What do you like best?
1) Variety of "integrations": in my case, I've not missed any app/service integration. Everything I use in my work/personal workflows is available in Station
2) Performance: it's really notable how memory usage varies significantly between, for instance, Chrome with a bunch of tabs and Station. I still need to validate in "worst-case scenarios" in Station where I'd have several tabs for several apps (e.g. Google docs), but so far it's been better on Station
3) Ease of use: adding apps is really a straightforward process. Removing them not so much but it's still a fairly simple process. I've not played much with more than 2 accounts for the same app so need to check that too
What do you dislike?
- Not exactly dislike, but multiple account managing could be easier, as so could be some admin stuff, like resetting Station to a fresh install (the current process is really easy, but maybe not for all types of users).
- One minor annoyance is that with Okta, I get a: "Important: 5 of your apps require the Okta browser plugin" message and cannot really do anything about it as trying to install the plugin does nothing.
- Another very minor thing has to do with maximizing the Station window using the Option key (Mac); it always makes it full-screen, as opposed to expanding to fit within the screen real state
Recommendations to others considering the product
Try Franz, it's what I used before Station, and compare it to Station. Find ways to measure the performance of each but also the performance of your computer when NOT using either app. See how each "feels" in your workflow (personal and work-related)
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
1) Navigation: too many tabs, too many apps, too many desktops, apps to manage the arrangement of windows...
2) Performance: memory usage, above all
3) Consolidated Workflow (Work & Personal): especially with email, chat/video call apps