Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Wire is a desktop and mobile app that lets you share pictures, links, music and videos while messaging with friends privately or in a group.
Wire is a group messaging application that allows users to share text, photos, videos and links in a simply-designed platform that syncs across desktops, tablets and mobile platforms. The app is currently available for iOS, Android, and OS X, and its a useful tool for casual communication on each of those platforms. The app is similar to services like GChat or Facebook messaging, but it has the advantage of being free from the design constraints that come with those services being housed in a larger website and company. Wire was built for the specific purpose of group communication, and its intuitive use reflects that careful design.
While comparable apps such as the aforementioned Gchat are often buggy or have unnecessary steps to click on and view links or images, Wire integrates a combination of communicative methods much more easily. Images, text and links appear in a scrollable format, making conversations much more fluid and understandable. Wire also syncs with apps like YouTube and Soundcloud, so links to songs and videos on those platforms do not mess up the flow of the group feed. There’s also a voice element which is much easier to use and in much higher audio quality than similar apps like Voxer. Wire doesn’t offer a service much different than the aforementioned apps like Gchat, Messenger or Voxer, but it is definitely better designed than any of those applications. It’s a useful service for all types of private and group messaging.