I have developed a Mastodon client for Mac, Windows, and Linux
The application name is Whalebird. I have released the first version, and you can download it from github’s release page.
Now, I could only prepare the download version, so please wait for App Store, deb, and rpm packages. And I have not verified it with Windows yet, so please wait for the Windows version.
I am not going to take money, so I release this application for free and I publish the source codes.
- An interface like slack
- Notify to desktop
- Many keyboard shortcuts
- Manage multiple accounts
Frequently, people have several accounts, because Mastodon was made with a focus on dispersing; therefore I implemented it so that it corresponds to multiple accounts from the beginning.
Now, you can see the following:
- Home timeline
- Local timeline
- Public timeline
And I prepared some shortcuts like slack. For example:
- Cmd or Ctrl + n: Open new toot modal
- Cmd or Ctrl + Enter: Post a toot
- Cmd or Ctrl + k: Jump to another timeline
- Cmd or Ctrl + 1, 2, 3…: Change account
Recently I started Mastodon. I can find some nice client applications in iOS and Android, but I could not find client for desktop application.
I often use Linux computer in my home. And I use MacOS in workspace. So I want client application for Linux and Mac.
So I decided to develop Mastodon client on electron basis.
I want to release it for Windows in next version.
- Attach some images in toot
- Show attached images in timeline
- Load recently timeline when open the timeline in local and public
- Make the window to draggable
- Save window state
- Pull to refresh
- Show profile of a user
- Follow/unfollow function
- Edit user profile
- Toot’s detail page
- Show replies of a toot
- Change theme color
- Customize format of username
- Customize format of timestamp
- Show/manage lists
Whalebird is the first version, so it may not be the best client yet. And there are lot of issues which are not implemented. But I will continue to develop this application until I can comfortably use Mastodon on my Linux.
Since starting development of this application, I enjoy Mastodon more. If you like this application, please try it. And let’s enjoy Mastodon.
Thanks for reading.