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Say hello to Piepmatz, a Twitter client for Sailfish OS!
Piepmatz supports all the features of Twitter that you need to stay up-to-date. Your personal timeline, notifications, media etc. - coming with a lot of eye-candy!

  • Personal Twitter Timeline in chronological order
  • Notifications for new followers, retweets and mentions
  • Search (for tweets and users)
  • Profile Pages
  • Complete display of extended tweets
  • Embedded tweets
  • Multi-picture support, incl. pinch-to-zoom
  • Embedded and fullscreen video/animated GIF playback
  • Download media option
  • Link preview powered by Open Graph (e.g. for Instagram, Facebook, news sites etc.)
  • Direct messages (up to 10.000 characters)
  • Details view for tweet
  • Limited thread support
  • @-mentioning support in new tweets
  • Geocode your tweets
  • Show trending topics in your area
  • Twitter lists support
  • Multiple accounts support

On a device with a physical keyboard you have the following shortcuts:

  • Generic
    • Up/down: scroll
    • Page up/down: scroll faster
    • t/b: Scroll to top / bottom
    • Left/Esc: Back
  • Only on main screen:
    • 1-6: Switch tabs (timeline, notifications, search etc.)
    • n: New tweet
    • r: Refresh
    • s: Settings
    • a: About
  • On tweet details view:
    • Return/Enter: Display thread

Open Source and Contribution

Piepmatz is and will remain Open Source Software under the conditions of the GNU GPLv3. However, in order to support the development of Piepmatz, we'd like to ask you for a contribution - you could also call it royalty - before you can run it after a trial period of 14 days.

Such a contribution can be made by translating Piepmatz to another language, help developing it or simply by purchasing a key in the app or directly from https://werkwolf.eu/piepmatz.html

As mentioned, you have a testing period of 14 days after the first run of Piepmatz. Take your time to test the application and ensure that it fulfills your needs and that you really like it. There are no limitations to the software during this time - simply press the button "Continue Testing" on the initial screen.

If you decide to purchase a contribution key in order to keep on using Piepmatz beyond the testing period, please choose a contribution type. You have the choice between 4 different contributions: S, M, L, XL. No matter which size you choose, the purchased key will unlock the the complete application after the trial period. It's up to you to decide how much the app is worth to you.

Moreover, feedback about Piepmatz is always appreciated (good, bad, improvement/feature ideas etc.).

As mentioned, you can contribute with a translation, a new feature or even a bugfix. The sources are on GitHub at https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-piepmatz. Please acknowledge the GNU GPLv3 before contributing/forking. Thanks to all new and especially to the existing contributors!

Application versions: 
File harbour-piepmatz-1.0-5.armv7hl.rpm1.76 MB15/04/2018 - 14:30
File harbour-piepmatz-1.0-5.i486.rpm1.79 MB15/04/2018 - 14:30
File harbour-piepmatz-1.1-8.armv7hl.rpm1.77 MB13/05/2018 - 23:39
File harbour-piepmatz-1.1-8.i486.rpm1.8 MB13/05/2018 - 23:39
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2-5.i486.rpm1.81 MB27/05/2018 - 22:08
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2-5.armv7hl.rpm1.78 MB27/05/2018 - 22:08
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm1.78 MB02/06/2018 - 23:00
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2.1-1.i486.rpm1.81 MB02/06/2018 - 23:00
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2.2-2.armv7hl.rpm1.79 MB08/07/2018 - 19:10
File harbour-piepmatz-1.2.2-2.i486.rpm1.82 MB08/07/2018 - 19:10
File harbour-piepmatz-1.3-1.armv7hl.rpm1.74 MB04/01/2019 - 19:02
File harbour-piepmatz-1.3-1.i486.rpm1.77 MB04/01/2019 - 19:02


  • Support for Emoji 11.0 (finally a superhero/villain emoji ;) )
  • Added Czech translation (thanks to Jiri Hubacek)
  • Updated Italian translation (thanks to Alessandro Pra')
  • Code quality improvements (thanks to Rolf Eike Beer)


  • Keyboard shortcuts for Gemini PDA, TOHKBD...
  • Improved translations for Finnish, Japanese and French


  • Search results: Filter duplicate tweets (caused by retweets)
  • Added previously incomplete translations


  • Support for image descriptions (accessibility, especially for blind people)
  • Get images also from Downloads directory & from Android Pictures and Download directories
  • Adjustments to tweet thread handling (other user agent) for hopefully better future compatibility


