Hotot is a desktop client for Twitter (and Identica) and is open source and multi-platform. Run it on Ubuntu linux, Windows, Mac and Chrome. If you are getting tired of having 30+ tabs open in your web browser for various web based apps, something like Hotot might be just the app you’re looking for.
We’ve done a few other Twitter client reviews in the past, but new ones come around which really trump the older ones. For example Hotot is much lighter than Gwibber. Hotot also has a nicer GUI (although thats opinion, but it is very nice). And who doesnt like the fact you can have multiple Twitter accounts stored in Hotot? Ive got my blog account, my personal account & my business account.
While our example above only shows one column, you do have the ability to stretch Hotot and view 2 or 3 columns at once. There are a ton of other features too. Four themes are available including “New Hope”, “Classic”, “Iron Heart” and “Bare”. The default is “New Hope”, which you see above. You can also build your own themes.
OK, I wont bore you. lets get right down to it…
- multi platform
- nice GUI
- four themes
- real time updating
- multi columns
- image service integration
- threaded conversations
- preview images & videos
- extension support
There is even an indicator applet with all of the basics…
To install the newest version of Hotot on your system, input this command into a terminal…
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hotot-team; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hotot
This should add the repository, update the rep list and install Hotot on your system.