One app to rule them all
nice experience, higher productivity, better perfs than chrome, centralized work, fast switcher, smart handle of pages, daily use baseCons:
can't wait for Single Sign In, and password manager features !!
I've been using Station since it's very beginning (9 months ago). I use it now on a daily basis.
As a designer, I have on my desktop my Sketch, and of course my Station. It centralize all my work (InVision, Slacks, Gmail, Notifications, Trello... 300+ apps already, so crazy!). So no need to switch between thousand of tabs on chrome, or to set up my work everything morning. I just open Station and eveything is there : what I missed, my new assignments... It just makes you way more productive.
Give it a try people and get Station now !Meghan Regior has used this product for one year.
Clean, minimal & functional.Cons:
Needs a little more basic features.
Having been a user of Franz for a long time now, I'm glad I found Station cause it has way more functionality :) Thank you for making this!
Although, I'm not sure on how I can mute particular apps from sending me notifications 🙃
EDIT 1: Multiple instances such as Twitter do not actually separate two accounts; if I log out of one, it logs out of the other.
P.S: I'll edit this review once I use it for a bit longer :)Amrith Shanbhag has used this product for one day.
Fast, reliable, usefulCons:
I've been using Station for only 2 months and it's already part of my daily work habits. I could'nt imagine working without it now.
Thanks for the tool and congrats for the new designPaul Bachelier has used this product for one month.
Has all my workspaces setup properly, that I can access easily. All my professional Saas bundled in one app.Cons:
Discourages me to use my beloved Firefox. Eagerly waiting for that 1password integration ;-)
I've been a heavy user of Station since day 1 and I never looked back. It allows me to separate professional apps that stay open all day long, and the constant open/search/read/close of tabs that happen in my browser.Laurent VB has used this product for one year.
Replace easily Franz. UI is sleek. Really nice to focus in one place.Cons:
I'd like to bookmark myself the "tabs" of the same app, being able to do it manually.
Appear.in doesn't seem to work - the cam (video) and sound don't launch.
Would love that in focus mode the screen become black or with a cool image - so that I can't see the screen, just focus on my work.François-Xavier F. has used this product for one day.
I liked how it could put all the apps in app.Cons:
For now stop being so creepy.
I just received an email saying Station knew I had stopped using it. I was away from my computer for a week. Super creepy that they are keeping logs. I personally do not trust them any more and won't be using it anytime soon.Jamie Rytlewski has used this product for one week.
Super convenient to have all your apps in one place, you become much more productiveCons:
If you're working with multiple cloud apps I highly recommend Station, it changes your workflow so that you have way less back and forth between tabs, windows etc.
It already has 300 apps integrated and its just the start!Laure Albouy has used this product for one month.
Beautiful design, easy to useCons:
No per app notification handling, which makes it unusable.
I have multiple slack channels, some I want to receive notifications for, some happy to just check when I have free time, in which case I don't want to see an unread badge. I see no way to differentiate two in this, whereas Franz has this.
Happy to alter review if I missed settings on how to configure this.John Brett has used this product for one day.
Keep me organized and focused throughout the day like I've never experienced before!Cons:
Can't wait for the single sign in feature!
Can't imagine myself getting back to working without Station, literally a no-brainer when it comes to working across a zillion different software! Keep up the good work Station!Tancrede Le Merrer has used this product for one year.
Great idea and execution when it works.Cons:
Sometimes an app "breaks" and there's no easy way to reset it.
Overall a lot of potential and when it works it's great, but there's still quite a few issues that ruin the experience. The team also makes it hard to reach out to them with feedback or bug reports.Laurent Perrier has used this product for one day.
Fast, clean, easy to setup, great performance, great UX, huge number of supported appsCons:
Can't add unsupported apps on your own, links open in a proprietary Station window, doesn't support most chrome extensions
I absolutely LOVE Station! For me, this is by far the cleanest and lightest experience of any of the recent aggregation-type apps.
I had been using Rambox and still enjoy that product, especially the open source nature and approach of @saenzramiro, but it does seem to run a bit heavy and I really prefer the UI/UX of Station. I haven't noticed any lag at all with Station and I can't say for certain, but anecdotally, Station's feature for putting apps to sleep when not actively in use appears to keep things very snappy!
I love that I can have a single Slack instance and access all my Slack channels there. Franz and All-in-One have this, but Rambox creates a separate app instance for each Slack channel. This can be a nightmare for people with many channels. Same for Hangouts. Wish Gmail could be aggregated.
I have also used loads of these apps including most recently Franz 2.0 and 3.0, All-in-One Messenger, FreeterPro, and Alternion. And back in the day, Jolicloud, Hootsuite, Fuse, Socialblend, and Hojoki. Station fits my workflow and style better than any of the others. I also appreciate the active community and the ability to have the forum as one of the apps directly inside of Station.
The few frustrations that I have are minor, but worth noting.
1. Station does not support very many extensions.
Extension support is my top request. It's been so long since I ran Chrome without adblock that I didn't know Google still placed spam in Gmail! What I miss most is though is Lastpass support.
