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Turpial 1.4.7 adds identica support, new multi-column options & much more

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Y’know, detractors aside, it has been a wee while since I last (t)wittered on about a Twitter app. So what’s new with Turpial, one of my favourite clients that is both light and feature-filled? I took the development 1.4.7 release for a spin and found lots to be impressed with.

Turpial: a native tweetdeck (almost!)
The above headline may be stretching it above but there are facets of Turpial that do indeed shine like a native Linux Tweetdeck. Better still the latest development build ramps up the similarity factor another notch.

Turpial, which supports a multi-column view, finally allows you to specify which streams show in which column and whilst you’re still restricted to a trio streams, finally being able to ditch the ‘Direct Message’ stream for something more useful (like my own tweet-stream!) is a nifty perk for power-tweeters out there.

Other new features present include: –

  • login
  • Friend name completion
  • No pesky ‘paste-a-code login’

The usual line-up of features are also present such as the ability to auto-shorten URLs via a service of your choice, manage following/unfollowing/your profile, uploading images to TwitPic etc and searching in-app, too.

The ‘Preferences’ menu affords users many options including tweet ‘fetch’ timings, ignore list & services configuration.

Download Turpial 1.4.7
Installing the latest development build of Turpial is only recommended for those aware of the consequences and potentially instability that can arise in doing so. Warning over simply add the Turpial Development PPA (available for Karmic through Maverick) via the terminal like so: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:effie-jayx/turpial-devel 
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install turpial
Those seeking stable a stable version can download a .deb from the Turpial website @
or alternatively add the Turpial stable PPA using the terminal: –
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:effie-jayx/turpial
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install turpial