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.
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.
sudo chmod +x ~ 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.
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.