I am currently using keybase.io. This software puts together an instant messenger and a cloud storage service, however, after the Zoom acquisition, it seems to be a dead project. So I want to look for something different.

Keybase killer features are:

  1. Messenger + cloud storage.
  2. A Linux app too (beyond the usual Android, etc.).
  3. It does not require sharing a mobile number with everyone.
  4. A CLI app.

I understand, the CLI app can be hard to find, then what I really need is just a convenient way to invite several people without manually typing each email/username.

I can pay, for some of these features, but it should be free for the people I invite.

To me, it seems so obvious that you want to talk with the group whom you share project files with, but sharing apps do not come with a messenger usually.

  • Just to make sure - Google Drive + Chat is not an option for you?
    – Sebastian
    Commented Feb 7, 2022 at 21:51
  • You could go with Nextcloud (self-host or use a provider to host your instance) – which without additions already does your cloud storage and more. Add the Nextcloud Talk app, and you have video conferencing plus messenger. Supporting apps are available for many systems, including Linux and Android. Many more apps available to integrate with the server, available to all its users. Would that fit your needs?
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 7, 2022 at 22:45
  • @Sebastian: is there an app which sits in the tray icon, where I get notifications?
    – antonio
    Commented Feb 7, 2022 at 23:51
  • @Izzy: Where is the Nextcloud Talk for Linux?
    – antonio
    Commented Feb 8, 2022 at 1:55
  • In all the web browsers available for Linux? You don't need a native application for most of the nextcloud things. For convenience, there's a Nextcloud desktop app, and one for file sync as that's better done "natively". Several other Linux (and cross-platform) applications support Nextcloud natively – I e.g. have my calendars and address book available in Evolution, then there's QOwnNotes, and more. For notifications, I don't know (never used that); I vaguely remember there is, but cannot point you to it. You could even use it for Android cloud notifications with UnifiedPush.
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 8, 2022 at 8:33

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Try https://rocket.chat/ it can be usefull for you.

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    Welcome to Software Recommendations! Can you explain how so? How does RocketChat meet the requirements, and what makes it recommendable? Just a link is not considered an answer here, see our discussion on answer quality. Thanks for your contribution – and thanks in advance for your coming edit to fill the gaps :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 7, 2022 at 22:41
  • Nice app Antek, how do you invite a group of people?
    – antonio
    Commented Feb 8, 2022 at 9:21

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