Franz Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Franz for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small Rambox iconRambox, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Franz and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Franz are Small Ferdi iconFerdi (Free, Open Source), Small Miranda IM iconMiranda IM (Free, Open Source), Small Dialog Messenger iconDialog Messenger (Free Personal) and Small Ripcord iconRipcord (Free Personal).

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: 6/30/2020 3:48:00 PM

Alternatives to Franz for Windows 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 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees 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

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Ferdi

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

    • 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 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • open source version - it's got all the features of the original, and more. Guest • May 2020 • 2 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 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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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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  • 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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  • Caprine

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

    • Caprine is a client only for Facebook Messenger Guest • Apr 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source 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 * 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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  • Web2Desk

    Web2Desk is a tool to convert your favorite websites to Desktop app in just one click. Regardless of Platform( OSX, Linux, Windows) we got it covered and it's Free! Imagine having dozens of tabs opened on browser and the hassle it takes to navigate between those apps. It feels more convenient for plenty of users to have a Desktop apps for their favourite website(Product Hunt, Quora..) or urls (,..). Web2Desk helps you do just that. That too in one click and for FREE.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Wavebox

    Google Inbox, Gmail, Outlook, Office 365, Slack, Trello & any Web link right at your fingertips Wavebox adds loads of features that mail on the web misses making your mail feel right at home on your computer. It's easy to use, fast and has all the features you're already enjoying on the web. - Support for Gmail & Google Inbox : Wavebox supports all types of Google accounts. All you need to do is pick which type of account you want to add and sign in.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Hamsket

    Hamsket is a fork of Rambox that was started when Rambox moved from being totally free to a "freemium" model. Nightly build artifacts are available in Windows (Win64), Mac (DMG / App), and Linux (AppImage64 / RPM64 / DEB64 / Tarball64) packaging flavors.

    • This is the tracker-free version of Rambox which is the best alternative for Franz RemovedUserMar 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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