Zviad Sichinava
Zviad SichinavaIn love with creative problem-solving ✌️

What is the best desktop app for managing web applications such as gmail or messenger?

Desktop client application for social networks, emails, etc.
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  1. 4

    One app to rule them all

    Brennon Denny
    Brennon DennyCreating Things @ DennyDevHQ 💡 · Written
    Manage everything in one place.
    • 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 :)

  2. 2
    IM+ for Mac

    The messaging app for all your messaging

    Zviad Sichinava
    Zviad SichinavaIn love with creative problem-solving ✌️ · Written
    • Alexandru Nastase
      Alexandru NastaseMultidisciplinary Senior Designer

      1. Consumes so much RAM than Franz does.

      2. Missing ability to turn off services that you're not using after working hour (slack) - Franz has it

      3. Missing navigating through tabs with CTRL+TAB - Franz has it

      4. On Slack, I have like 6-7 teams added ... all have the same Slack Icon - why aren't you pulling the teams logo and replacing that like Franz does?

  3. 2
    Franz 2.0

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

    Zviad Sichinava
    Zviad SichinavaIn love with creative problem-solving ✌️ · Written
    It's clean and easy to use
    • 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.

  4. 1

    Switch between Gmail accounts like a boss.

    Zviad Sichinava
    Zviad SichinavaIn love with creative problem-solving ✌️ · Written
    Has a lot of good features and it's freemium
    • Scott Lewis
      Scott LewisWeb Developer. Icon Designer. Blogger.

      To be honest, I don't get excited about email clients. I don't even like email, truth be told, but I like email a whole lot more than I like talking on the phone. I have multiple Gmail accounts for my various websites. Having to use Gmail in a web browser is painful, sloppy, and cumbersome. What I like most about Shift is the ability to just hide the window when I don't want email in my face, but I can easily switch to it when needed.

      Switching between accounts is super easy and nicely organized (tabs). As far as the Gmail UI, once you are in the mail client it is identical. My guess is that Shift is built using the Node-Webkit framework so it is technically just a web browser with some nice bells and whistles in an enclosed environment. But that is not only fine, it's perfect. Why reinvent the wheel?

      Shift is basically a much better UX wrapper for Gmail than Google currently makes available. It is such a simple idea but it is excellently implemented.

      After using the free version for a bit I upgraded to Pro to help support quality work and for a few extra benefits & features.

      Money well spent, IMHO.

    • Ninad Faterpekar
      Ninad FaterpekarUX Designer, Barclays

      I've used this product on and off for a year. Apart from the constant bugs, the overall experience of the product is pretty decent. However, they lost me when they added that awful " Sent with shift " signature in my signature with no chance of removing it.

  5. 1

    Tweetdeck for all your social apps

    Zviad Sichinava
    Zviad SichinavaIn love with creative problem-solving ✌️ · Written
    Zviad Sichinava made this product
    It's simple, compact, free and has unique design