Hotot: A desktop client for Identica, Twitter and StatusNet

We have recently set up in our local network a service of Microblog using StatusNet, the same platform used by

Obviously, this type of service is more convenient to manage through a desktop application, so I set about finding one that would suit my needs. What requirements had to meet?

  • It had to be a simple and easy to use application.
  • Had to endure use of Proxies and customization of the server to which I should connect.

I tried with Gwibber, Pine, Turpial y Pidgin. Of all of them, the only one that did not allow me to put a custom server to connect to was Turpial. Pine turned out to be too simple, Gwibber too loaded and Pidgin I did not like to do what I needed. So i kept Hotot. This application has support for Twitter e by default, but other services of this type can also be customized. The interface, as you can see in the image, is quite simple and pleasant, in addition to having very nice effects when viewing the timeline, the re-tweets or the information of a user.

It has notifications integrated into the system, support for extensions (including a firewall against users) and the possibility of uploading images if the service allows it, URL shortener, language translator, Gmap, among other. It also allows us to manage multiple accounts.

To install nothing as simple as opening a terminal and putting:

$ sudo aptitude install hotot

Simple right?

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  1.   TavK7 said

    Very good and wapisimo this twitter client, I love its interface. Simple and powerful.
    One of my favorites, but first Choqok 🙂

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      Well, it is logical if you are a KDE user, right?

  2.   Renata said

    My favorite Linux client and I apologize for Satanas (who made Turpial) for fooling you this way, but just love it. Although the latest version has some problems with the API.

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      What problem specifically? Every now and then he pulls me a poster with a 500 connection error. So now I am using more Turpial.

      1.    Renata said

        It told me that the API had already run out and such, I think it was a 500 error but that was fixed for me when I updated it a few days ago. There is a new version.

        1.    elav <° Linux said

          Hmm. I wait for it then in my Debian, although I am happy with Turpial 😀

      2.    Perseus said

        What version of hotot do you have installed?

        1.    elav <° Linux said

          I don't use Hotot, but Turpial, but the version I have available is: 1: 0.9.7 + git20111028.00039ca-1

          1.    Perseus said

            Ok grax