Franz is your open source messaging app for �WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, HipChat, �Telegram and many many more.
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.Pros:
One single place for all my messagingCons:
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.Pros:
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?)
It's working flawlessly with Slack and Facebook Messenger, but It works terribly with Hangouts (lack of threading), and doesn't support audio in Discord. That rendered the app useless for me. I had Chrome, Franz & Discord opened at the same time as opposed to just Chrome & Discord.Pros:
Support for multiple google accounts at the same time.Cons:
It's just another fancy Chrome instance. Lacks voice support in Discord and doesn't support threads in Hangouts.
Need help, I used the app for 1 month and had no problems. But after reinstalling the OS (High Sierra) and the app, I cannot add multiple accounts(channels).Pros:
Interesting and good design. Many apps are available to add.Cons:
UI tweaks needed and some technical issues still exist. But ignorable