With over 3 million users and intends to open up more generally within the full months ahead, Bluesky is still establishing itself as an alternative to Twitter/X. However, that hasn’t stopped the developer community from embracing the project and building tools to meet the needs of those fleeing the now Elon musk-owned network that is social previously understood as Twitter. One project that is such deck.blue, a Bluesky-flavored version of Twitter’s beloved (though often ignored) TweetDeck — the latter which became a paid service last year and has been rebranded as X Pro.

With deck.blue, Bluesky users can view posts on the social network in the column-based format popularized by TweetDeck, including things like their home timeline, notifications, likes, lists, or even custom feeds. They can also take advantage of features like support for multiple accounts and scheduling of posts.

The deck.blue app, which is currently available on the web, was built by 25-year-old Gildásio Filho, a São Paulo, Brazil-based software engineer who, by day, works on the music collaboration app Indaband. He’s teamed up with Japanese developer Shinya Kato, who handles more of the backend infrastructure and works with the API.

Explains Filho, the basic concept for deck.blue came into being final when he got locked out of TweetDeck after X began charging for the service.

“I year made a promise to myself that if I ever got kicked out, I would build my own,” he says, referring to TweetDeck.a TweetDeck-inspired web interfaceFilho then surveyed the landscape of Twitter alternatives and found that Mastodon already had

, that was built that is first-party “actually very good,” Filho says. Nevertheless when the options were examined by him available to Bluesky users, he was dissatisfied with the experiences that had been built so far. None mirrored the TweetDeck experience he was used to from Twitter.

“And, I would need a TweetDeck for me to start using Bluesky. We can’t utilize it it just doesn’t work,” Filho admits, echoing the complaints from many former Twitter power users when trying to switch to new platforms.

Image without it Credits:renamed deck.blue screenshotbrandingThe deck.blue project began August that is last and a month of composing initial type of signal, it established. Initially, the software ended up being known as Bluesky Deck, but Bluesky proposed that making use of Bluesky into the app’s name wasn’t the move that is right. So Filho

the app deck.blue and hired a designer to work on the hashtags.support for listsSince its launch, deck.blue has been quick to tack on new features as soon as (or even before) Bluesky makes them available to the wider community. That was the full situation aided by the launch of app’s scheduling feature, led to a post about the feature going viral, and also the launch associated with

, as an example. Particularly, deck.blue ended up being one of the primary apps that are third-party add support for hashtags, which fedica on Blueskly with 1.5K likes and hundreds of reposts. (Bluesky’s definition of viral is much smaller due to its limited audience, of course).PostponeWhile there are other apps that offer scheduling for Bluesky, Threads, X and other networks that are social like

and having added multi-account support,, deck.blue is intending much more at an electric individual market, perhaps not social media marketing supervisors who require the analytics and stating competitors provide.requiresNow A few months ago that deck.blue is more fully developed, Filho is looking to generate a bit of extra income to support the project after

online sync, and Patreon integration. On Patreon, loyal users can support the app at rates of anywhere from $2 to $7 per month — prices that undercut TweetDeck, which now [available] an X Premium or Premium+ subscription ($8 per month and up).

Though Bluesky’s user base is dramatically smaller than X’s, Filho is betting on a future where it flourishes.(*)“When they actually launch and remove the invite codes…I’m afraid of how big it could get,” he says. “I think Bluesky is losing users by not invite that is having (*). Therefore when they ditch that, I’m perhaps not sure I’ll have the ability to hold customer that is doing by myself,” he adds.(*)