Franz is your open source messaging app for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, HipChat, Telegram and many many more.
Feels better than other web-app-integration tools I tried before.Cons:
hmmm sometimes have to refresh manually to force chats to update. (Guess this is a thing with all webapps?)
Though Franz has been great, Station can still be considered as one of the strongest competitors, but I still think Franz is striking a better balance: what you need is all at your hand and what you may not or don't is just not in sight. Station indeed provides more options (such as keeping multiple Slack accounts online simultaneously) but personally I think they still need to polish the multi-account settings and controls.
Anyway, Franz has been doing a great job being a relatively light-weighted IM integration tool. WeChat being available alongside other IM services is highly appreciated :D Also, liked the cute loading sentences such as "twisting my mustache" and "playing the trumpet" etc.ShimomiAizo has used this product for one year.
One single place for all my messagingCons:
No real cons, but the migration was a bit disappointing. All my logins were gone and I had to re-authenticate with each service, which with 2FA on is quite a hassle. So if Franz 5 Final could keep the previous auth tokens/cookies, it would make the upgrade smoother.Andreas Pizsa has used this product for one year.