Wired Client
Wired Client
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Wired Client2.5

24 April 2020

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 2.5:
  • Fix dark/light theme live switch
  • Disable manual theme selection in Preferences
  • Disable manual theme selection in Bookmarks
  • Remove /youtube command
  • Fix RSA public key size up to 2048 bits
  • Update OpenSSL cipher
  • Add SHA256/SHA512 support
  • Fix internal error at launch (Sparkle related)
  • Migrate from old version without error
  • Fix auto-update with Sparkle
  • Sign app with Developer ID

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How would you rate Wired Client app?

20 Reviews of Wired Client

4.75
Fransik
11 July 2006
Version: 1.3.1

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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5
Ginger Bread
05 December 2018
Version: 2.1.1
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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5
cerebrolazy
09 January 2016
Version: 2.1.1
Great!!! pls keep going on and let's grow the community!!!
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Markoh
25 March 2014
Version: 2.1
Version 2.1.1 (310) is out
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5
azur-vega
24 March 2014
Version: 2.1
good client , entirely written, works great
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SickTeddyBear
30 October 2013
Version: 2.0.3
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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Sascha-77
01 May 2013
Version: 1.3.4
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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Mac-lu
14 December 2010
Version: 1.3.4
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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5
Rasmusrg
23 September 2009
Version: 1.3.4
if i only had wired for iphone i wouldnt need a laptop.
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4.75
Fransik
11 July 2006
Version: 1.3.1
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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5
Martin-Marsian
18 June 2006
Version: 1.3.1
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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4.5
Applecrypt-Mods
07 January 2006
Version: 1.2.6
wow this is really great s/w and opensource too!! Missing some features compared to kdx.. esp for admins! But i'm looking forward to newer releases! :)
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5
Inkinfection
05 October 2004
Version: 1.2.6
Absolutely lovely protocol creation. Very fast and secure transfers are a real plus. This is very useful for storing backups.
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Anonymous
26 September 2004
Version: 1.2.6
Wired is open-source, so nothing prevents someone to make a Windows client. I just think that Morris won't do it. Just do it yourself.
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Anonymous
06 September 2004
Version: 1.2.6
In response to the opinion that a windows version will ruin the communities, I have two things to say about that. One, if some board operators feel this way, release the Wired clients with OS tagging and a toggle in the server software to allow or disallow clients running on Windows. End of problem. Two, if I'm running a server and I want all the people I know to be able to use it, I have to be able to offer connection from at least Mac and Windows, if not Linux and BSD as well.
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5
Specialkittygrrl
05 September 2004
Version: 1.2.6
great app I really enjoy it keep up the good work =)
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4.75
Garvin
05 September 2004
Version: 1.2.6
verry good work. better than carracho or kdx
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Anonymous
23 August 2004
Version: 1.2.4
One word of advice, even if people ask for a windows version, don't make it. The only reason carracho has still the best community eventhough it is buggy is that is is mac only. Windows versions killed hotline in the past, and are killing KDX softly. Mac is the only way to go. It is an open, friendly, helpful mentality thing windows users seem to lack.
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Anonymous
14 August 2004
Version: 1.2.4
NICE community, sweet place to stay
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4.75
Anonymous
08 August 2004
Version: 1.2.2
Very cool. It's clean and solid. Two things that would be nice for wider use though: 1. Windows Client 2. Isolated user file folders
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4.75
Anonymous
02 July 2004
Version: 1.1
I'm just going to write a small review here: If you take the good features of KDX, Hotline, Carracho, plus a little from IRC, and add a great interface and a friendly forum, you get Wired.
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