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Cawbird with native toolbar theming

As a heavy Twitter user I often use the Cawbird Twitter client for Linux — and the app just got a new release with a couple of notable improvements.

Cawbird is a free, open source desktop Twitter client for Linux desktops.

Built in GTK, Cawbird is a direct continuation of the abandoned ‘Corebird’ Twitter client popular a few years back.

Cawbird has all the core features you’d expect from a third-party Twitter client, including multiple account support, photo uploaded, account management and editing options, filters, and more.

You can also read, respond and react to tweets as they appear as the timeline shows posts in reverse chronological order, not an “algorithm” dictated jumble.

The latest version is Cawbird 1.0.4 and it makes the following changes:

  • Improves native theming (tool bar now uses native colors)
  • Imports favourited images in Corebird
  • Fixes tweet length error (involving quote marks)

You can install or upgrade to Cawbird 1.0.4 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above in a number of ways.

The recommended method is to the add the OBS repository to your system, import the seucrity key, and install it from there.

If you’re using Ubuntu or an Ubuntu-based Linux distro like Linux Mint or Zorin OS you have the option to download an installer directly from the repository page:

Visit the Cawbird Download Page

A Flatpak build is available on Flathub:

Open Cawbird on Flathub

Finally, Cawbird is unofficially available as a Snap application from the Snapcraft store.

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