Month: November 2022

Mastodon Quick Tip #2

Here’s a 2nd quick tip if you long for the columns of a TweetDeck-like interface for Mastodon.

You can add columns by “pinning” them on your Mastodon page (after using the Advanced Web Interface).

You can pin your Home Timeline, Local Timeline, and the Federated Timeline, as well as Notifications, Direct Messages, Bookmarks, Favorites, Hashtags, and individual Lists.

Begin by the Getting Started column on view, then click Home.

Start by adding Home column

Once your Home timeline is on view, click the column settings icon.

Click the columns settings icon

Next, “Pin” the column. After pinning, you can move the columns left or right using the left and right arrows.

Pin the item

Now you can repeat the process to add more columns. Theoretically there is no limit to the number of columns, just be prepared to scroll sideways.

Mastodon image courtesy of Wikimedia

Mastodon Quick Tip #1

Here’s a quick tip if you long for the columns of a TweetDeck-like interface for Mastodon.

In the right column of your Mastodon Home screen, click on Preferences (with the “gear” icon).

Mastodon default

On your Preferences page, check the box labeled “Enable advanced web interface”. Then be sure to click the button to “Save changes”.

Mastodon advanced

Next you can configure your columns. You can pin/unpin columns, and change the right-most column to things like DMs, #Explore, etc.

Mastodon columns
I’ve explored some Mac apps that function like TweetDeck but haven’t really found anything good. I’m going to try Mast (spending a whopping $3) and see how it compares. It’s Mac only though. By the way, I’m using TweetBot for Twitter and I have loved it. Maybe they’ll support Mastodon someday.

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