Hotot – Sexy Native Linux Twitter app

Hotot is one of the lovely apps that got me impressed. I mean you should see it to believe it. Its like app is perfectly designed. feels like you are on iPhone in linux. 🙂 It supports twitter and microblogging service with multi-profile support.

The app is pretty basic. Single window interface with separate tabs for home, replies and so on.

The Main Window:

The mentions window:

Its the only app which have seen which implements replies perfectly. It shows to which tweet, it was replied. There is also an option where you check all the tweets in that conversation. neat!


Yes you are right. It supports extensions. Currently there are very less number of extensions. But im sure as the development moves along there will be a lot. The one extension i like most now is picture preview.


If you are on Ubuntu, there is PPA for both stable and daily build. I use daily build since its under constant development.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hotot-team

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install hotot

The Bad:

Hotot is still in alpha, there are lotta hiccups here and there. Only thing that is missing for me is Facebook support. Hope it comes soon 🙂


Download youtube videos via command line

I know there are plenty of plugins, application out there which allows us to download youtubue videos.

One of the best ways to download youtube videos on Ubuntu is play any video on youtube or vimeo and navigate to  folder /tmp. you’ll find your download file, sitting right there. Can’t get any simpler than this right?

However those who love command line, would definitely love this. There is some kind of feeling when you do your tasks via command line 🙂

youtube-dl is a  command line utility, which  downloads youtube videos without any online applications, converters or etc.


Ubuntu : sudo apt-get install youtube-dl

Windows : guide to install youtube-dl under Windows XP.


If you want to download some youtube video, for example this

Just enter this command

The downloaded video will be in your home folder. Check out the below screenshot!

Pretty Ubuntu Lucid Lynx CD Cover

Just received my ubuntu cd from canonical. I have crazy habit of collecting ubuntu cds of each version. I have been collecting since 8.04 version.

Over the years, the cd cover art has changed a lot, but this time its simply awesome. Take a look!

Turpial – Awesome Lightweight native Linux twitter client

Turpial is no doubt one of the best native linux twitter client out there. Though i’m a huge fan of adobe Air Based Tweetdeck, this thing looks promising. Turpial until now was availble only in Spanish, thanks to developers now its available in English via PPA.

Turpial has both single window mode, as well as Tweetdeck like wide mode.

Single Window mode

Wide Mode:

It supports every feature any decent twitter app provides like Url shortening and image upload with dozen services.


  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:effie-jayx/turpial-devel
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install turpial

This client is still under development, and you’ll surely have lot of crashes. But once the final release comes its a very promising twitter client.