Station Reviews

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Station is a good app. Similar to alternatives Franz and Rambox - all of them are basically beefed up, specialized Electron-based browsers.

So the upside is a great cross-platform "browsing" (web viewing) experience (Electron is based off Chromium), the downside is memory and CPU consumption.

Compared to its alternatives, Station aims to be more than just a unified chat app, and has a few extra features such as 'apps' (the currently underutilized option to add special functionality to each site), subpages and separately toggled notifications for each app.

It's a great next step in the evolution of the Web - since webpages turned into web apps that need to be open all the time just like regular desktop apps, web browsers fell behind with functionality. They are trying to keep up (e.g. container tabs coming in Firefox or we already have pinned tabs), but they are still primarily tailored for browsing and not work, despite the fact that many people primarily do their work inside web apps.

Station lets you focus on the work part and keep the web browser for actually finding and viewing new content. No more opening-closing-checking-reloading-forgetting etc.

At the moment of this writing, Station is a new startup that recently got funded to develop into a more mature app. The company is still in its infancy, the app is free (but not open-source) and the exact way of its future monetization is unknown. Hopefully it will become a successful product with a nice community that both individuals and businesses will happily use.

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A good (and free) alternative to Shift, however it was difficult to trade using the application at the expense of horrible performance, hundreds of JS error threads and a staggering 850MB in ram at fresh start. The application is a customization of BrowserX and although the interface is nice and polished, you still feel you are using a browser and not an actual app.

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Think this program is either a mining app disguised as a chat app or some malware disguised as a chat app - Even after I have stopped the program it keeps opening up background processes that each use ~30% CPU power and it'll open up new ones until CPU is maxed out.

[Edited by MrLagzy, March 19]

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Please be carefull with this program. My bitdefender reported this as Ransomware and removed it from my computer.

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