Wired Client
Wired Client
2.1.1

5.0

Wired Client free download for Mac

Wired Client

2.1.1
01 April 2014

Encrypted BBS style client for chat, messaging, and transfers.

Overview

Wired Client is an open, modern and free version of the BBS-style client/server system, providing chat, messaging and file transfers. Wired Client is a native Mac OS X client written using Apple's Cocoa. It features full support and compatibility with the Wired protocol and the Wired server, with an interface that is as ingenious as it is easy to use.

Features
  • Cocoa-Based Wired Client is a native Cocoa application that is perfectly integrated to your favorite operating system. It offers a clean user interface and takes advantage of latests Apple software technologies.
  • Open Standards Wired is built using open standards, and is an open standard itself. The protocol specification and the source code are open for all to see, allowing developers to create their own versions, ports or improvements.
  • Multi-connections With Wired Client you can get connected to several servers simultaneously using a friendly user interface. Events and notifications take care of inform you about what is going on.
  • Strong Encryption Wired uses the TLS protocol for encrypted transport, supporting the use of a wide range of strong encryption ciphers. For example, Wired can use the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher.
  • Powerful Chats Wired Client provides public and private chats users can join. Chats run with commands support, media inclusion and advanced customization abilities built-in.
  • Messages Wired Client gives you the ability to send private and broadcast messages to users. A very simple but effective way to communicate safely with your friends. As powerful as chat, but in user-to-user mode.
  • Share Files Wired Client comes with file transfers support inside. You can browse, manage, upload, download files on Wired servers, while benefiting from a secure connection.
  • Boards Boards are to Wired what forums are to the World Wide Web. A place where every user can post and reply to topics.
  • Administrate Wired Client is the way to administrate your Wired Server remotely. It provides a secure access for admins to setup server configuration and parameters.

What's new in Wired Client

Version 2.1.1:
  • Fix text resizing in user list when using small icons style
  • Fix built-in theme customization
  • Fix timestamp margin in the vintage template
  • Fix a bug where nick was missing (Table Cell View instead) in private chats user list
  • Re-add many missing translations resources

20 Wired Client Reviews

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Fransik
11 July 2006

Most helpful

Great tool. And I do appreciate the French localisation much (English, French, German and Japanese are available). The only things I would miss here, a way to access to the server log from the client, as well as indexing/ restarting the Wired-Server (Administrator only, of course). Anyway, this is definitively perfect for my purpose: exchange project-related files & messages with colleagues/ other freelancers overseas and while I am on the road (For example, you can hardly send a 150MB file per eMail that easily, and you do save time not having to explain anyone how to...) Many thanks Zanka Software, again, keep up the good job :-)
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Version 1.3.1
Ginger Bread
05 December 2018
Wired 2 is under active Development. Try V2.4-352 from here:
https://github.com/nark/WiredClient/releases
Server too:
https://github.com/nark/WiredServer/releases

There are a lot of improvements. Dark Mode, APFS Support and so on. Wired 2 is alive. :)
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Version 2.1.1
2 answer(s)
mikeclymer
mikeclymer
05 December 2018
Man I am glad to hear that....... I have been running a Wired Server for many years and I am glad to here you are updating it now........... I just downloaded the Server and the Client you updated and see how it goes.......... This is a great Application and there is nothing out there like it for the Mac. Congrats........... If I can be of any help just let me know.............
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Ginger Bread
Ginger Bread
06 December 2018
That´s not MY Application. Thank Nark. ;) It´s important that you use V2.4-352 and not V2.4-353. The 353 has a few config-save-bugs.

