How to install Rambox on Linux-based systems and why to use it

Here we will help you with the installation of Rambox on Linux-based systems, and also why you should use Rambox instead of Franz, which is cool, as well. However, the installation on Windows isn’t complicated and is similar to the installation process of other Windows programs.

The social network is one of the most integral parts of our life nowadays, and hovering from one website to the another to see what’s new, certainly kills our productivity. But, it isn’t a dime a dozen to bid goodbye to social networks, and it isn’t a good idea at all when everybody is busy in their life, and the only way to meet the old school friends, is through social networks. Well, social networks have also gone through a number of transformations, and today, the social network is a community of millions of people, rather than just a place for communication.

What is Rambox?

Well, if you often get distracted by the gleam of social networks, you can use a single piece of program to access all your social networks, so that you do not need to visit the individual websites again and again. Well, if you are looking for such an app, it can be one of the best apps you can go for. On Rambox, you can access all your major social networks in a tabbed window, where all your social networking profiles in United for easy access to each of them. Recently I also discussed Franz, which is a similar app, and also how to install the Franz on Linux-based systems.

Why use Rambox over Franz other similar programs?

  • Unlike Franz, Rambox is an open-source project, and you already know, why open-source projects are great. For you, as a general end-user, it is great for you, as you can use it free of cost. However, there are Pro and Enterprise editions of Rambox with support for more than 150 services. Being a free user, you can use more than 99 services, which include all the major services, and chances are very negligible, you will not get the service you want to use.
  • Unlike Franz, there isn’t any waiting time to use Rambox, which means, you will not have to wait for 10 seconds or so, to send an urgent reply to the message, you have received long ago.
  • As I used both Franz and Rambox, Rambox seems to be more streamlined than Franz, and you can even change the settings so that you feel at home using it. The tabbed interface is yet another reason, why Rambox seems to better than Franz, as we are all accustomed to the tabbed user interface on our most favourite browsers.

So those were the different reasons, why Rambox seems to be better than Franz.

Let’s now talk about how to install the same on Linux-based systems. I will be using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for this tutorial but the steps are the same for Ubuntu 19.04, 16.04, Debian, Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Steps to install Rambox on Linux Ubuntu

Step 1: Open the Linux Terminal

Type in the following command to download and install this free and open Source messaging and emailing app. The source code of the app is available at Github.

sudo snap install rambox

install rambox

*You should have access to the snap repository to install Rambox on your Linux system.

Step 2: Additional commands

Once the installation is complete, you will get back the prompt to type in additional commands.

Additional commands

Step 3: Run the App

Now click on the ‘Apps’ icon on your Linux system, and type ‘Rambox’ to open the same.

Run the App

Step 4: User Interface of the App

Once it is open, you can see the following user interface, where you can find the glimpse of the services that are supported by Rambox.

User Interface of the App


Step 5: Icon on Taskbar

You can even access this app from the taskbar on top of the screen.

Rambox 5

Step 6: All Social Media channels at one place

Once everything is set up you can access multiple services from it, using the tabs for the respective services.

Rambox all social media channels

While executing the commands, you might be asked to enter your password for security purposes.

Boost your productivity! That’s what the tagline of Rambox says. Rambox really does what it says, and I will surely recommend using Rambox if you want to get over the addiction for social networks without bidding adieu to them.

So that was it. Hope the information was useful for you. Did you face any problems installing or using Rambox? Feel free to comment the same down below.