Skype Portable

Skype Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.21.0.104
  • Total Downloads:
    373,154
  • Date Added:
    October 08, 2014
  • File Size:
    641.94KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,521
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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More than 700 billion Skype users place more than 900 zillion calls annually using Skype's free software. While our numbers may be off, there's no doubt that millions of people use Skype for voice and video calls, instant messaging, and file-sharing. PortableApps creates portable freeware by modifying open-source programs to store program data locally and run on a Windows machine without modifying the registry or file structure. We looked at their Skype Portable release. You can store Skype Portable on a USB stick or other device and run it on any Windows PC with Internet access and a microphone, video camera, or other means of communicating via the Skype network.

For a clean installation of Skype Portable, we chose a PC that lacked Skype. We opted to create an entirely new account instead of importing an existing account to verify that the portable application covered every step. The process of creating a free Skype account is the same with Skype Portable as with the regular Skype app. Current Skype users can easily associate existing accounts with Skype Portable during the installation and setup process. Skype is designed to be as bumble-proof as possible, and all its rough edges were worn away long ago. In no time, we heard the familiar echo tone signaling that Skype's setup wizard had finished its job. Seconds later, we were placing phone calls, and with very good audio quality, too. Having verified that the Skype part of Skype Portable worked properly, we tried the portable part, copying the program's folder to a USB drive. We transferred the drive to another computer that lacked Skype, plugged it in, and ran Skype Portable on it: success.

It's easy enough to access your Skype account from any PC that already has Skype. With Skype Portable, though, you can access not only your own account but your own program, settings, and data.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 13

  • 4 stars

    "It works great!"

    April 20, 2013   |   By Drake_Master

    Version: Skype Portable 6.3.0.105

    Pros

    Great portable version of Skype
    Keeps all your settings, logins, etc to be used anywhere. Quick and simple.

    Cons

    Tried on a computer where I'm not admin. Didn't work because I didn't have authority to bypass firewall (not this app's fault though)

    Summary

    Skype Portable is a great portable app, but I gave it 4 stars because Skype itself isn't worth more.

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  • 5 stars

    "Too good to be true."

    December 02, 2012   |   By strikemaster1

    Version: Skype Portable 6.0.0.126

    Pros

    Easy to set up, use, and all on a usb stick. What more can you ask? Oh, and video works a treat.

    Cons

    Nothing at all

    Summary

    I only got the free edition, but wow... free skype to skype video chat? Are you kidding me? I will soon go pro with this because up till now I been using yahoo chat that has too many problems, but this skype really rocks and so far not a single problem with the video chat. It all works like a charm so far.

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  • 5 stars

    "Realmente es grande. No pude actualizar el Skype 5.5."

    July 28, 2012   |   By carlomart

    Version: Skype Portable 5.10.0.116

    Pros

    Si tienes problemas con Skype 5 y no lo puedes actualizar, haz lo mismo que yo hice, me cambie a ese y se acabo el asunto.

    Cons

    No tengo nada en contra.

    Summary

    Agil, efectivo y una alternativa magnifica tanto para el PC como para el movil.

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  • 1 stars

    "Downloaded but would not install."

    February 13, 2012   |   By bilbun

    Version: Skype Portable 5.5.0.113

    Pros

    None - program would not install..

    Cons

    No way to use the program because it would not install - consistent error codes during numerous attempts.

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  • 1 stars

    "All Your convos are belong to MICROSOFT"

    August 22, 2011   |   By spinner76

    Version: Skype Portable 5.5.0.113

    Pros

    Great if you like knowing your conversations can be tapped, recorded and stored away for later review by the Government via Microsoft

    Cons

    Horrible if you -don't- like knowing your conversations can be tapped, recorded and stored away for later review by the Government via Microsoft

    Summary

    Yes little sheep, read it a weep. Just remember, when mom & dad say "If it's to good to be true . . ." usually they are right.

    Copy and paste into your Google Search:
    Microsoft Legal Intercept
    -or-
    http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=en&q=microsoft+legal+incercept

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  • 5 stars

    "Very useful."

    June 14, 2011   |   By tmhs

    Version: Skype Portable 5.3.0.116

    Pros

    Small, quick and easy.

    Cons

    None, it is just right.

    Summary



    Updated on Jun 17, 2011

    I don't know. I haven't used it since I downloaded it.

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  • 5 stars

    ""must have""

    June 12, 2011   |   By John Eric8

    Version: Skype Portable 5.3.0.116

    Pros

    Handy and easy to use.

    Cons

    No cons so far as I can see.

    Summary

    You need it when you will make personal calls when you are on travels or on business trips

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  • 5 stars

    "Very convenient."

    May 05, 2011   |   By ChirilaMisu

    Version: Skype Portable 5.3.0.108

    Pros

    Easy to install, learn and use.

    Cons

    Not working properly in countries such as China...

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to use."

    April 27, 2011   |   By rtlltr

    Version: Skype Portable 5.3.0.108

    Pros

    Simple to learn.

    Cons

    None as of today.

    Summary

    Beats magicjack!!

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  • 5 stars

    "No other competitor, Quite good"

    February 24, 2011   |   By luke-ruth

    Version: Skype Portable 5.0.156

    Pros

    I can put it on a USB and it is legal.
    Video calls are fantastic.
    Group calls and group chat.
    I've always enjoyed the emoticons.
    I can stay in touch with family for free.
    Calls 1800 numbers free.
    Pretty cheap rates.

    Cons

    I can't afford some of the great options that paid packages have.

    Summary

    Get your whole family used to using skype. Its great for communication.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 6.21.0.104
    Version 6.21.0.104 may contain unspecified updates and bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher PortableApps
    Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
    Release Date October 06, 2014
    Date Added October 08, 2014
    Version 6.21.0.104
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 641.94KB
    File Name SkypePortable_6.21.0.104_online.paf.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 373,154
    Downloads Last Week 1,521
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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