Franz Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Franz for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Web and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Franz.

Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat and many more. You can download Franz for Mac, Windows & Linux. If you're looking for more info about Franz like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/17/2020 10:52:00 PM

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.

    • Doesn't have problems with notifications for whatsapp and google chat as Franz has javaorcaJun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's better, open-source, and cheaper. RemovedUserOct 2019 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar concept. Rambox is also open-source and supports more applications. syntaxFeb 2017 • 14 agrees and 3 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
    • Opensource app with large list of supported messenger types! MurzApr 2018 • 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 • 3 agrees and 2 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

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  • Station

    Station unifies all your web apps in one neat & productive interface Browsers aren't the most effective way to go about your work. We decided to start from scratch & build a whole new experience with: A Smart Dock to organize your workflow Unified Search to find anything quickly Notification Center to stay in control

    • 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
    • Had the services I wanted that Franz didn't, even with its recipes some apps were impossible to add. Guest • Dec 2019 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

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  • Ferdi

    Hard-fork of Franz, adding awesome features and removing unwanted ones.

    • Best free option for those coming from Franz! It has exactly the same interface, so there is no need to learn everything again, and offers all of Franz's premium features. batlopesJun 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • open source version - it's got all the features of the original, and more. Guest • May 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I searched for a free alternative to Franz, and Ferdi is the free open source fork of Franz project! Nothing to add... Guest • Feb 2020 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's the best, no restrictions, constantly updated, I loved it vstyler96Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Hassle free experience that works better than Franz. Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Same drill, better tip. All the pro's without the con's. CentaroMar 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • Miranda IM

    Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols. Designed from the ground-up to be resource efficient while still providing a rich feature set, Miranda includes support for AIM, Jabber, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo, Gadu-Gadu and more. Additionally, with the choice of hundreds of plugins, icons, sounds and other content.

    • Franz is a work browser. Miranda is an instant messenger. Not at all the same. Guest • Jun 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Empathy

    Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application. Empathy uses Telepathy for protocol support and has a user interface based on Gossip. Empathy is the default chat client in current versions of GNOME, making it easier for other GNOME applications to integrate collaboration functionality using Telepathy.

    • Discontinued
      Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Disa

    Unified Messaging is awesome! Disa is your new messaging hub. Conversations from different services can seamlessly be joined together, or disbanded within seconds. It's completely free to become a beta tester. Once you've signed up we'd love your feedback! - Plugin Driven - Disa ships with SMS/MMS support. Plugins can then be added along the way to provide additional services. You can visit our Google+ community to find download links for plugins.

    Free Open Source Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

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  • Dialog Messenger

    dialog app is built and designed for corporate communication on all types of mobile devices - tablet, mobile phones etc. All the information that is been transmitted via the mobile app syncs with the web interface, archived and easy to search - by the word, file name, or sender.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Self-Hosted Software as a Service (SaaS)

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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 popular mobile platforms. The widest selection of unique features that you won't find in any other IM client! No cost per message.

    • Does not support the same range of messengers Guest • Apr 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 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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  • YakYak

    What does it do: * Send/receive chat messages * Create/change conversations (rename, add people) * Leave/delete conversation * Notifications * Toggle notifications on/off * Drag-drop, copy-paste or attach-button for image upload.

    • YakYak is a client only for Google Hangouts Guest • Jan 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Hangouts

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  • Ripcord

    Ripcord is a desktop chat client for group-centric services like Slack and Discord. It provides a traditional compact desktop interface designed for power users. It's not built on top of web browser technology: it responds quickly to input, sips gently from computer resources, and gets out of your way. It does voice chat, too.

    Free Personal $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Discord Slack

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