Alternatives to Franz for all platforms with any license

  • Rambox

    Free, open source and cross platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.

    • It's better, open-source, and cheaper. NomisIV11 days ago • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar concept. Rambox is also open-source and supports more applications. syntaxFeb 2017 • 13 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Opensource app with large list of supported messenger types! MurzApr 2018 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Rambox has similar concept like Franz and has more services than Franz which makes it extremely cool. However, Rambox is still too raw - it forgets your configuration when you try to restore from backup and when you have more than 25 services then you just do not see more than 25 and navigating between them is uncomfortable. edmundlaugassonJul 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar to Franz. Same base (Electron) and same concept (multi tabbed window with separate sessions). But Rambox is very immature and raw in design UI details, notification, user experience, so now I prefer to stay at Franz. michalcianiaSep 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar plus it's opensource Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Similar to Franz but badge notifications are quite confusing. Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Station

    Station is the first smart workstation for busy people. A single place for all of your web-applications. .

    • Beautiful design and more easy to configure, right. A lot of apps, right. But, no languages support (only english) and really not consume less ram. On my test : 4 services connected on both (Franz and Station), Station takes about 2,1 Go of Ram ! Franz consume 700 mo. In comparision, I have also 30 opened tabs in Chrome and it consume about 1 Go of my Ram. Guest • Apr 2019 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easier than franz to use, configure and consume less ram from computer! Guest • Mar 2019 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 400+ apps. Very modern design. It has also a notifications manager. Guest • Aug 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • YakYak

    What does it do: * Send/receive chat messages * Create/change conversations (rename, add people) * Leave/delete conversation * Notifications * ...

    • YakYak is a client only for Google Hangouts Guest • Jan 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Hangouts

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  • IM+

    Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL...

    • Does not support the same range of messengers Guest • Apr 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Web Windows Mobile Android iPhone Java Mobile ... S60 HP webOS Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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  • Kopete

    Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is designed to be a flexible and extensible...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Caprine

    Caprine is an unofficial and privacy focused Facebook Messenger app with many useful features.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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