Whalebird Mastodon Desktop Client App

Whalebird is a free and open source mastodon desktop client application for Windows, MacOS and Linux. It comes with color themes, Hashtag, Lists, filter timeline with regular expression, proxy server configuration, keyboard shortcuts, desktop notification and streaming support. It is released under MIT License.

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Install Whalebird on Ubuntu Linux

Whalebird is available as portable AppImage, native deb and flatpak package files. Download Whalebird in .AppImage file format and save in your Downloads folder. Open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands one by one. Here “Whalebird-4.6.2-linux-x64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name. You can change below commands based on your file name download path.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ Whalebird-4.6.2-linux-x64.AppImage
./Whalebird-4.6.2-linux-x64.AppImage

Install Whalebird via Flatpak:

Follow below flatpak and flathub installation instructions link if you don’t have them.

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How to Install Flatpak and Flathub

Restart your system after the flatpak and flathub installation. Open terminal app and run below Whalebird flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub social.whalebird.WhalebirdDesktop

You can open Whalebird using

flatpak run social.whalebird.WhalebirdDesktop

And uninstall it using

sudo flatpak uninstall social.whalebird.WhalebirdDesktop

Install Whalebird via DEB:

Download Whalebird in .deb file format and save in your Downloads folder. Now in terminal run below Whalebird install command.

sudo apt install ./Downloads/Whalebird-4.6.2-linux-x64.deb

Here “Whalebird-4.6.2-linux-x64.deb” is the downloaded file name. You can change the command based on your downloaded file name.

That’s all

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