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Franz 5

One desktop app for (almost) all of your messaging apps

Franz is your open source messaging app for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, HipChat, Telegram and many many more.

15 alternative and related products to Franz 5

Station unifies all your web apps in one neat & productive interface

🛠 A Smart Dock to organize your workflow

🔎 Unified Search to find anything quickly

🔔 Notification Center to stay in control

👉 Give it a try

🐞❓Questions, feature requests, bugs: Station community

Danny de Vries- Web Developer
Was using Franz for a long time but Station has way more integrations.
Afshana Diya- Digital Marketing Strategist
One of the best tools that found from PH and using ever since. :D
Leandro- Co-founder, Unubo
It’s replaced my browser for work. All apps I need, I can easily access in one place.
Medium
We spend nearly ⅓ of our life online to get work done. Writing emails, editing spreadsheets, looking through analytics data, taking minutes - most of the work we achieve each and every day takes place in our trusty old Chrome, Firefox or Safari (and if you are a digital hipster, Internet Explorer).
Medium
Introducing Station's new Notification Center. Notifications came to life with an honorable aim in mind: telling users something new just happened. The sad truth is they have become hacks designed to steal our attention rather than meaningful insights into our work. We can receive up to one notification every 4 minutes.
8 Alternatives to Station

Caprine

Elegant Facebook Messenger desktop app

Caprine is an open-source, cross-platform, and privacy focused Facebook Messenger desktop app built with Electron.

Simon Sæthren- Media
It is simply the best way to use Facebook Messenger on desktop. Also you can block the "Seen Indicator"
Arun Sathiya- Happiness Engineer, Automattic
Caprine is my most favorite Facebook Messenger app on Mac currently. Solid performer and is fast.
Jay- Developer
Simple and nice
Product Hunt
Tweeten is the new must-have Twitter app . Similar to TweetDe
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WhatsApp Desktop

WhatsApp, now on your desktop

Elena Avramenko- Co-Founder at PopAppFactory
It is easy to type instead of mobile
FerminRP- Growth Hacker
Family, friends, work >> Whatsapp
Anshuman Chadda- MD MPH; Physician Entrepreneur
I store everything (notes, attachments, voice memos, photos, videos) on Whatsapp... Obviously, I also use Evernote, but I find it an extremely bulky app and definitely a memory hog. In WhatsApp- I use a private group that is only viewable by me. Everything is searchable within this group, and everything is automatically backed up on iCloud. (https://www.l… See more
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Tixio

Organize your online bookmarks/tools and information

Tixio is a tool to organize every one of your web platforms, tools, and sites that you use every day. No more awkward browsers filled with dozens of tabs.

Soly Group AS
With Tixio you can fit more info if you want on one board. We feel like Tixio provides better sharing options to collaborate with your teammates as you can share/sync a board or a widget. We will keep getting the feedback from the users and decide on the widgets to include in the coming weeks and months. Dynamic Widgets Planned: -Stock Market -Cryptocurr… See more
Michał Merchelski- Product Strategist at Startup House
awesome product
Oddbjørn Gustavsen
I love it
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Telegram 4.7

Now with themes, multiple accounts and more 🎉

With version 4.7 for iOS, you can change what your Telegram looks like in the new Appearance settings. Choose between four different themes, including a minimalistic one (“Day”) and two dark themes (“Night” and “Night Blue”). The “Day” theme also allows you to pick an accent color for the entire app, like pink or purple.

Patrick Loonstra- Designer at patrickloonstra.nl
The most easy and quick way to setup a community.
Jim Zhou- semi-professional bingoist
I stopped using Facebook about two years ago due to privacy concerns and so far Telegram and Signal cover a lot of the bases as far as being able to contact people I need to contact.
Telegram
Telegram 4.7 brings themes and night mode to iOS, support for multiple accounts and quick replies to Android
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Telegram Desktop 1.0

Fast and secure desktop messaging app, now updated

Javier Franco- CTO and Inbound Marketeer in Ases Media
Despite what it may seem, Telegram is a spectacular productivity tool. It is possible to store in your profile all types of files and the application allows you to compress all kinds of jpg, mov, etc files In an excellent option at the same time that is very fast.
Javier Franco- CTO and Inbound Marketeer in Ases Media
I can´t live without this app!!
5 Alternatives to Telegram Desktop 1.0

Messenger Lite is a slimmed down version of Messenger that offers the core features of Messenger for markets with slower than average internet speeds and a prevalence of basic Android smartphones.