  • Support for saved searches
  • Better landscape support
  • Swipe to switch categories (e.g. from timeline to notifications)
  • Option to disable loading animations
  • Tap on download successful notification launches Gallery app
  • Possibility to remove account


  • Download media
  • Fullscreen videos
  • Delete your own tweets
  • Notifications for retweets and new followers
  • Lists support
  • Proper linebreak handling in tweets
  • Alternative image style (thanks to ferlanero)
  • Multiple accounts support (see settings)
  • Original Twitter Emojis (can be disabled)
  • Thread support (limited/workaround as there is no API, but works quite well)
  • Payment framework integration


vision's picture

Oh....looks like I was stumpling upon an outdated newsfeed ;). Android resp. Google is not my friend and will never be my friend.... So I just thought it will be another reason to keep my bad opinion about this company resp. this OS. Thanks for clarification.

carepack's picture

Yes, thx. A complete reinstall did the trick. Thx

carepack's picture

Thx werkwolf. I'll give it a try. Could you give the home.buttom a bit of love :-)? Press home once should bring you to the top (implemented). But if you hit home again on top it should start refreshing the timelime. More comfort to use. Thx for your work (paid app support, piepmatz, wunderfitz).

carepack's picture

Thx for the update. But since upgrading reapplying the alternative theme is working but not for the app icon in app drawer. it won't get changed. Piepmatz issue?

ferlanero's picture

You only need to reinstall my Piepfish icon theme from Openrepos: https://openrepos.net/content/ferlanero/piepfish-complete-image-mod-piepmatz

WerkWolf's picture

For the app icon, you need a patch as it's not allowed to change the app icon from the app itself. Probably, you only need to reinstall the theme patch from Ferlanero.

carepack's picture


werkwolf. A possibility to refresh threads instead going back to timeline and reenter the tweet / thread would be very nice and useful. Atm I have to go back and back to the thread to see new comments. Thx for this feature rich client!

WerkWolf's picture

Thanks! I'll put it to the list for future updates.

skyjumper's picture

I have PiepMatz v0.5. Is this version an upgrade from that which now requires payment? A little confused...

WerkWolf's picture

That's correct. It's a major update (see the changelog above) and requires a contribution after a 14 days trial period. It's now published by the company WerkWolf because it's complicated for an individual to do business in various countries and for some other legal reasons. Development is still done on https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-piepmatz

A contribution can be done by payment, translation to a new language or by code contribution. Translators and code contributors get a key via e-mail directly from us, those who paid get the key from digistore24. You can choose between 4 payment options, all unlock the whole app. It's up to you to decide which one suits you best and how much you value the work on the app and how much you like the result. :)

vision's picture

Thanks for this great app ;). I have it installed almost from the beginning. But as said already above:
"Saved search" is missing and this prevents to use it as daily Twitter app. As soon as "Saved search" is implemented I will donate XL ;).

Greetings from SAP consultant to SAP consultant ;)

WerkWolf's picture

Well, the feature hasn't made it into 1.0, but it will most certainly be part of the next one. Just follow issue https://github.com/Wunderfitz/harbour-piepmatz/issues/12 to check when it's done. Very interesting that this one is so important... ;)

vision's picture

Great ;) Thanks for the update and providing "Saved Search" support.
As promised in my previous comment I have donated XL now ;)

It is the best and most professional designed Sailfish app so far.

molan's picture

Fantastic Twitter client & a showcase Sfos app! Thank you :)

WerkWolf's picture

You're welcome!

hagiz's picture

This app is so good I bought it twice.

WerkWolf's picture

Thank you very much!

Bocephus's picture

I would support an app like this if I actually had a Twitter account. But since I've never had one and never intend to get one, well... Bye.

gaelic's picture

Wonderful, just bought it.

WerkWolf's picture

Thank you!

explit's picture

Thank you Sebastian, for such good app.
Such apps shows, how SailfishOS Apps should be...

MartiMasa's picture

I would think Piepmatz is a 'killer app' if saved search of my most favorite Twitter places are shown i.e. ”SailfishOS” or ”JollaHQ”. Have my financial support if this feature is included in future releases!

WerkWolf's picture

Let's see what can be done. ;)

Caballlero's picture

So nice Piepmatz-black-serie. Thx

objectifnul's picture

Still no local instance thread. Did I miss something?

WerkWolf's picture

What exactly do you mean with "local instance thread"?

objectifnul's picture

The "Local timeline" (only toots from the same instance contributors)

WerkWolf's picture

This is only for Twitter, not for Mastodon. Probably, you mean Tooter for Sailfish OS. This one is done by another author.