Whalebird is a mastodon client for desktop application. If you want to use this app, please install

Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whalebird/id1378283354

snapcraft: https://snapcraft.io/whalebird

or please download binary from release page.



  • 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



You can install the app from Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whalebird/id1378283354

Or you can download .dmg from release page.


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

Or please install the app from snapcraft.io: https://snapcraft.io/whalebird


You can download .exe from release page.


# clone this repository
$ git clone https://github.com/h3poteto/whalebird-desktop.git
$ cd whalebird-desktop

# install dependencies
$ npm install

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



When you build release packages, please use electron-builder.

# for linux
$ npm run build:linux

# for mac
# This command automatically loads the Developer ID Application certificate from your keychain.
$ npm run build:mac


Please prepare certificates on your Apple developer console. The following keys are required:

  • Mac App Distribution: 3rd Party Mac Developer Application: NAME (TEAM_ID)
  • Mac Installer Distribution: 3rd Party Mac Developer Installer: NAME (TEAM_ID)

and register your KeyChain.

Then, create a Mac App ID like org.whalebird.desktop.

$ npm run build:mas

# This command automatically loads the certificates from you keychain.
$ ./appStore.sh

After that, the .pkg file is created under ./packages.

Please upload the .pkg to App Store using Application Loader in Xcode.


First, please prepare snapcraft command.

$ brew install snapcraft

And prepare docker environment which is used in snapcraft building.

Build app for linux.

$ npm run build:linux

And upload.

$ snapcraft push build/whalebird_1.0.0_amd64.snap --release stable