Franz Alternatives

The most popular alternative is Rambox, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Franz so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Franz alternatives are Ferdi (Free, Open Source), Miranda IM (Free, Open Source), Empathy (Free, Open Source) and Ripcord (Free Personal).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Nov 26, 2020

  • Free, open source and cross platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Franz.
    • Freemium • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    sy
    Very similar concept. Rambox is also open-source and supports more applications.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    ed
    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.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    michalciania507856
    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.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • Hard-fork of Franz, adding awesome features and removing unwanted ones.Ferdi-specific Features
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Franz.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    Gu
    I searched for a free alternative to Franz, and Ferdi is the free open source fork of Franz project! Nothing to add...

    Positive comment • 9 months ago

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    ba
    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.

    Positive comment • 6 months ago

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    Gu
    open source version - it's got all the features of the original, and more.

    Positive comment • 7 months ago

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  • Miranda IM is the smaller, faster, easier instant messenger with support for multiple protocols.
    This alternative is disputed. It's still a legit alternative but it might have some issues that some users think is important.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    Gu
    Franz is a work browser. Miranda is an instant messenger. Not at all the same.

    Negative comment • 6 months ago

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  • Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols.

    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
  • 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.
  • 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...
    Most users think this is great alternative to Franz.
    • Freemium
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • HP webOS
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    Gu
    Does not support the same range of messengers

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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  • Dialog Messenger is a customized self-hosted platform usable across multi operation systems simultaneously. dialog provides SDK tools for client interface as well as for server.
    • Free Personal
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    Gu
    Franz is an all-in-one chat client for multiple chat protocols/services. Dialog is yet another chat service, and offers its own chat protocol

    Negative comment • 15 days ago

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  • Caprine is an unofficial and privacy focused Facebook Messenger app with many useful features.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Gu
    Caprine is a client only for Facebook Messenger

    Negative comment • 8 months ago

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  • What does it do:* Send/receive chat messages* Create/change conversations (rename, add people)* Leave/delete conversation* Notifications
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Hangouts
    Gu
    YakYak is a client only for Google Hangouts

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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  • Free, Open Source and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Re
    This is the tracker-free version of Rambox which is the best alternative for Franz

    Positive comment • 9 months ago

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