Vast of Instant Messaging (IM) platforms are made available on the internet nowadays. It helps every user to easily exchange messages, multimedia or even real-time virtual interaction with each other through computers and other portable devices. These mode of communication are somewhat important for everyone in this modern society and this application plays a very essential and effective role in our daily living. Some of us are just busy interacting with people in such a way of bringing everyone closer, business matters, family, friends, and others.
Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Skype, Google Hangouts and Slack are just a few to mention of this platforms, it offers similar services but with quite different features. One has to sign up with these IM applications to start communicating and most of this services are being offered free. As of these days, people do have multiple accounts on different platforms, interacting with people from different sides for different matters. As for me, I have a Facebook account which allows me to chat with family and friends using the Facebook Messenger, I also have a Google Hangouts for other business matters, WeChat for the same thing and slack for workgroup communication.
The Standard way of using this platforms is to log on to every application (web-based or to its official software) which is quite a usual process. Luckily, some developers have developed applications that help to organize these IM platforms into one place. It allows every user to interact with everyone using different platforms in a single application easily and accessibly without navigating into other browser or window.
There are 3 Best applications that integrate most of the popular instant messaging (IM) platforms that allow you to manage them in a single window.
1. FRANZNamed after the former Emperor of Austria (Franz Joseph I), Franz is a free messaging app that combines chat and messaging services into one application. It currently supports 34 of the most known applications such as Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more. It has a very simple and user-friendly interface with no complex settings to configure.
Franz Franz offers One service, unlimited accounts. It allows you to add each service many times as you want. 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.
This software is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux for FREE.
2. RAMBOXIs a Free and Open Source messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one. Rambox gives you the possibility to add common services many times you need, all in one place. It's perfect for people who work with many services for business and private accounts.
Like Franz, Rambox is a very simple application with an ideal user interface, settings are simple but have more features than Franz. It currently supports 78 services including the most known platforms for Instant Messaging such as such as Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and Mail Providers such as Gmail, Outlook, Zoho mail, iCloud Mail, Yahoo Mail, Yandex Mail and many more! Rambox offers the new way of organizing messaging and email services and there's more to discover out of it.
Rambox is a cross-platform application available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.