was released in 2014.