Franz

Messenger for WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook, Slack & Hipchat

Desktop Product Golden Kitty 2016
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  • Bridges to Italy
    Bridges to ItalyPrez, Bridges to Italy
    Pros: 

    I love having so many of my social networks and email apps in ou\ne place.

    Cons: 

    Waiting for Imessage to be included

    This is just the best app for your desktop, you can check all you social networks and email apps at once in a very functional way. Meaning, you can check but also use each app (post, reply, emails etc.) I just love this.

    Bridges to Italy has used this product for one month.
  • Robert Gonzalez
    Robert GonzalezA big old nerd
    Pros: 

    Have no idea, I didn't want to create yet another online profile just to use an app.

    Cons: 

    Why in the hell do I need to have a Franz account to use a product to connect to other accounts?

    This is supposed to be a chat relay. Why do I have to have a Franz account in order to use this application? I have enough accounts already. I'd love to try your tool out, but not if it requires me creating another online profile.

    Robert Gonzalez has never used this product.
Discussion
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Thomas Schranz ⛄️
Thomas Schranz ⛄️Hunter@__tosh · Co-founder & CEO, Blossom
You might know the problem: You might prefer Whatsapp and Telegram but a handful of other people you know are mainly using Facebook Messenger or Hangouts or Skype. Same with team messaging platforms like Slack and Hipchat. So you run a combination of open tabs and native applications but it feels a bit like the days before Adium and Trillian. Franz is a quite elegant take on this. One Mac app that unifies them all. The nice thing about Franz is that unlike in other cross-platform messengers like Adium where some features of some platforms only work some of the time Franz is actually using the web based messengers underneath so whenever there is a new sticker pack or a new way to share gifs Franz supports it immediately.
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
@__tosh Thank you so much for hunting Franz. <3
Ben
Ben@benmarten · Software Engineer @ Infuse.us
@__tosh Please open-source this!!!
Alok Jariwala
Alok Jariwala@aaspire · Product Manager, Mobile
@__tosh it might be great to have a mobile app for it which could be challenging but worth it. I think if you make it paid $2 to $5 orpeople will pay for it 😄 may be more .
Abinash Mohanty
Abinash Mohanty@abinashmohanty · Product Design Manager @Turtlemint
@__tosh Bravo! Awesome creation! Also, are you planning to make this cross platform?
Pieter Levels
Pieter Levels@levelsio
@__tosh Love this! So useful. And such a smart implementation by making it all web! One thing, could you add auto focus of text field when I cmd-tab into the app?
Josef Trauner
Josef Trauner@josef_trauner · CPO, Usersnap
This is really just a great product! One small feature request! "Mute all button"
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
@josef_trauner thank you for your feedback. "Mute all" is something that crosses my mind for quite a while now and I hope I'm able to add a nice solution for that soon.
Inês Silva
Inês Silva@isss111 · Entrepreneurship | Future of Work
@josef_trauner Completely agree!
Maxime Pico
Maxime Pico@maximepico · Conversion optimisation consultant
@smalzner @josef_trauner Up Stefan, this would be super awesome for distracted people like me :D And thank you so much for this (already) amazing product
Pedro Wunderlich
Pedro Wunderlich@pddro · Designer of weird and silly things.
Installed and hooked up Slack, Messenger and Whatsapp. Great experience, straight to the point. Got up and running in no time. Not sure about the icon design. Is it a hipster mustache passing as a bridge? Why not just the mustache and lose the two pillars that look like walrus fangs?
Paul Stoellberger
Paul Stoellberger@pstoellberger · chief data guy
@pddro +1 for that. much cleaner icon
Clayton Brand
Clayton Brand@clay_to_n · Head of Software @ Stasis Labs
@pddro Agreed. After much discerning, I think the "fang" looking things are supposed to be mutton chops.
Michael Ramirez
Michael Ramirez@shoeboxdnb · LabelGrid / Promo.ly / DNBRadio
@pddro quick question.. are you still using Franz for all these? I tried it for a while but switched back to the native apps except for Gmail and Whatsapp
Pedro Wunderlich
Pedro Wunderlich@pddro · Designer of weird and silly things.
@shoeboxdnb I'm not using Franz anymore. Using native Whatsapp.
Michael Ramirez
Michael Ramirez@shoeboxdnb · LabelGrid / Promo.ly / DNBRadio
@pddro what made you switch? do you use Franz for anything at all?
Guney Can Gokoglu
Guney Can Gokoglu@gcg · CTO, Poltio
If you guys could add more screen shots of the app to your site that would be very good.
Miguel Amador
Miguel Amador@themiguelamador · CGO @Clarik | CEO @ Pi Ventures
Tested the memory footprint is less than using the apps for each in separate. Getting 1gb with Skype, Slack, Hangouts, Whatsapp and Messenger on! Usually the individual apps used 400mb each.
Stefan Malzner
Stefan MalznerMaker@smalzner · Product Designer
@themiguelamador haha nice! thanks for testing that 🦄