Rambox is an All-in-one Messenger for Linux

Brief: Rambox is an all-in-one messenger that lets you combine multiple services like Discord, Slack, Facebook Messenger and hundreds of more such services in one place.

Rambox: Add multiple messaging Services in a single app

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Rambox is one of the best ways to manage multiple services for communication through a single app installed. You can use multiple messaging services like Facebook Messenger, Gmail chats, AOL, Discord, Google Duo, Viber and a lot more from the same interface.

This way, you don’t need to install individual apps or keep them opened in browser all the time. You can use a master password to lock the Rambox application. You can also use do not disturb feature.

Rambox offers an open source community edition which is free to use. The paid pro version gives you access to 600+ apps while the community addition has 99+ apps. Pro version has additional features like themes, hibernation, ad-block, spell check and premium support.

Don’t worry. The open source community edition itself is quite useful and you may not even need those pro features.

Features of Rambox

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While you should find most of the essential features in the open-source edition, you might notice some of them limited to the pro version.

Here, I’ve mentioned all the essential features available:

  • You get about 100 apps/services to choose from in the open-source edition
  • Ability to protect the app with a single Master password lock
  • Ability to lock each session that you load up
  • Do Not Disturb mode
  • Ability to sync apps and configuration across multiple devices.
  • You can create and add custom apps
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts
  • Ability to enable/disable apps without needing to delete them
  • JS & CSS injection support to tweak the styling of apps
  • Ad-block (pro version)
  • Hibernation support (pro version)
  • Theme support (pro version)
  • Mobile view (pro version)
  • Spell check (pro version)
  • Work hours – to schedule a time for incoming notifications (pro version)
  • Proxies support (pro version)

In addition to what I’ve listed here, you might find some more features in the Rambox Pro edition. To know more about it, you can refer to the official list of features.

It is also worth noting that you cannot have more than 3 active simultaneous device connections.

Installing Rambox on Linux

You can easily get started using Rambox using the .AppImage file available on the official download page. If you’re curious, you can refer our guide on how to use the AppImage file on Linux.

In either case, you can also get it from the Snap store. Also, feel free to check their GitHub releases section for .deb / .rpm or other packages.

Wrapping Up

It can be a little overwhelming to have a lot of apps installed using Rambox. So, I’d suggest you monitor the RAM usage when adding more apps and using them for work.

There is also a similar app called Franz which is also part open source and part premium like Rambox.

Even though solutions like Rambox or Franz are quite useful, they aren’t always resource-friendly, specially if you start using tens of services at the same time. So, keep an eye on your system resources (if you notice a performance impact).

Otherwise, it’s an impressive app that does the work that you’d expect. Have you tried it out? Feel free to let me know your thoughts!

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  • Pro version has additional features like themes, hibernation, ad-block, spell check
    Ok thanks bye.

    Why aren’t developers building/creating/contributing to revolutionary things like helping with real life virus/bacteria/cell mutations?
    Or with creating apps that help people in trouble with such things , like finding available/still opened POIs in times of crises.
    Or even finding the correct information from reliable sources during crises.

    They just regurgitate the same ideas that were already on the market for years and that just a small handfull of people are using and adding 2-3 more features to them and asking for money like they invented the cure for cancer…

    Same with the linux distros.
    200 different distros doing the same thing MORE OR LESS with just a few differences like wallpapers, configurations and so on.
    Things that you could have modified on the current distro in 5 min.

    Such a fail world we live in.
    No wonder more than 25% of the people will lose their jobs in a month or so because of the covid recession.

    • If only everyone was doing something productive for the good of mankind…you know instead to post long semi-coherent rants on every site possible.

    • While I do understand where you come from…

      Devs consider they can make money by adding to an existing idea.

      Is it what they should do?
      Probably not , but hey , it’s a free world and if you don’t like a thing , then don’t use it.

      Not every developer is bright enough to always create , new , unique , revolutionary things.

      It’s just their way to cash in on an existing idea.

      I do agree with the whole distros thing.
      Even Linus said in an interview that this got a bit out of control and it’s why on desktop , people use windows while on phones they use android.

      Eventually things will follow their path and most distros will dissapear because the devs won’t continue to update them for just a few people.

    • “Why aren’t developers building/creating/contributing to revolutionary things like helping with real life virus/bacteria/cell mutations?”

      I guess you don’t read alternative media news. Because it’s your loving government that, covertly, spreads them. It’s all about control and harvesting the population. You live in a faked reality.