And you are right. There is NOTHING other Client/Server System for Mac at all.
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cerebrolazy
09 January 2016
Great!!! pls keep going on and let's grow the community!!!
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Version 2.1.1
Markoh
25 March 2014
Version 2.1.1 (310) is out
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Version 2.1
azur-vega
24 March 2014
good client , entirely written, works great
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Version 2.1
1 answer(s)
Jiannid
Jiannid
25 March 2014
Looks like version 2.1 works correctly only in Mavericks. Some Lion and M.Lion user,included my self, gets a major malfunction like: chat window show up nothing ! I went back to 2.0.3 (and I lost all the stored PMs) Of course I choosed to migrate my settings when the Wired update prompted me to move to 2.1 ;-)
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SickTeddyBear
30 October 2013
FYI, the repository for the old 1.x version is still there: http://zankasoftware.com/dist/ You can email Axel Andersson at: axel @ animanga.nu Also, you might want to read this retrospective look back at Hotline: http://www.macworld.com/article/2031816/hotline-revisited.html
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Version 2.0.3
1 answer(s)
-M-S-
-M-S-
11 February 2014
You can also download 1.3.4 (the last 1.x version) from the link near the top of this page (Download Older Version).
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Sascha-77
01 May 2013
Zankas website is already off. His tracker is running again. But we don´t know how long and if zanka decides to bring his website online again. But where to Download the Client and Server now? I wrote a Mail to zanka and ask him if I can host his Wired-Wiles on my Wired-Project-Page. If he send me an OK the Files will be shortly available here: http://wired.zapto.org I backuped all files he had on his page (for example the tracker-sources). Lets hope he says: Yes.
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Version 1.3.4
11 answer(s)
Sascha-77
Sascha-77
14 May 2013
Ok files are on.
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
21 June 2013
I still have the Wired Client beta version 2.0 (8182), but I can't connect to the Zapto tracker with it. With 1.3.4 it works fine. By the way: Are there any newer client versions? I'm asking because it seems that re:wired is developing at least a new server software, so I figured (or rather hoped) that there just might be a new client version in the works somewhere.
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
21 June 2013
Okay, I found client version 2.0.1 (269) on sourceforge, which seems to be pretty cool, but it won't connect to the zapto tracker either, only to the ReadWrite tracker.
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Sascha-77
Sascha-77
21 June 2013
re:wired is not compatible with 2.x. PERHAPS sometimes the author will include this compatability. But there is no Documentation for the 2.x Protocol which make it hard to code something. And because of the client ... he is writing a command-line-client (re:wire ... the equivalent to zankas wire-client ... only much better. Multi Connect for example). Its pretty cool. Get it here: https://github.com/docmeth02/re-wire.git Its possible that someday he wrotes his own client. But this is far away. His priority is the server and the bot and now the wire-commandline-client.
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
21 June 2013
Afaik ReadWrite's Wired 2.0.1 client has multiple connect as well. And it seems the R/W community is small, but healthy. They're also working on an iOS client, so I guess a lot is happening. It would just be nice, if all these protocols, servers, trackers could be made compatible.
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Sascha-77
Sascha-77
21 June 2013
read/write didn´t update his project since months. I think it´s dead. re:wired is under active development and updates are regulary. There is no client for iOS. The client which read-write presents at his page is not available for download.
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
21 June 2013
R/W latest client update was four days ago.
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Sascha-77
Sascha-77
21 June 2013
With multi-connect i mean the wire and not wired client. It´s a little difference. ;)
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
21 June 2013
Yes, R/W wire CLU also has multiconnect. Btw: just tried installing the python wired client by docmeth02… no luck, even though I have the latest Python and npyscreen.
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Sascha-77
Sascha-77
21 June 2013
His server works flawless here. Make sure to lokk at the readme-file. You need 2 additional python modules. Here is a snippet: Install prerequisites on OS X (tested on Lion and Mountain Lion): sudo easy_install M2Crypto dnspython Install prerequisites on debian based Linux distributions: sudo apt-get install python python-support python-m2crypto python-dnspython
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
21 June 2013
No, not the server, the *client*, the python thing… this one: https://github.com/docmeth02/re-wire
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Mac-lu
14 December 2010
Actually all webpages and the official Zankasoftware tracker are down. Since there has not been any development for months, I believe this software is dead! Or does anyone still have a working tracker?
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Version 1.3.4
5 answer(s)
Beamy
Beamy
25 June 2011
Zanka website is still working...
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-M-S-
-M-S-
24 April 2013
Looks like it's gone again...
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Mac-lu
Mac-lu
24 April 2013
I have a new link: http://www.read-write.fr/wired/
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-M-S-
-M-S-
24 April 2013
Yea, but the read-write dev isn't building quite the same thing. He took over 2.0 development (but even that seems to have stopped about 6 months), and 2.0 is not compatible with 1.x servers (and has a lot of other bugs).
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Sascha-77
Sascha-77
01 May 2013
Yeah the read-write dev is no real alternative. Look at my Post on the Top of the Page.
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Rasmusrg
23 September 2009
if i only had wired for iphone i wouldnt need a laptop.
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Version 1.3.4
Fransik
11 July 2006
Great tool. And I do appreciate the French localisation much (English, French, German and Japanese are available). The only things I would miss here, a way to access to the server log from the client, as well as indexing/ restarting the Wired-Server (Administrator only, of course). Anyway, this is definitively perfect for my purpose: exchange project-related files & messages with colleagues/ other freelancers overseas and while I am on the road (For example, you can hardly send a 150MB file per eMail that easily, and you do save time not having to explain anyone how to...) Many thanks Zanka Software, again, keep up the good job :-)
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Version 1.3.1
Martin-Marsian
18 June 2006
Well, this is simply the best, getting better with every release. Tightly integrated into OS X , with all the services you can get with it, since it is Cocoa (services like spellchecking, dictionary, etc. Well designed interface. I like it's focus on chat and communication. And now it is even localized! Try to get this with kdx. And - answering the last post? When did KDX get it's last update? I have long forgotten that. Haxial is charging you anyway for it. Wired is open source. Go figure…
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Version 1.3.1
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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