toot

Always looking for a new stuff to play with is part of what I do. I love finding apps, and services, and trying them out.

At the moment I'm enjoying Mastodon a lot, refreshing when you come from Twitter, and I already found the app for it on iOS, Toot!. It works, has a lot of features I like, and I'm happy with it. I do most of my tooting from iOS.

On the desktop things were a bit sketchy, and I actually used the stock Mastodon site, as I haven't yet found a nice app for it. There's Mastonaut, but I've not been ready to commit to it. There's also Pinafore, a nice one, works great on the browser. Others exist, but I can't seem to force myself to use them. Somehow, I always end up going straight to the mastodon view.

And today, out of the blue, I came across toot.

Toot is a CLI and TUI tool for interacting with Mastodon instances from the command line.

CLI is a magical expression, things look geekier in the command line, and we like geeky stuff in this house. Thankfully it's available in Homebrew, so I can use that in macOS, as well as on my Manjaro install.

It's very complete, you can do a lot with it.

Multiple accounts are supported, and you can toot, boost, favourite, delete, search, pin, follow, unfollow, get details about your account, other accounts, the list goes on.

There's also a TUI, and good looking one too.

Installation is very straightforward, and you'll be tooting from the command line in no time.

Thank you Ivan for creating this one, I know where my toots are coming from now on.