Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
First release: 2017 (?)
Franz – a free and open-source messaging app for services like WhatsApp, Slack, Messenger and many more. It combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts,GroupMe, Skype and many more.
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.
Franz 5 offers built in service synchronization.
The extensive plugin architecture of Franz 5 allows you add and create unlimited services to adapt Franz a 100% to your your needs – not the other way around.
Franz 5 is open-source licensed under the Apache-2.0 License.
The project developer is Stefan Malzner.