Wire: stunning Skype alternative

Wire is from the same people who brought us Skype before Microsoft bought the service. One of the prominent backers is Janus Friis who was also the co-founder of Skype. Wire has some innovative features that makes it a possible competitor to Skype though it’s in the market quite late.


  • Clean and simple interface
  • Text, voice, video support, including group conversations
  • Import Gmail contacts
  • Full functional web interface (unlike Skype at the time of writing)
  • Share text, pictures, GIFs, HD audio
  • SoundCloud and YouTube integration
  • Android, iOS and OS X clients, web app
  • End-to-end encryption for all voice calls (uses SRTP with DTLS), encryption to and from data centres for all its messages and media (uses TLS)

Webpage: Wire

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