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Pino Twitter Client Goes Experimental: Adds multi-account, Indenti.ca & a Xmas Tree

Pino 0.2 was released was released a few hours ago, adding a slick roster of new features.

Experimental Features
The new features are: –

  • Identi.ca support
  • Multi account support
  • Conversation view
  • Single instance mode
  • Option to hide tray icon
  • Notification with application icon (for “docks” users)
  • New application icon (See below)

Multi-Account Support
This has been a feature long in request and Pino has integrated it well. Switching accounts is a breeze – simply click on the account ‘avatar’ in the upper-right and toggle between your accounts.

The “new” icon
We loved Pino’s original icon: –

Then they brought in “Bambi in a dress”: –

Our criticism of that particular icon led to the developers issuing a public call for a new icon. This is what seems to have been chosen: –

To their credit it matches the Humanity icon set with utter aplomb – I’m not sure if a Xmas tree really screams “Twitter” to most people, but hey, at least it’s not Bambi! Even more awesomely the icon turns green on a new tweet/dent!

Best yet to come?
We really do love Pino here at OMG! (even if the developers must hate us for our icon-bashing!)

As progress on Pino, er, progresses there are a few features that I would dearly love to see: –

  1. MessagingMenu integration -
  2. Twitpic uploading
  3. Automatic URL shortening on paste
  4. Statuses get ‘from Pino’ post tag rather than ‘from API’
  5. Bring back the ‘t’ icon!

Download
If you’re using the Pino PPA then your update will appear automatically via Update Manager (go check now!)

To add the PPA sudo: –

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

Alternatively you can download the latest release from the Pino website @ pino-app.appspot.com/downloads

Best yet
?
This release certainly gets two thumbs up and a sip from our Ubuntu mug as it is easily the best release of Pino yet and certainly places Pino into the top 3 native Linux twitter clients.

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