The Verge
Earlier today I published an article about Facebook Messenger's new, somewhat improved home screen. But despite the company's attempt at some cleanup, I came away with the same feeling I've had for months: Messenger has transformed into a bloated mess. Commenters on that story agree, and so does pretty much everyone I've asked here at Vox Media's New York of… See more
6 Alternatives to Messenger Lite

Inboxer

A clean, open-source desktop client for Google Inbox 💌

Inboxer — is an unofficial Inbox by Gmail client for desktop platforms. It's built on top of Inbox by Gmail web-version, has pleasant UI and supports useful keyboard shortcuts.

softpedia
Developed by the team behind Gmail, Google Inbox is an interesting email service that aims improve the way you handle your emails by treating them, rather conveniently, as to-dos.
FrAndroid
Voici un client tiers pour Inbox pour Windows, macOS et GNU/Linux : open-source et gratuit. Voici la version 1.0.0 d'Inboxer, il s'agit d' un client tiers dédié à Google Inbox. Si vous êtes un utilisateur Gmail, vous aurez donc la possibilité d'utiliser ce client pour consulter vos e-mails.
Genbeta
Inbox es una mis aplicaciones favoritas de Google, desde que la ofrecieran como alternativa a la bandeja de entrada de Gmail hace poco más de tres años, muchos la empezamos a usar gracias a sus funciones inteligentes para organizar el correo por prioridades, y no miramos atrás.
Medium
New year is almost here and this is a great time for gifts! Here is my gift for everyone who love using Inbox by Gmail - new and fresh version of Inboxer! In this post I'm going to pay attention on...
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Manageyum 2.0

A browser made precisely for your apps.

Ivan Wong- QCG
Not free (unless you recommend 5 friends) and independent of the browser, but I found this to be the fastest and most stable of all the options for the Mac.
Luca Demian- 16 Year Old Founder @ collabster
Best one I've used.
Niklaus Gerber- Crafting outstanding digital services
Once you use it you will never go back. FRANZ is also great but hogs way more ressources.
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All-in-One Messenger

Your messengers in one place. Easy and free Chrome app.

All-in-One Messenger helps you manage all of your message platforms in a single one. It is convenient if you are tired of switching between the apps. It gives you desktop notifications and your response is just one click away.

Kim San Sy
at least you don't get to install anything to your system since it's a chrome app. :)
João Santos- Growth Hacker @ Storyo
Easy to setup and load. You can use pretty much any chat app!
MakeUseOf
Tired of hopping back and forth between Facebook Messenger, Skype, WhatsApp, Slack, Google Hangouts, etc? Use an all-in-one messenger app to control ALL of them at once.
CNET
Over the course of an hour or so, I'm likely to get dozens of notifications -- several messages from different Slack groups, a few Hangouts messages, maybe some messages or notifications on Facebook, Twitter mentions, an SMS or two and some emails.
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Wafer Messenger

Endless Creativity, Limitless Reach.

Wafer Messenger is the world’s first app that combines the concepts of Endless Creativity and Limitless Reach. Wafer lets you compose the most creative messages by combining up to 6 types of media in one single message. It also lets you chat and initiate free calls with 100% of your contacts; even those who are not on Wafer!

Olhar Digital - O futuro passa primeiro aqui
É difícil para qualquer aplicativo de mensagens novo enfrentar um monstro de popularidade como o WhatsApp. Afinal de contas, não basta conquistar o usuário; é preciso fazer com que ele convença seus amigos a instalá-lo também para poder haver uma comunicação. O Wafer é um aplicativo disponível para Android e iOS que tenta driblar essa restrição.
VTM NIEUWS
Wafer, zo heet de nieuwe berichtenapp die Messenger en Snapchat moet doen vergeten. Eén van de mensen achter de applicatie is Oostendenaar Niels Hoorelbeke die momenteel in Luxemburg woont. "Het unieke aan Wafer is dat je ook mensen kan bereiken die de app niet geïnstalleerd hebben."
Forbes
Meet Simone La Torre, the co-founder and CEO of Wafer Messenger, one of the most creative and versatile messaging app. He's got his first Master degree in Space Engineering in Italy and a second Master degree in Business Management in France.
AppleZein
"Una chat per domarle tutte". È questa la frase di battaglia vincente, che vi presenta Wafer Messenger, la prima applicazione che consente di cancellare tutte le altre app di messaggistica dal vostro iPhone, radunando tutti i vostri amici su un'unica piattaforma completa e versatile.
Knack
Niels Hoorelbeke (27) is afkomstig uit Oostende, maar woont al drie jaar in Luxemburg. "Mijn vriendin is afkomstig uit het zuiden van Frankrijk, en is aan de slag in een Luxemburgs bedrijf", zo verklaart hij zijn verhuizing. Niels studeerde event- en projectmanagement aan de Artevelde Hogeschool in Gent.
newsmonkey
Wafer pourrait bien ringardiser les ténors des applications de messagerie. Car elle va bien au delà des discussions traditionnelles à base de textes et d'images. Et en plus, un de ses créateurs est Belge! Toi aussi, viens goûter une bonne Wafer!
newsmonkey
Snapchat, WhatsApp, Messenger, en nu ook nog: Wafer. Wat? Ja! Wafer is een nieuwe Belgische applicatie die in het buitenland ook al een succes is. Het belooft heel veel: de chatapplicatie zou alle andere kunnen vervangen. Wafer Messenger heeft niet één nut maar meerdere: een combinatie van alle chatapplicaties die we tot nu toe kennen.
Wort.lu
Zwei ehemalige Mitarbeiter des Satellitenbetreibers SES haben ihren Job an den Nagel gehängt, um die Welt der Instant-Messenger aus den Angeln zu heben. Wafer-Messenger heißt die Antwort auf Whatsapp & Co und wirbt damit, dass man praktisch jeden erreichen kann.
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