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    Rambox Alternatives

    Rambox is described as 'Free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one' and is a very popular instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Rambox for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Franz, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rambox are Ferdi, Station, ElectronIM and Utopia.

    Rambox is mainly a Group Chat App but alternatives to it may also be Instant Messengers or Web Browsers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Rambox.
    This page was last updated May 21, 2022
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    Free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.
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    1. Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat and many more. You can download Franz for Mac, Windows & Linux.
      Franz vs Rambox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Franz is a great alternative to Rambox.
      mciania Share the same concept and very similar framework.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    2. Ferdi is a desktop app that helps you organize how you use your favourite apps by combining them into one application. It is based on .


      Ferdi developers have decided to hide the issue tracker behind a paywall (you need to be a $9/month sponsor to see it), which is not really a good sign for an open source project. They first said it was because the issue tracker might leak private data, but they later admitted on Twitter that it was just a lie… More information here and here

      Ferdi vs Rambox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Ferdi is a great alternative to Rambox.
      Better than Rambox and/or Franz - Open Source, so no Cost
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    3. Station is the first open-source smart browser for busy people. A single place for all of your web applications.


      From the GitHub repository: “This project is not actively maintained.”

      Station vs Rambox opinions
      Most users think Station is a great alternative to Rambox.
      very similar to Rambox, but with several hundreds of application to choose from and include into your worspace
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      very studied UI, estable and full of features. Lacking linux version for the moment is its only drawback
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    4. Free open source Electron based multi instant messaging (IM) client. Combine all your IM applications (or whatever you want) in a single browser (Electron) window.
      ElectronIM vs Rambox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ElectronIM is a great alternative to Rambox.
      No registration, no payment required. It's easy to install and to use it. Updated.
      Positive comment 7 days ago

    5. Utopia P2P Ecosystem. Utopia is a feature-rich platform that is specifically designed to protect privacy of communication, confidentiality, and security of personal data. Utopia is a decentralized network, with no central server involved in data transmission or storage.

    6. Hamsket is a fork of Rambox that was started when Rambox moved from being totally free to a "freemium" model.
      Hamsket vs Rambox opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Hamsket is a open source fork of rambox with updated features.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    7. Ripcord is a desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord. It provides a traditional compact desktop interface designed for power users.
    8. Shift is an email client that makes navigating between Mail, Calendar, Drive + your favorite Apps & Extensions easy (for Gmail, - Office 365 & Hotmail).
    9. An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features.
    10. Set your favorite apps on Biscuit, and they will function immediately. You won't need to spend time looking for your apps within your mountain of tabs.
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