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 Identi.ca 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