Pino: Lightweight Microblogging Client

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Jun 02, 2010 GMT
Dmitri Popov

If your microblogging activities are limited to the and Twitter services, Gwibber might be overkill for your needs. In that case, Pino is exactly what you need. This microblogging client is lightning fast, and it's not overloaded with features you might never use. But it does support multiple accounts, URL shortening, notifications, and even spell checking.

Pino's interface is simplicity itself, and a main toolbar provides quick access to all the key functions. The Preferences window lets you tweak Pino's settings, and most of the available options there are self-explanatory. Installing Pino is not particularly difficult either -- especially if you are using Ubuntu. Just open the terminal and execute the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vala-team/ppa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:troorl/pino
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pino

Running another Linux distro? No problem: the project's download page provides instructions on how to install Pino on other distributions as well as build Pino from the source.


  • Reply to Joe Klemmer

    I'm afraid Fedora/YUM isn't half the community. Not nearly. But I do see your point. I don't think this is an issue for the author however, this is yet another cry for a unified/agnostic package management system for Linux.
  • Installation of software

    It would be nice if, when these articles posted installation instructions, they would include yum/rpm commands, too. It isn't very nice to ignore half the Linux community like that.
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