Turpial is a Twitter client written in Python that allows users to manage their Twitter and Identica accounts from their Ubuntu desktops. This client is fast, very easy to use, and can be installed and integrated smoothly in Gnome.

Here are some of its features:

  • Visual and sound notifications
  • Possibility to follow new users
  • Upload images
  • Integrated URL shortener
  • Integrated search engine (search other profiles)
  • Update your status remotely, etc.

To install Turpial (1.5.0) on Ubuntu 11.04/10.10/10.04, launch the Terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:effie-jayx/turpial
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install turpial

You can then start it using the Ubuntu 11.04 dash, or via Applications > Internet > Turpial  on Ubuntu 10.10/10.04. Here is a screenshot for the main interface of Turpial:

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