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Franz 2.0

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

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Stefan Malzner@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@ausonio · Owner, SoundFunnel
@smalzner Any future support for VPNs?
Stefan Malzner@smalzner · Product Designer
@ausonio not directly VPN but we will soon add support for proxy settings.
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@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@robtregaskes · Head of Logistics, Qardio
@smalzner Great! Looking forward to watching progress.... :-)
Enzo Avigo@enzo_avigo · [Feel free to contact me to post on PH]
@smalzner Any chance to support skype video one day ? Again great work I use Franz every single day ;)
Stefan Malzner@smalzner · Product Designer
@enzo_avigo we are working on this :) and even if we don't manage to do it on our own, skype announced that they will switch to a plugin-free web version soon 🎉
Some Guy@ghobs91 · Head Of Winging It, Denarri
@smalzner I would be the happiest guy in the world if you released an Android app for this. Currently, the only decent option for multi-service messaging app is Disa.im, and it's a bit buggy and dev speed is super slow.
Ferit T.@fokusman · Frontend Techie
@smalzner for business / corporate support XMPP support would be quiet cool ! This would replace all my messengers
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@__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@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@__tosh Changelog doesn't say 2.0 ... http://www.meetfranz.com/changel...
Enrico Icardi@ricricucit · @sharedesk and @getstood co-founder
@bentossell @__tosh had the same problem...actually I've even started downloading it.
Stefan Malzner
Maker
@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@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@techaggregator · Creator
@__tosh How is the data stored for all these API channels?
Евгений Копылов@cb9toiiia · Joomla! programmer
@__tosh can you please add vk.com (russian social networking) - e.g. iframe
Sam Rizzi@rizzisam · PM/Co-Founder @Crid_io
@__tosh Lovin this. thnx for hunting this down.
Matt Sephton@gingerbeardman · Former Apple Technology Evangelist
@smalzner @bentossell @ricricucit @__tosh is Franz abandoned?
Stefan Malzner
Maker
@smalzner · Product Designer
@gingerbeardman @bentossell @ricricucit @__tosh not at all. We've just moved back to stealth mode ;)
Austin Sandmeyer@as_austin · Thinker/Student/Rockstar
@imprecision & @smalzner this must be what your resume looks like for Franz 2.0 🙌
Stefan Malzner
Maker
@smalzner · Product Designer
@as_austin @imprecision 😍
imprecision
Maker
@imprecision
@as_austin @smalzner Heh, thanks! 👍
Stefan Malzner
Maker
@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@ausonio · Owner, SoundFunnel
@smalzner Any future support for VPNs?
Stefan Malzner
Maker
@smalzner · Product Designer
@ausonio not directly VPN but we will soon add support for proxy settings.
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
Maker
@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@robtregaskes · Head of Logistics, Qardio
@smalzner Great! Looking forward to watching progress.... :-)
Enzo Avigo@enzo_avigo · [Feel free to contact me to post on PH]
@smalzner Any chance to support skype video one day ? Again great work I use Franz every single day ;)
Stefan Malzner
Maker
@smalzner · Product Designer
@enzo_avigo we are working on this :) and even if we don't manage to do it on our own, skype announced that they will switch to a plugin-free web version soon 🎉
Some Guy@ghobs91 · Head Of Winging It, Denarri
@smalzner I would be the happiest guy in the world if you released an Android app for this. Currently, the only decent option for multi-service messaging app is Disa.im, and it's a bit buggy and dev speed is super slow.
Ferit T.@fokusman · Frontend Techie
@smalzner for business / corporate support XMPP support would be quiet cool ! This would replace all my messengers
Abe Storey@abe_storey · Entrepreneur & Growth Marketer
Add apple imessage please!!!!
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
Maker
@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@dgquint · co-founder, Photo & Go
@smalzner @roamlocally @abe_storey MUST HAVE!
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@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
Maker
@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 · 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@ricricucit · @sharedesk and @getstood co-founder
@smalzner @frassmith @__tosh same here...very confusing. not cool.
Stefan Malzner
Maker
@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.