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Twitter: Polly in ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10

My favourite Twitter app for Ubuntu has been updated to support Ubuntu 12.10. 

Polly is a multi-account supporting and multi-column toting desktop app for Twitter. It sports a healthy set of features whilst also having a relatively light footprint on system resources.

Although a stable release of Polly has yet to be made, although the ‘development’ build is, in my opinion, robust enough for daily use.

You can use multiple accounts and see them next to each other like this:

to install polly in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 you need to add the official Polly Unstable PPA to your Software Sources.

This is best down using the Terminal with the following two commands.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:conscioususer/polly-unstable
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install polly

Instead of using the ppa you can also grab the Polly .deb install by hitting the link below. When downloaded, double-click on the package to install.

Download Polly 9.35 for Ubuntu 12.10 (.deb)

 Once installed launch Polly via the Dash and follow the account set-up prompts.