Franz's conceptual idea is very simple, putting together all the messaging services you do every day under one application, all to save resources and maintain the organization. Let's get to know Franz a little better:
Franz is still under development and has versions for the 3 major platforms, Windows, Linux and Mac. Basically it can concentrate the online versions of each of the services into tabs, making it possible to easily access them by switching between services. easily.
Supported services include: Slack, Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype, WeChat, HipChat, Hangouts, Grape and GroupMe.
According to the official website there are almost 30,000 users in less than a month of existence, they also report that they intend to release a version of the software bundled in .deb format, compatible with Debian, Ubuntu and its derivatives.
Currently the Linux version is a portable binary that works in any distribution, just download the package, extract and double click the file.
Franz can send notifications to your desktop as well, which aids in their integration, but small details still need to be fixed, such as the software icon that does not appear while it is open, forcing the system to use a generic icon ( at least from Ubuntu), an interesting feature would be an indicator cone, similar to what Telegram Desktop has in its Linux client. You can download Franz by clicking the button below:
I want to thank my friend and reader of the blog Ricardo for the indication, test and tell us what you think, being a recent software it seems to be working very well, especially if you disregard the details of the finish.
The always very helpful Linux community has come forward to correct this little impasse in the Franz icon, you can download a tutorial by our reader Cau Santa Vicca clicking here which teaches you how to create an icon manually for the program.
See you next time!
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