Rambox: One App for All Your Favorite Messaging Services

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Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that has grouped into it all your favorite web apps -just like Franz and the Gmail-specific Wmail. It uses many of the same technologies as the other apps, including node.js and Electron, to help integrate all the remote web services into your local desktop environment.

Rambox Features

Rambox supports 72 messaging and e-mail services -a ton more services than its competing apps. Below is a list of some of the popular apps it supports:

  • WhatsApp Web
  • Telegram
  • Slack
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Skype
  • Wire
  • Gmail
  • Outlook Mail
  • Tweetdeck
  • KiwiIRC

Each account runs in its own tab and unlike regular web-browser tabs, the tabs have extra features like unread count badges, and per-service status (i.e. go ‘offline’ for one service while remaining online for another).

Rambox boasts the optional cross-platform synchronization. With this feature you can backup your accounts and settings to the cloud, saving you from the need to re-connect and set things up all again on installing the app on a different device.

Privacy

Rambox takes privacy seriously. It doesn;t save any personal information according to the developer, and its sessions persist using the ‘partition:persist attribute for web-views’.

You can lock Rambox while you’re away from your computer to ensure privacy. You can also set a ‘master password’ for the app.

Other Rambox features include:

  • Drag and drop re-ordering of services in the tab bar
  • Sync configurations between multiple computers
  • Mute audio to specific service
  • Set a master password to ‘unlock’ app when opened
  • “Lock” and “do not disturb” modes
  • Group apps in the tab bar
  • Notification/Unread/New mail badges
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • System indicator
  • Separate tabs floating to the right
  • Proxy support
  • Per-service status, including ‘offline’

Downloading Rambox

Do you think Rambox appeals to you? Give a test run on your Linux desktop easily as the app is distributed as an AppImage for both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux distros.

Just download the appropriate AppImage for your architecture and, when the download has completed, double-click on the file to run it.

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Okoi Martins Jr.
I'm a Computer Scientist with a passion for learning new things in fields ranging from theoretical implications of computer science and mathematical modeling to web development and music. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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