At present time, most of us own lots of social accounts and emails to keep in contact with our friends, family, clients and so on. Accessing all those accounts in different applications or browser tabs is tedious tasks. In this article, I will teach you how to manage multiple accounts with Franz which lets you manage 30+ services for free.
What is Franz?
Franz basically gives you tabs for each of your messaging apps and supports multiple accounts on each client i.e you can open multiple accounts of same messaging services without any issues. In other words, Franz is a free desktop messaging app that groups together a bunch of popular chat and messaging services in one window. It’s just like a web browser. 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 much more.
Franz assures its user that Franz does not read anything they type, send or receive. That’s just between the user and the service provider. Its primary purpose is to successfully deliver the users messages.
List of Supported Services
The best thing about Franz which it differs from the browser is that it allows you to add each service many times. This makes Franz a perfect tool to manage all your accounts at the same time.
Below is the list of services currently supported by Franz. The developer teams plan to add even more services and features in the future.
- Google Hangouts
- Rocket Chat
- Inbox by Google
- Yahoo Messenger
Franz is available for Mac, Linux, and Windows. Download Franz to get started. Go to Franz Offical Site and download the Franz according to your OS and system architecture (32 bit or 64 bit).
How to Add Services in Franz?
Managing different services from Franz can be easily done. When you launch the application after installation, you will see a window similar to the one shown below:
Click on any one of the services which you want to add. Enter a name as you desire and click on Add. For demonstration purpose, I am going to add a Gmail account.
Once you add Gmail or any other services, a new tab of that service is created at the top. Click on that tab. Now you have to fill up your credentials and you’re done.
You can add other services in this way and manage your account easily. Even account of same services can be added as many times as you want.
Franz supports 30+ services and is one of the best ways to efficiently manage your multiple accounts in one place. Franz is also available for the different platform. I feel the UI is very simple and can be improved a lot. In the future, I hope that they might add some more features like to change the theme, sync across different OS, password protection at Franz startup and much more.
I hope you know now how to manage multiple accounts in one window. Share us your opinions with us through the comments below.