Franz 2.0

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

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#1 Product of the WeekApril 18, 2016
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Franz 2.0 is a desktop app that puts messaging services altogether in one place. It can combine apps like WhatsApp, Slack, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, HipChat, Skype and a lot more. You can even use multiple accounts for the Facebook Messenger - mix your business profiles and your private ones if you need to.

Reviews
  • Bridges to Italy
    Bridges to ItalyPrez, Bridges to Italy
    Pros: 

    It works well with Messanger and Whatsapp

    Cons: 

    It doesn't include Imessage and I use an app called GroupMe which is on their list but it doesn't work

    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.

    Bridges to Italy has used this product for one week.
  • Shun Yamada
    Shun YamadaCiao Technologies
    Pros: 

    All-in-one management communication

    Cons: 

    No support for Japanese tools like ChatWork and LINE

    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.

    Shun Yamada has used this product for one week.
Discussion
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Thomas Schranz ⛄️
Thomas Schranz ⛄️Hunter@__tosh · Co-founder & CEO, Blossom
Major new update of Franz: now comes with clients for Windows and Linux (used to be Mac only) as well as support for 6 new messaging platforms (WeChat, Chatwork, Steam, Gitter, Discord, GroupMe). 😍
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Makerpad.co
@__tosh Changelog doesn't say 2.0 ... http://www.meetfranz.com/changel...
Enrico Icardi
Enrico Icardi@ricricucit · @sharedesk @welance @getstood
@bentossell @__tosh had the same problem...actually I've even started downloading it.
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
@bentossell, @ricricucit, @__tosh we have now updated our website to reflect our new versioning system. If you are running on 0.9.10 you are already running 2.0 – with the next update this versioning change will be visible within Franz as well. Sorry for confusing you.
Alex Scott
Alex Scott@alexscottco · Cofounder, Revere.ai
@__tosh This is killer. Easy access without flipping between tabs or stand alone apps is a huge convenience. Look forward to customizing notification sounds...
Tech Aggregator
Tech Aggregator@techaggregator · Creator
@__tosh How is the data stored for all these API channels?
Austin Sandmeyer
Austin Sandmeyer@as_austin · Thinker/Student/Rockstar
@imprecision & @smalzner this must be what your resume looks like for Franz 2.0 🙌
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
imprecision
imprecisionMaker@imprecision
@as_austin @smalzner Heh, thanks! 👍
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
As usual, if you have any questions about Franz feel free to ask me anything. If you have support requests, please head over http://franz.zendesk.com and open a new ticket - this way it's much easier for us to track all the requests. happy messaging Stefan
Mark Spivey
Mark Spivey@ausonio · Owner, SoundFunnel
@smalzner Any future support for VPNs?
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
@ausonio not directly VPN but we will soon add support for proxy settings.
Robert Tregaskes
Robert Tregaskes@robtregaskes · Head of Logistics, Qardio
@smalzner Any plans to make this a W10 universal app? Much prefer apps over full desktop software most of the time...
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
@robtregaskes we have plans to provide Franz for the Windows Store and Mac AppStore – but there are still some limitations with W10 universal apps we need to look into before we can make a proper estimate.
Robert Tregaskes
Robert Tregaskes@robtregaskes · Head of Logistics, Qardio
@smalzner Great! Looking forward to watching progress.... :-)
Abe Storey
Abe Storey@abe_storey · Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
Add apple imessage please!!!!
Paul Hart
Paul Hart@roamlocally · Oxygen Consumer
@abe_storey agreed! native apple messages on osx inclusion would have me shutting messages and running everything through franz!
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
@roamlocally @abe_storey we are working on a couple experiments regarding iMessage. I can't promise anything yet but we'll see :)
Dov Quint
Dov Quint@dgquint · co-founder, Photo & Go
Fraser Smith
Fraser Smith@frassmith · Software Developer, Shanghai, China
Been using Franz for a few weeks now - 2 Slack teams, Skype, Messenger and Wechat. Downloading the update now.
Fraser Smith
Fraser Smith@frassmith · Software Developer, Shanghai, China
Oh wait. Confused. Franz 2.0 is the Windows Linux beta, Franz Mac is still 0.9.10 beta?
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
@frassmith 0.9.10 on our website is 2.0 – we are currently changing our versioning to show progress in a less confusing way @__tosh was just a bit faster than we were :)
originell
originell@originell · Frontend Dev @ Simpleloop
@frassmith That also got me startled a bit. My guess is that if you see WeChat (Gitter etc.) support you are actually having 2.0, even though it says 0.9.1. Not sure though. cc @smalzner
Enrico Icardi
Enrico Icardi@ricricucit · @sharedesk @welance @getstood
@smalzner @frassmith @__tosh same here...very confusing. not cool.
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
@originell @frassmith we changed our versioning, internal it's still 0.9.10 = 2.0 our website is now updated to reflect the changes. Sorry for confusing anyone.