Grumblr is a GTK based Tumblr micro-blogging platform client. With Grumblr you can post text messages, links, quotes, chat logs, upload photos, audio and video files on Tumblr right from your desktop.

Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website, owned and operated by Tumblr, Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog, named a "tumblelog." Users can follow other users' blogs, as well as make their blogs private.


In order to install and run grumblr you should have the following packages installed on your system:
You can install required dependencies with the following command
  • $ sudo apt-get install ruby rubygems ruby-dev libxml2-dev zlib1g-dev libgtk2.0-dev
To Install grumbler issue the following commands
  • $ sudo gem install grumblr  
  • $ cd /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/grumblr-2.4.2  
  • $ sudo ruby ./setup.rb
Grumblr can now be launched from the default menu in Unity or Gnome.