3.6 out of 5 with 11 ratings

Rambox Reviews

Trojan is false positive according to creator and main dev

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According to Ramiro Saenz, trojan is a false positive (https://github.com/saenzramiro/rambox/issues/569 ) due to the way some electron apps install: (no admin permissions required) is considered suspicious by really strict AV and Firewall tools (https://github.com/MarshallOfSound/Google-Play-Music-Desktop-Player-UNOFFICIAL-/issues/1232#issuecomment-227963465 ).
Still, this needs work from developers to clear the waters. I would invite anyone trying the software to raise this issue until the devs properly solve this.
Otherwise it's a perfect replacement for 1 app to rule them all (a la Franz) with more services by default (79) and by being open source, the ability to add whatever site, should you need/want to (ServiceList.js model from https://github.com/saenzramiro/rambox/tree/master/app/model ).

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Sadly, rambox went along the same path franz did and is now freemium. Both Franz and Rambox are open source still (see github) but both will try to sell you their premium services.

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Good tool to keep all you common web services and applications in one place.

Positive

  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • Configuration and advanced settings
  • Developer Mode

Negative

  • Does not support auto-correct
  • Mostly supports one language - English

Overall a decent tool available freely and open source.

Works well with Linux (Manual configuration might be required when installing).

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alternativeTo seems to have associated RamBox with chat clients, but it's not a chat client. It's a specialized web browser intended to wrap web applications. You can wrap a web-based chat client but you can also wrap GMail, Google Keep, Habitica or almost any other web app.

For this reason chat clients shouldn't be considered alternatives to RamBox, though RamBox might be an alternative to the chat client.

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Pity there is no spelling check/ auto-correct, like in Franz

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Spend with this app a few years and it's getting more sluggish with each update. Switched today to Station app and it works way better and faster than rambox. Reason to search for something else was that my rambox gmail stopped working. Tried to search for solutions etc. with no effect. Luckily for me Station app has everything i used in rambox.

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Have been using it for about a year now on one of my systems and I think it needs a lot of improvement.

  1. The password implementation is not as great as it could be. It only asks for it once, and for your account to be secure, you need to close the app.

  2. Telegram works but the interface is worse than what it is in a browser

  3. Whatsapp updates are not applied as smoothly as they should be.

  4. The app has a problem with erratic behaviour. The close, minimise buttons on the top right corner frequently disappear

  5. If you are using a multi-monitor set-up, moving the app from one monitor to another is impossible, when it decides to act-up!

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it's not much more than would you can do with a web browser, but this small things make life much easier;)

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Works as it should. Free. Has many apps on-board. Well done.

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Fantastic messaging app with many services available to use.

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I always found that franz is way better, now that franz is opensource& now on github, more power to them.

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