I came across this app via a post in the elementary community on Google+. I’ve never really used a twitter client on a desktop before as I find the web version of Twitter to be feature rich and more than sufficient. Most users of desktop clients I suppose look for the ability to use multiple accounts, a feature I don’t currently require. However, enter Birdie. There’s something so appealing about the interface. Of course, it’s designed to blend in with the elementary theme, but it’s also very clean and simple. Unlike other desktop Twitter clients, Birdie bears a bit of resemblance to official Twitter apps with the top (icon-based) menu bar. The app is still in early development, resulting in a missing “search” feature. The search icon is greyed out in this version, but should be included in later versions.
Bottom line, Birdie does what it’s meant to do, that’s provide a clean, easy-to-use desktop twitter client that looks and feels at home on an elementary desktop.
To install Birdie in elementary OS Luna; type the following code in a terminal window:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:birdie-team/daily sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install birdie
Remember: this is probably an early version of the software and may not work as expected. Installing the software and editing your software sources is done at your own risk.