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Cawbird is a native GTK+ twitter client that provides vital features such as Direct Messages (DMs), tweet notifications, conversation views.

Additional features include local viewing of videos, multiple inline images, Lists, Filters, multiple accounts, etc.



Was working perfectly since release 1.3.1, no longer working due to Space Karen's API changes; archived on 2023-01-23. A new Cawbird 2.0 with support for Mastodon is being worked on at https://github.com/CodedOre/NewCaw.

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Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: archived

This project has been archived by its maintainers. It might still work for you, but you won't get any help if something is wrong.


 Every feature of this app can be accessed via touch screen, no mouse or keyboard needed.

 This app is (according to its appstream metadata or description) intended to be compatible with mobile devices.


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Packaging status

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Build and install your own flatpak: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/CodedOre/NewCaw/main/build-aux/Flatpak/uk.co.ibboard.Cawbird.Devel.json

If you're lucky*, you can install this app by just hitting this button:


* You need to have an appstream:// handler, e.g., GNOME Software or KDE Discover, installed and the app needs to be available in a configured software repository, more details.

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Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-3.0-or-later Metadata: CC0-1.0

Frameworks: GTK3

Programming languages: Vala C

Build system: meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/IBBoard/cawbird/master/data/uk.co.ibboard.cawbird.appdata.xml.in