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The most secure collaboration platform

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Avg rating of 3.9 (23)| 27 comments
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Wire – The most secure collaboration platform.
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Wire Features

  1.  End-to-End EncryptionWire has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
  2.  VoiP CallsWire allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
  3.  Screen SharingYou can use Wire to share your screen with your colleages or friends.
  4.  Privacy focusedWire is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  5.  Multiple Account supportWire support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login

Wire information

  • Developed byWire Swiss GmbH
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free Personal product.
  • PricingSubscription
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.9 (23 ratings)
  • Alternatives259 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Slovene
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian

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Our users have written 27 comments and reviews about Wire, and it has gotten 278 likes

Wire was added to AlternativeTo by Danilo_Venom on and this page was last updated .

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cycroenerugi
  
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Wire released its server code!

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balupton
  
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Wire had a rough start. A very confusing interface and their cross-platform solution plagued with bugs and missing messages.

That said, for the last two years, Wire has stabilised to become my primary messenger. With full end-to-end encryption builtin, server and client completely open-source, and vast cross-platform support, it has everything one needs now to be their primary driver. All of my social network now uses it.

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zinu
  
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Many employees working on Wire have previously worked on Skype, and Skype's co-founder Janus Friis is backing the project. Wire appears to be trying to restore the privacy features that were removed from Skype when Microsoft acquired the company. Wire's instant messages are encrypted with Proteus (which is based on the Signal protocol.)

Key issues:

  • From the time of product launch, Wire's encryption has been poorly implemented
  • An audit has uncovered some serious security flaws
  • Wire's promotional information has been somewhat deceptive and misleading

The developer has addressed many complaints in a constructive manner, but various problems remain — for example WIRE SERVERS PERMANENTLY RETAIN A LIST OF ALL CONTACTS EVER MADE (which could be abused or stolen by hackers.) Wire has the potential to be a good product, but Signal is currently regarded as superior by security experts, and decentralized systems like Tox or Ricochet with forward security might be preferred.

Another similar product in development: Matrix (protocol)

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KillPriusDrivers

No link to audit because?

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amiiazi
  
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Lightweight, platform is user-friendly.

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schmebi
  
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It has a nice clean design and offers an end to end encryption for everything. The better version of Signal in my opinion.

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Guest
  
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I want to know if you can free international calls?

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Reka
  
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Multi platform, easy to use, most secure. I love this app.

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Tags

  • Group Chat
  • Anonymity
  • Security & Privacy
  • Encryption
  • private-messages
  • Privacy Protection
  • secure-messaging
  • video-chat-encrypted
  • File Encryption
  • Smartphone Messaging
  • private-file-sharing
  • Photo Sharing
  • encrypted-file-sharing
  • group-call

Wire platform details

Android

4.2 minimum

iPhone

iOS 8 minimum

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