Franz

Franz 5.4.1

Franz is a free messaging app that combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype, and more.

Freeware
Windows/macOS/Linux
146 MB
18,120
4.3 26 votes
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Franz allows you to add each service many times. This makes Franz the perfect tool to manage multiple business and private accounts all at the same time. You could even use five different Facebook Messenger accounts at once, if some inexplicable reason urges you to do so.

How do you handle my personal messages & chats?

Franz does not read anything you type, send or receive. That's between you and your messenger service. His only interest is to successfully deliver your messages. No nosing – all hail postal secrecy!

What services are supported by Franz?

Franz supports a great variety of business and private messaging & chat services like Slack, WhatsApp,WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram,Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more.

Why build Franz

Being part of different communities often requires you to use different messaging platforms. You end up with lots of different apps and browser windows trying to stay on top of your messages and chats. Driven by that we built Franz, a one-step solution to the problem.

Why is Franz called Franz?

Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz... Easy to say, easy to pronounce and full of history. Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria had a rough time following the downfall of the Austrian Empire. Why not give someone with the presumably exceptional communication skills of an emperor a second chance?

What's New:

Features

  • Custom Websites: Added navigation bar for "Custom Website" service (f8fbaad)
  • Mac: Open Franz window with Cmd+1 (71831ec)
  • Todos: Allow Franz Todos to open links in browser (5ba6723)
  • Service API: Share team, url and hasCustomIcon with service (9f4f3e7)
  • App Start: Only load workspace related services (ad7fb84)

Bug Fixes

  • Services: Restore services after 10 minutes system suspension (7f11dff)
  • Workspaces: Allow scrolling in Workspaces drawer (5c1c0db)
  • Spell check: fix(Spell checker): Fix disable spell checker (@vantezzen) (691e0cf)
  • App: Fix "Paste And Match Style" (490a988)
  • macOS: Only show services in Touch Bar that should be visible (077ad22)
  • Service Proxies: Fix proxy setting rehydration (e2126a6)
  • Settings: Fix cache size calculation after clearing cache (a31566d)
  • Spell check: Fix spell checker to initialize without loaded dictionary (734732f)
  • Spell check: Fix "undefined" language in context menu (cc03883)
  • App: Fix Basic Auth overlay background in Dark Mode (027e50d)

General

  • App: Updated electron to 6.0.11 (34aab68)
  • Translations: Improved translations. A million thanks to the amazing community.

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