Skype releases a new communications app “Wire” – a free Download

 

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Skype, one of the top communication apps in the world has a new app called “Wire”. It is out now for iOS, Android and Mac OS X. Skype co-founder, Janus Friis says “The app itself is the reimagining of how a communications tool like Skype should operate had it been built today”. Much of that, in Wire’s case, means under-the-hood improvements that users don’t necessarily see, such as advancements in media processing, audio technology, file compression and delivery, and more.

Skype was launched more than a decade ago. A lot has changed since then – we are all used to free calls and texting, and we have taken to carrying our computers in our pockets,” said Friis in a statement about Wire’s launch. “It is time to create the best possible communication tools, as beautiful as they are useful,” he says. “Wire is just that.”

“Wire” today is not a Skype replacement, however. Well, at least not yet. The service, which works as both a mobile and desktop app, allows users to share text, pictures, GIFs, HD audio and other rich media, including content from SoundCloud and YouTube. But it currently lacks video support for either real-time video chat or asynchronous recordings, though it plans to add this and other features later on, including HTML5 support (soon) and later premium features users may pay for.

What’s most impressive about the app for a non-technical user is Wire’s elegant design, which will appeal more to younger users who grew up with smartphones in their pockets. They’re likely used to gestures like swiping and pulling down on screens to access menus – movements that the mobile app utilizes for things like moving back and forth between chats at the contacts list, for example, or accessing a search box at the top of the screen. The app is smart in subtle ways, too. For instance, as you use the app to chat, it reorganizes your contact list putting those you’re most likely trying to reach up at the top.

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