Chocolatey Community Coffee Break

Join the Chocolatey Team on our regular monthly stream where we discuss all things Community, what we do, how you can get involved and answer your Chocolatey questions.

Learn More

Chocolatey Product Spotlight

Join the Chocolatey Team on our regular monthly stream where we put a spotlight on the most recent Chocolatey product releases. You'll have a chance to have your questions answered in a live Ask Me Anything format.

Learn More

Announcing Chocolatey Central Management 0.10.0

Livestream from
Thursday, 06 October 2022

We recently released our largest update to Chocolatey Central Management so far. Join Gary and Steph to find out more about Chocolatey Central Management and the new features and fixes we've added to this release.

Watch On-Demand
Chocolatey and Intune Overview

Webinar Replay from
Wednesday, 30 March 2022

At Chocolatey Software we strive for simple, and teaching others. Let us teach you just how simple it could be to keep your 3rd party applications updated across your devices, all with Intune!

Watch On-Demand
Chocolatey For Business. In Azure. In One Click.

Livestream from
Thursday, 9 June 2022

Join James and Josh to show you how you can get the Chocolatey For Business recommended infrastructure and workflow, created, in Azure, in around 20 minutes.

Watch On-Demand
The Future of Chocolatey CLI

Livestream from
Thursday, 04 August 2022

Join Paul and Gary to hear more about the plans for the Chocolatey CLI in the not so distant future. We'll talk about some cool new features, long term asks from Customers and Community and how you can get involved!

Watch On-Demand
Hacktoberfest Tuesdays 2022

Livestreams from
October 2022

For Hacktoberfest, Chocolatey ran a livestream every Tuesday! Re-watch Cory, James, Gary, and Rain as they share knowledge on how to contribute to open-source projects such as Chocolatey CLI.

Watch On-Demand
Chocolatey Product Spotlight: Chocolatey 1.2.0 and Chocolatey Licensed Extension 5.0.0

Livestream from
Thursday, 03 November 2022

Join Paul and Gary for this months Chocolatey product livestream where we look at the latest release of Chocolatey 1.2.0, Chocolatey Licensed Extension 5.0.0 and shine a spotlight on the new hook scripts functionality. This opens up so many possibilities for Chocolatey CLI users!

Watch On-Demand
Chocolatey Coding Livestream

Livestream from
Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Join Josh as he adds the ability to manage Chocolatey GUI config and features with the Chocolatey Ansible Collection.

Watch On-Demand
Introduction into Chocolatey with Veeam

Webinar from
Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Join Gary, Paul, and Maurice as they introduce and demonstrate how to use Chocolatey! Questions will be answered live in an Ask Me Anything format.

Watch On-Demand



Downloads of v 5.10.0:


Last Update:

03 Sep 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Stefan Malzner
  • Jonathan Burke


franz Slack HipChat Facebook Telegram WhatsApp WeChat Google Skype GroupMe ChatWork Gitter Discord Steam Grape MicrosoftTeams Tweetdeck

Franz (Portable)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

5.10.0 | Updated: 03 Sep 2023



Downloads of v 5.10.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Stefan Malzner
  • Jonathan Burke

Franz (Portable) 5.10.0

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Franz (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Franz (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Franz (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade franz -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade franz -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install franz
    name: franz
    version: '5.10.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'franz' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.10.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller franz
    Name     = "franz"
    Version  = "5.10.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'franz':
  ensure   => '5.10.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


Private CDN cached downloads available for licensed customers. Never experience 404 breakages again! Learn more...

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 04 Sep 2023.


He currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'franz'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = ''

  silentArgs    = '/S'
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

  softwareName  = 'franz*'
  checksum      = '6D1F98B0A5D06369E9EA71BA6B168E2BF7CACCB76A2771F3137125B4DDCAD44A'
  checksumType  = 'SHA256'

New-Item "$($toolsDir)\FranzSetup.exe.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'franz'
$softwareName = 'franz*'
$installerType = 'EXE' 

$silentArgs = '/S'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
$local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'

[array]$key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
                        -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
         | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "$softwareName" }

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    if ($installerType -eq 'MSI') {
      $silentArgs = "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs"

      $file = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Franz (Portable) 5.9.2 1204 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.9.1 252 Monday, April 4, 2022 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.9.0 50 Monday, April 4, 2022 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.9.0-beta3 48 Friday, April 1, 2022 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.9.0-beta2 48 Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.9.0-beta1 49 Monday, March 21, 2022 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.8.0 435 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.8.0-beta1 62 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.7.0 1379 Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.6.1 848 Sunday, March 7, 2021 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.5.0 2012 Thursday, April 30, 2020 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.5.0-beta4 137 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.5.0-beta3 134 Sunday, April 19, 2020 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.5.0-beta2 173 Thursday, April 9, 2020 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.5.0-beta1 143 Thursday, March 26, 2020 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.4.1 1534 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.3.3 747 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.3.2 312 Friday, September 13, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.3.1 382 Saturday, September 7, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.3.0 159 Friday, September 6, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.2.1 167 Friday, September 6, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.2.1-beta1 191 Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.2.0 744 Friday, July 19, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.2.0-beta4 171 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.2.0-beta3 167 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.2.0-beta2 182 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.2.0-beta1 139 Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.1.0 915 Thursday, April 25, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.1.0-beta1 181 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.0.1 464 Monday, March 25, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.0.1-beta1 207 Monday, March 18, 2019 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0 579 Friday, February 15, 2019 Approved
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta24 278 Sunday, February 3, 2019 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta23 186 Friday, February 1, 2019 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta22 346 Thursday, December 13, 2018 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta21 187 Thursday, December 13, 2018 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta20 222 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta19-2 205 Monday, December 3, 2018 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta19 178 Monday, December 3, 2018 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta18 660 Thursday, April 5, 2018 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta17 341 Saturday, March 24, 2018 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta16 347 Friday, February 23, 2018 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta14 451 Monday, November 27, 2017 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta13 406 Monday, November 6, 2017 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta12 310 Monday, November 6, 2017 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 5.0.0-beta11 337 Thursday, November 2, 2017 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 4.0.4-beta 914 Friday, September 9, 2016 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 3.1.1-beta 443 Sunday, July 31, 2016 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 3.1.0-beta 351 Thursday, June 23, 2016 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 3.0.2-beta 414 Monday, June 20, 2016 Exempted
Franz (Portable) 3.0.1-beta 363 Thursday, June 16, 2016 Exempted
Franz (Install) 3.0-beta 361 Friday, June 10, 2016 Exempted
Franz (Install) 0.9.10-beta 412 Friday, April 22, 2016 Exempted

This package has no dependencies.

Discussion for the Franz (Portable) Package

Ground Rules:

  • This discussion is only about Franz (Portable) and the Franz (Portable) package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the Google Group.
  • This discussion will carry over multiple versions. If you have a comment about a particular version, please note that in your comments.
  • The maintainers of this Chocolatey Package will be notified about new comments that are posted to this Disqus thread, however, it is NOT a guarantee that you will get a response. If you do not hear back from the maintainers after posting a message below, please follow up by using the link on the left side of this page or follow this link to contact maintainers. If you still hear nothing back, please follow the package triage process.
  • Tell us what you love about the package or Franz (Portable), or tell us what needs improvement.
  • Share your experiences with the package, or extra configuration or gotchas that you've found.
  • If you use a url, the comment will be flagged for moderation until you've been whitelisted. Disqus moderated comments are approved on a weekly schedule if not sooner. It could take between 1-5 days for your comment to show up.
comments powered by Disqus