2. Links open in a proprietary Station browser window.
This means if I want to take any action on that page/info, which requires an extension (i.e. clipping to Evernote), I have to re-open the url in my primary browser. This doesn't happen in all apps with all links, but it is frequent enough to be an annoyance. I can usually resolve it with a right-click + "Open link in default browser", but that doesn't work on buttons or images.
3. We cannot add any app that we like.
This is where Rambox earns its spot toward the top of this space. With Station we have to make a request and wait and hope that enough other people use/have requested the same app. Not a big deal, but I sure would love to have Milanote in Station with the rest of my frequently opened pages. :-)
Well done @al3xstrat! Appreciate this awesome tool!Just S has used this product for one week.
Excellent collection of 'apps' and smart freezing of unused apps.
Multiple windows for apps allow usage like web browser.Cons:
UI not as customizable as I would like.
Switching apps activates the info pane for that app, obscures window.
Station is a great app that let me offload several accounts that I used for school work and group projects (why does everyone use a different communication platform??). So far battery impact has been minimal, compared to what I experienced with Franz, and it offloads apps/accounts you haven't used recently to save energy. While mostly is just a web wrapper, it's an excellent application that lets you have 'permanent' web windows open to a wide range of accounts.John has used this product for one week.
Clean, great supportCons:
Doesn't yet support password manager, or Chrome apps like Grammarly
I've used Station for a few months now, apart from a break of a few weeks when I changed company. After a couple of weeks without it, I had to contact the team to get access again because I fell into the Infinite Chrome Tab problem, which Station fixes.
It's great to keep you productive, keeping all of your work apps in one place, and well organised too. Need a Google Sheet, find it in a tab under Drive. Need ProdPad or Hotjar? Just click the logo and you're back in. Need to focus? Just turn off notifications. Need a new app added? Just ask the guys and they'll add it to their backlog.Steve Farrugia has used this product for one year.
It's really convient to have everything in one place, with a great UX :)Cons:
I'd like to have extensions from Chrome for Gmail, Hubspot and other apps.
I have tried Franz and other sorts of unified workapp.
Station is definitely one that makes a difference !
I'm not sure it will be a reflex to open Station instead of Chrome/Firefox/Safari to find quick info ! The future will tell us :)Guillaume Laporte has used this product for one month.
Nice UI, has similar services to Franz and adds a lot of cool different services on top of that, love the open up to new windowCons:
Hate the sidebar that gets in the way when switching between services
Lacks some services that Franz/Rambox have, such as Facebook Messenger
Seen it and Product Hunt and immediately replaced Franz for me, love the UI and the easiness of use, I have some nitpicks against it, but otherwise it is very nice.Marcelo Risoli has used this product for one day.
Good performances, great view.Cons:
Improve the sidebar and the rollover of a service
Some details about UX are annoying. Like for Slack, the icon is always the same (so you'"re not taking advantage of the slack customizable icon) and as the navbar is also on the left, when I change slack I have to put my mouse in the center of the screen before seeing what's new in my slack. The preferences panel is just BOooOoOoOoOooring.Fabien Cazals has used this product for one week.
Unified search and the ability to access multiple Google accounts without having to sign-out/sign back in is a godsend.Cons:
So far a few apps are missing but, an outstanding 1st iteration.
My desire to have imessage, google hangouts, facebook messenger and slack all in one dashboard is almost a reality. 1/2 way there. As someone who regularly bounces between wunderlist, evernote, google apps (the whole suite) and the web — this is like OneTab on steroids.monirom has used this product for one day.
Smart tab/app management, clean UICons:
Not perfectly stable, not a good fit for administrative uses
I would suggest it only to those who are the ultimate beneficiaries of the informations shown in the different apps.
Anybody building a system or needing any kind of parallel work/reference available is not going to find this a good fit, e.g. Salesforce admins, GTM users.
I use it for everything that doesn't have to keep multiple windows/pop-ups open. The small windows opening are not yet stable so it can be problematic on LinkedIn and other platforms.Fabrizio Bianchi has used this product for one month.
When it works, it works really well keeping you focused on one thing at a time, while keeping all your other apps accessible.Cons:
A lot of basic things seem to break... and to boot there is apparently a great wall between be and their support.
I'll continue to use it because when it works... it's really good! I'm more focused, less distracted, and overall can get to all the services I depend on. I'm a designer and front-end web dev so having everything from dribbble to github in one app is dope!
But when it doesn't work.. and you can't get a response in the in-app chatbox, and their support page has no help... you wonder just how long you're gona be able to hold out for updates.
I seriously hope I'm one of a few and they get the bugs worked out, because it's got a lot of potential! :)Anthony Gibson has used this product for one week.
The app is fast, save-state works well, and has tons of integrations.Cons:
Ugly logo, notifications cannot be muted permanently.
I absolutely love Station. Been using it for roughly a month now. I use Slack, DaPulse, Feedly, Chartbeat, WhatsApp, Telegram, G. Analytics, FBM, Buffer, Quickbooks, and Discord with it. Needless to say, it's saved me some tab and dock headaches.
If they made the icon less ugly and added the ability to mute notifications permanently I'd give it a 5/5.Luqven has used this product for one month.