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Used by over 480 million users in over 231 countries worldwide!
Ranked top at the app stores in 52 countries, including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Macau, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Israel, UAE, and more!
LINE is a revolutionary communication app that enables you to enjoy free messages and voice calls anytime, anywhere!
◆ Free Calls, Whenever, Wherever
Enjoy free crystal-clear voice calls &
razor-sharp video calls 24 hours a day!
◆ Send large files
Send photos, videos, and other files of up to 1GB quickly and easily!
◆ Link Your PC & Smartphone
On the move with the smartphone app,
or from your desk with the PC version,
chatting is easy wherever you are.
To use the MAC App Store version of LINE,
please register your email address from the smartphone LINE app.
What's New in Version 3.7.0
- Photo/Video/Audio File Transfer Feature Added.
- The reason that friends appear in your Recommended Friends list is now displayed.
- Minor bug fixes and other small improvements.
Not as good as the iPhone version
I have been using LINE on the iPhone for 10 months and my Mac Airbook for 9 months. Love the LINE iOS app but the desktop version is flawed. My biggest gripes are:
Keyboard Shortcuts either work very slowly or don’t work at all: I use the keyboard shortcuts feature in Apple iOS and Mac OS to save keystrokes when typing IM messages. Works great in LINE iOS but is flawed in the desktop version. When I type in a shortcut abbreviation, it is substituted immediately on LINE iOS (e.g. “ilu" turns into "I love you”) but on the desktop, you might have to wait 3-4 seconds, and half the time it doesn’t work all. This is a problem with LINE desktop as shortcuts work just fine in other apps on my Airbook.
Cannot Delete or Hide Contacts: You cannot delete a contact in LINE, either in the iOS app or the desktop app, but at least in the iOS app you can “hide” contacts. Not so in the desktop. It doesn’t even recognize that you have hidden the contact in the iOS app. Who wants to be constantly confronted with a list of their old girlfriend/boyfriends everytime they use LINE?
Take/Send Photo: Cannot take photo or send photo from “Pictures” within the LINE app on desktop. You can send files from within LINE, but you cannot take and send a photo directly, nor can you directly access and send photos from iPhoto library or photostream. So why not?
I keep waiting for some of these issues to be addressed but in 9 months, nothing.
Decent, but missing some features
The app looks good and has the core features in it. The issues that it still has are the notification count still being shown as “N” in the dock, instead of the actual number of unread messages, and the lack of integration with Notification Center. If those could be included, it would be a perfect app!
I have been using Line now for about a year and 4 times my friends list and group has magically been deleted. There is no way to physically contact the company to try to get them to fix my account. I use line on my iphone and mac and the friends list will get deleted from both devices.