Anatine is a free, open source desktop twitter application and is considered to be the easiest way to have mobile view of Twitter on your desktop. It is built with electron framework thus it emulates the mobile twitter website on your desktop with all the features such as share, retweet and manage account. It is so simple to install Anatine on Ubuntu and this article covers the ground on the installation of Anatine twitter app in Ubuntu 16.04
Before you begin with the installation of Anatine, you need to create a new directory in /opt/. You can perform that action by making use of the following commands.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user# mkdir /opt/Anatine root@linuxhelp:/home/user# cd /opt/Anatine/
Now download the anatine package by making use of the following.
root@linuxhelp:/opt/Anatine# wget https://github.com/sindresorhus/anatine/releases/download/0.5.1/Anatine-linux-0.5.1.zip --2017-12-04 06:13:43-- https://github.com/sindresorhus/anatine/releases/download/0.5.1/Anatine-linux-0.5.1.zip Resolving github.com (github.com)... 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 Connecting to github.com (github.com)|220.127.116.11|:443... connected. … … … Saving to: ‘Anatine-linux-0.5.1.zip’ Anatine-linux-0.5.1.zip 100%[===============================>] 40.92M 342KB/s in 3m 8s 2017-12-04 06:16:53 (223 KB/s) - ‘Anatine-linux-0.5.1.zip’ saved [42902971/42902971]
Once it is done, you need to extract the downloaded package.
root@linuxhelp:/opt/Anatine# unzip Anatine-linux-0.5.1.zip Archive: Anatine-linux-0.5.1.zip inflating: Anatine inflating: LICENSE inflating: LICENSES.chromium.html inflating: content_shell.pak … … … inflating: resources/app/vendor/scroll-to-tweet.js inflating: resources/electron.asar inflating: snapshot_blob.bin extracting: version
Now, you need to download the icon, which can be done by making use of the following action.
root@linuxhelp:/opt/Anatine# wget https://github.com/sindresorhus/anatine/blob/master/static/Icon.png --2017-12-04 06:17:27-- https://github.com/sindresorhus/anatine/blob/master/static/Icon.png Resolving github.com (github.com)... 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 Connecting to github.com (github.com)|126.96.36.199|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: unspecified [text/html] Saving to: ‘Icon.png’ Icon.png [ <=> ] 34.96K 106KB/s in 0.3s 2017-12-04 06:17:28 (106 KB/s) - ‘Icon.png’ saved 
Next, create desktop launcher for anatine by running the following.
root@linuxhelp:/opt/Anatine# nano /usr/share/applications/anatine.desktop
And then, add the following lines to it.
[Desktop Entry] Name=Anatine Exec=/opt/Anatine/Anatine Terminal=false Type=Application Icon=/opt/Anatine/Icon.png
Once it is done, you need to save and exit the file.
To open the Anatine application you can use the search field. Once the application appears, log in with your credentials.
You will be taken to the Homepage of the application.
You can also use the Twitter search field, and the interface is as same as the mobile application.
You can also check all the notifications from this area.
Also, all your twitter conversations can be viewed.
With this, the installation of Anatine twitter app on Ubuntu 16.04. comes to an end.
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