KDETwitter, Choqok & Qwit – Useful KDE Twitter Clients for Linux

Written By Sam on 20 June 2009

If you are using Linux and are looking for a good twitter clients for Linux KDE environment then you can try out the default KDEtwitter Widget, Choqok and Qwit. Instead of visiting the Twitter official website everytime you can use these Linux Twitter Clients to tweet easily and quickly. If you have Firefox installed on your Linux machine then you can read the “Tweet Effectively With 7 Useful Twitter Add-ons for Firefox” to know about the Twitter Add-ons for Firefox. Finally you can also install Adobe AIR for Linux and use the different Adobe AIR Twitter Clients like twhirl, Snitter, Tweetr etc.

KDEtwitter Widget


KDEtwitter comes with KDE(KDE Twitter is a Plasmoid). All you have to do is just right click on your desktop and say “add widget”, select KDEtwitter and add it to your desktop. After that you have to configure KDEtwitter with your twitter username and password. After this you can post messages directly from your desktop and get notified when you receive updates. Though KDEtwitter doesn’t have great features as many of the Windows Twitter Clients it looks like a decent Linux Twitter Client.

Choqok Linux Twitter Client


Choqok is a Free/Open Source micro-blogging client for K Desktop Environment. If you are eager to know what Choqok means, it’s just an ancient Persian word, means Sparrow!

Choqok features

  • Supports Twitter.com, Identi.ca and self hosted Laconica websites.
  • Supports User friends time-lines and @Reply time-lines.
  • You can easily send and receive direct messages.
  • Twitpic.com and KWallet integration.
  • Supports Multiple Accounts simultaneously.
  • Choqok supports search APIs for all services.
  • Users can make quick tweets with global shortcuts.
  • Ability to notify user about new statuses text, with KNotification or Libnotify.
  • Support for url shortening with more than 30 characters.

Qwit Twitter Client


Qwit is a simple and open source Qt4-based client for Twitter that features a cross-platform user interface.

Latest features in Qwit

  • Depends on Qt4 only and has KDE native look.
  • Supports http-proxy, userpics caching and clickable links in statuses.
  • Reply, retweet and direct message buttons for every tweet.
  • Public, replies, custom user timeline and search
  • Qwit has a customizable interface.

Though I use Twitter for a considerable amount of time I prefer to use the Twitter Firefox add-ons as they don’t hog my resources.

2 Responses to “KDETwitter, Choqok & Qwit – Useful KDE Twitter Clients for Linux”

  1. Pallab says:

    They seem nice for casual users. But I need my seesmic or tweetdeck. And since Adobe AIR is multiplatform it isnt a problem. I use my default client on windows (currently seesmic) on linux too.

  2. Alexey says:

    I’m using KDEuBlog plasmoid and think it’s quite useful.

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