Stefan Theofilos
Stefan TheofilosProduct Designer, Entrepreneur

What are some good Franz alternatives?

What are some alternatives to Franz?
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  1. 17
    Franz 2.0

    Desktop app for Slack, WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram, Messenger

    Harold Cummington
    Harold CummingtonProduct Manager at Slark · Written
    It's 2x better than Franz.
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    • Bridges to Italy
      Bridges to ItalyPrez, Bridges to Italy

      I like the idea of having one desktop app for all my messaging needs. This one is pretty good because it includes two big ones for me: FB Messanger and Whatsapp. It'd be perfect if it had IMessage too.

    • Shun Yamada
      Shun YamadaCiao Technologies

      Never check all applications for whether inboxed or not. These apps like Station and Stack that curate applications and localize that desktop app increase recently. The app does not give notifications from the applications involved.

  2. 11

    Easy and fast access to web applications

    Alexey Fedorov made this product
    Firework can make the same but for messangers and any other web applicatons.
    • Alex Moonsera
      Alex MoonseraHipster development

      Using it for music, Google Translate, and recently started using web version of Skype through Firework (because desktop version started munching on CPU and RAM all of a sudden).

      Updates keep coming, they really listen to user requests. App is stable now, im satisfied with it.

    • Jon Tolentino
      Jon TolentinoI am very

      Overall I like it.

      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do something about the ADS in website.

      Make it block the ads in website. sample I use it to watch series in some shady website that has ads all over the place.

      I know problem is mostly in me but the adblock part will be really great.

  3. 13

    Desktop messaging for over 48 email & messaging apps

    I'm using this instead of Franz because if any of the apps breaks and it doesn't load in Franz you have to restart the whole app and in Rambox you can simply refresh single app tab.
    Matthias Esterl
    Matthias EsterlWeb/Interactive Developer, ANIMAL · Written
    There is Rambox, but i've never tested it myself.
  4. 9
    All-in-One Messenger

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

    at least you don't get to install anything to your system since it's a chrome app. :)
    • Avi
      AviFreelance Developer

      I can't say for sure since I just uninstalled Rambox but I feel it consumes significantly more battery power than using Rambox or Franz. My Chrome which runs at 10 energy impact value at idle was running at 71 with 2 slack windows opened in All-in-One Messenger.

  5. 6

    One app to rule them all

    Benjamin Powell
    Benjamin PowellFounder & Startup Infomaniac · Written
    I've just started using this and so far its been pretty great, won't allow me to add in custom URLs but overall a pretty good experience.
    • Meghan Regior
      Meghan RegiorDesigner @eFounders

      I've been using Station since it's very beginning (9 months ago). I use it now on a daily basis.

      As a designer, I have on my desktop my Sketch, and of course my Station. It centralize all my work (InVision, Slacks, Gmail, Notifications, Trello... 300+ apps already, so crazy!). So no need to switch between thousand of tabs on chrome, or to set up my work everything morning. I just open Station and eveything is there : what I missed, my new assignments... It just makes you way more productive.

      Give it a try people and get Station now !

    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity + Social at Product Hunt

      Having been a user of Franz for a long time now, I'm glad I found Station cause it has way more functionality :) Thank you for making this!

      Although, I'm not sure on how I can mute particular apps from sending me notifications 🙃

      EDIT 1: Multiple instances such as Twitter do not actually separate two accounts; if I log out of one, it logs out of the other.

      P.S: I'll edit this review once I use it for a bit longer :)

  6. 2
    Manageyum 2.0

    A browser made precisely for your apps.

    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.
  7. Guillaume Bardet
    Guillaume BardetWorking on · Written
    For the past two years, I have been building a web version of something similar to this! It currently has 1,200+ apps. You can also add custom urls as shortcuts like @benjamin_powell wanted. We just starting sending out beta invites this week, you could join here: Hopefully some of you will be able to benefit from it!