Hotot, is a lightweight & open source microblogging desktop client for Twitter and Identi.ca, coding using Python language and designed for Linux.
Multi/single column view
The program relies on a multi column customizable view perspective, in which the user can display the "time line" in one column and other commonly used functions, like "mentions"; "searches"; "profiles"; and "retweets", in separate columns listed all side by side. Also, the view can be minimized to single column view.
Color-coded Tweets More Info »
Tweets are colored depending on if they are sent by the user, contain user's mention, or usual timeline tweets using different colors.
Used to expand the tweet thread to explore replies and reactions to the original tweet.
Hotot's Threaded Conversation.
Images included in tweets can be previewed in the timeline and are clickable to view them in their original hoster.
Content Filter/Kismet Content Firewall
These two components are used to filter, mask, or archive certain tweets based on sender and/or content.
A built in image uploader is available using TwitPic, img.ly, and plixi.com.
Image hosters supported by Hotot's ImageUploader.
Used to shorten long urls using service providing like TinyURL, Kamacracy, is.gd, v.gd, Bit.ly, and custom url shortener.
To reveal location information like neighborhood, town, or exact point a tweet was sent from with "Tweet Location" enabled using Google Maps.
On spot Translation
Provides translation of selected tweets upon request using Google Translate within the timeline inside the application itself.
Hotot's on-spot translation plugin appearing in darker grey in English from German.
Read Later Integration
Using Instapaper or Pocket read-later service to save tweets for later check.