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    TweetDeck

    TweetDeck aims to evolve the existing functionality of Twitter by taking an abundance of information i.e twitter feeds, and breaking it down into more manageable bite sized pieces. From a poster's point of view, it supports...

    Free Mac Web / Cloud Chrome PortableApps.com

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    Tweetbot

    Tweetbot is a full-featured Twitter client with a lot of personality. Whether it’s the meticulously-crafted interface, sounds & animation, or features like multiple timelines & smart gestures, there’s a lot to love about...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch Twitter

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    Gwibber

    Gwibber is an open source microblogging client for GNOME developed with Python and GTK. It brings the most popular social networking web services to your desktop and gives you the ability to control how you communicate. It...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last verson, 3.6.0, released in October 2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.'s not in Ubuntu 14.04
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    Echofon for Twitter

    Echofon: social apps for Twitter and Facebook. Echofon for Twitter automatically keeps unread tweets in sync between apps on iPhone, iPad and Android. Features SMART: - Push Notifications bring real-time Twitter updates to...

    Freemium Android iPhone iPad

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    Twitterrific

    Twitterrific is a fun application that lets you both read and publish posts or "tweets" to the Twitter community website. The applications user interface is clean, concise and designed to take up a minimum of real estate on...

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch

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    Janetter

    Janetter is a Twitter client application. Faster, smarter, and more powerful. The best Twitter client on the net! Janetter's Features: -A variety of designs -Realtime update -High Speed Performance -Support for Multiple...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Kindle Fire

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    Birdie

    Birdie is a beautiful & fast Twitter client designed for elementary OS . Open Source Birdie is completely free and open source. Its source code is available for anyone to download and...

    Open Source Linux elementary OS

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    Tweetdeckr

    Tweetdeckr is an open source TweetDeck replacement client. As of the 15th April 2016 Twitter is officially discontinuing Tweetdeck for Windows. Tweetdeckr aims to be a simple drop in replacement...

    Open Source Windows

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    Twicca

    Twicca is a Twitter client for Android that is simply awesome. Features: * Notification * Auto pager * Search * Post with photo upload * Geo tagging * Saved searches * Recent hashtags * Reply history * Lists * Retweet *...

    Freemium Android

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    UberSocial

    UberSocial will keep you up-to-date while you're on-the-go, offering lightning-fast functionality, curated content, customization options, and a richer, more user-friendly Twitter experience. The world's most popular...

    Freemium Android iPhone Blackberry

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    Earthquake

    Terminal-based Twitter Client with Streaming API support. Only supports Ruby 1.9 and later.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.2, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub
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    Tweet It!

    "Tweet It!" is designed with every single Windows device in mind. From phone with touch screen to desktop PC with mouse and keyboard you'll have great expirience. And Continuum support for pleasant PC like Twitter...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT Windows Phone

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    Plume

    Plume is customizable Twitter app that will revolutionize the way you use Twitter! Brought to you by the authors of the popular Beautiful Widgets, Plume is one of the best Twitter clients for Android! (Plume was formerly known as...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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    Oysttyer

    Oysttyer is a console text-based command-line Twitter client and Perl platform, fork of ttytter

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Aeries

    Aeries is a powerful Twitter client exclusively for Windows. Aeries has been designed to make using Twitter easier than ever, all packaged together in a slickly designed app. Fall in love with Twitter again through the power of...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT Windows Phone

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    Fenice

    Fenice is a full-featured Twitter app for Windows designed to offer the best Twitter experience to every user (pro or casual ones). TOP FEATURES - Interactive notifications: reply, add to favorites or retweet a mention without...

    Commercial Windows Windows Phone

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    Gravity

    Gravity is the S60 Twitter & Social Networking Client. It supports multiple accounts, all Twitter features and integrates Facebook, Foursquare and even a fully fledged Google Reader into an easy-to-use and gorgeous looking User...

    Commercial S60

    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated since 2013. Last version can be still bought from the official website.
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    MiniTwitter

    MiniTwitter is a free Twitter client. Features: - User Streams - Lists - Search Timeline - OAuth Documentation: - Context Menu - Customize Keyboard Shortcuts - Add New Timeline - Auto Complete

    Open Source Windows

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    Turses

    A Twitter client for the console. The goal of the project is to build a full-featured, lightweight, and extremely configurable Twitter client. A fork of the now defunct tyrs

    Open Source Linux ncurses Twitter

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Rainbow Stream Comments

Images & colors: Terminal vs. iTerm

Comment by norz
about Rainbow Stream and iTerm2 Aug 2014

On Mac OS 10.6:
- in iTerm 2.0: everything works correctly.
- in Terminal: tweets are entirely black & white*, and images are colored but messed up.
Colors show in help though.

[Edited by norz, August 26]

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