Pino: another microblogging client

Until recently, my microblogging client of choice has been Gwibber. When it was first released, Gwibber was fast, stable and – most importantly – allowed me to follow multiple streams from the same window. But time moves on and Gwibber has become increasingly bloated and, frankly, a lot less stable than it should be.

So now I’m giving Pino a whirl. It’s not in the Ubuntu repositories yet, but it can be grabbed from the Vala team PPA:

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

I’m impressed so far. Pino is fast and light and the only problems I’ve encountered so far can be put down to the fact that Twitter is being unbelievably unresponsive – again.

It would be nice, however, if I could follow both streams in the same window.

2 thoughts on “Pino: another microblogging client

  1. Hi Paul

    Yes. I have also heard a lot of good things about Pino and since I switched to Fedora 13 which includes it OOTB, I think I will give it a try although I have tried many clients and keep coming back to the tried and trusted Web interface.



  2. The web interface works well with – and when I was using Gwibber I did often go back to it in order to read comments In Context. But what I like about using clients like Pino is that I can keep track of conversations while continuing with other tasks.

    For this, Pino has proved to fit my approach incredibly well. Not only does it provide a non-intrusive way of following updates but the Conversation link also allows me to get a sense of the context of comments before reacting.


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