An Electron based Mastodon client for Windows, Mac and Linux

An Electron based Mastodon client for Windows, Mac and Linux

Whalebird is a mastodon client for desktop application.


CircleCI GitHub release App Store

Whalebird is a mastodon client for desktop application.



  • An interface like slack
  • Notify to desktop
  • Streaming
  • Many keyboard shortcuts
  • Manage multiple accounts


MacLinux, Windows
Toot, Reply Cmd + Enter Ctrl + Enter
Change accounts Cmd + 1, 2, 3... Ctrl + 1, 2, 3...
Jump to another timeline Cmd + k Ctrl + k
Open new toot window Cmd + n Ctrl + n
Select next toot j j
Select previous toot k k
Switch focus to left column h h
Switch focus to right column l l
Reply to the toot r r
Reblog the toot b b
Favourite the toot f f
Open details of the toot o o
Open account profile of the toot p p
Open the images i i
Show/hide CW and NSFW x x
Close current page esc esc
Show shortcut keys ? ?



App Store

Or you can download .dmg from release page.

So on, you can install from Homebrew:

$ brew update
$ brew cask install whalebird

:sparkles: Thanks to @singingwolfboy for adding it to homebrew-cask.


You can download .deb or .rpm from release page. If you do not want to use the package manager, please download .tar.bz2 file and decompress it.

Or please install the app from

$ sudo snap install whalebird


You can download .exe from release page.


We'd love you to contribute to Whalebird.

Minimum requirements for development

  • Node.js greater than or equal version 8.9.0 (9.x is recommended)
  • npm or yarn

Getting started

# clone this repository
$ git clone
$ cd whalebird-desktop

# Install font config
$ sudo apt-get install libfontconfig-dev

# install dependencies
$ npm install

# serve with hot reload at localhost:9080
$ npm run dev

How to add new language

  1. First, please prepare translation, and translation missing file for your language.
  2. Next, add your language to constants like French.
  3. Finally, add your language at here.

If there is something unknown, please refer to this pull request:


The software is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.




Or I prepared Bitcoin Address.



Github Repository

Tags: #VueJs #App