Skype

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1929 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.7.0.102
  • Total Downloads:
    20,132,312
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available

Editors' Review

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Skype lets you make free voice and video calls to other Skype users, and to call any regular phone line for reasonable rates. You can also chat online for free, and because it's so widely used, there are few people you can't communicate with for free using this service.

Pros

Contact integration: You can now import all of your contacts from Facebook and Microsoft, so you can keep them all collected in one place. And because so many people use Skype, it's likely you can message or call just about anyone you know right from the app.

Screen share: It's now possible to share your screen with other users during a Skype call. This is a great feature, whether you're making calls for business or personal purposes, and it worked well during testing.

Cons

Duplicate contacts: When you import your contacts from another account like Facebook, it will add everyone including people you already had listed as regular Skype contacts. Fortunately, the profiles imported from Facebook are labeled as such, but you still have to go through and manually remove any duplicates you don't want.

Bottom Line

Skype has been around for a while, and although its call quality can be up and down at times depending on the quality of your connection, its ubiquity makes it the best option for free calls and chat. Rates for calls to regular phone numbers remain very reasonable as well, and the interface on this version is streamlined and intuitive.

 
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5 stars

"Works Great!"

July 22, 2015  |  By Seth Walker

 |  Version: Skype 7.6.85.105

Pros

Fast, easy, and popular.

Cons

None. Works Fine.

Summary

This program is my favorite, some people are just butt hurt that their pc is ancient.

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1 stars

"Unstable and resource hog."

July 14, 2015  |  By Buddy1971

 |  Version: Skype 7.6.85.105

Pros

It's free for video chat.

Cons

It crashes your computer and uses excessive resources even when it is supposed to be idle. It logs itself in, even when you don't want to. It gave me nothing but trouble.

Summary

I had to uninstall Skype, and I'm not looking to try it again. I will not install it in my new Windows 8.1 machine, and I won't install it after the Windows 10 upgrade. After seeing so many negative reviews here, and horror stories from friends, I feel I am making the right decision. I gave it one-half star.

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1 stars

"Microsoft at it again..."

June 22, 2015  |  By jandsm5321

 |  Version: Skype 7.6.80.103

Pros

It's Skype, it's free.

Cons

Broke my computer.

Summary

I don't even know how Microsoft manages this garbage... I let it update and how it's giving "not enough space to complete this action" errors constantly.

That is, after I had to re-install my video driver (how did they break that?) and I had to reinstall Google Chrome (stealthily destroying the competition or something?)

Each update I install causes more issues.

Updated on Jun 22, 2015

Why does this program need over half a gig of RAM just to sit idle??

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2 stars

"Unreliable, used to be a lot better"

May 16, 2015

 |  Version: Skype 7.4.0.102

Pros

Free
That is it really

Cons

Keeps dropping calls, unreliable connection.
I hate the fake ring when dialing out as I never know if the call is actually connected just not answered or indeed there is a connection error.
It is eating CPU and battery, my phone wound go flat in about an hour after being on Skype.

Summary

I have been using Skype for many years now and was completely satisfied up until a couple of years ago. I would gladly change to an alternative but unsure which one to pick as there doesn't seem to be a better one.

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5 stars

"Been using for long time now and no trouble at all."

March 27, 2015  |  By HawkenSalvadore

 |  Version: Skype 7.2.0.103

Pros

Been using for long time now and no trouble at all.

Cons

Thanks a lot. it is good.

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5 stars

"Great tool, no nagging appearance."

December 24, 2014  |  By MeikleLally

 |  Version: Skype 7.0.0.102

Pros

Undoubtedly a good software. I recommend to you.

Cons

Nothing. just download and use it.

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2 stars

"....................."

November 16, 2014  |  By mac1949

 |  Version: Skype 6.22.81.105

Pros

Skype is a good service on the computer.

Cons

but the Skype recommended hand held phone (Dualphone) has problems with it. It was a great phone when it first came on the market but the manufacturers refuse to update the software, They seem to take your money for the phone and then do not won't to know anymore.

Summary

Was a good product, but support from Skype & it's hardware team is dropping off.
Maybe worth looking at other VOIP providers.

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5 stars

"It's a pretty good product"

November 05, 2014  |  By crassaiyjq

 |  Version: Skype 6.21.32.104

Pros

Very suitable for me to use, really

Cons

No bad comments yet

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1 stars

"New look, and just as buggy."

November 04, 2014  |  By jandsm5321

 |  Version: Skype 6.21.32.104

Pros

Free
Somewhat light on the internet usage.
That's about it.

Cons

Slow
Takes even more memory
Hard to read interface (everything is the same color)
Constantly takes 100% CPU, slowing down my entire computer.

Summary

For the last several versions Skype starts fine, but I get about half a sentence typed in and it freezes. It's CPU usage maxes out, slows down my computer, and even keeps my computer from shutting down unless I manually kill it before shutting down.

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5 stars

"Very beautiful for me"

November 03, 2014  |  By pigqeetpu

 |  Version: Skype 6.21.32.104

Pros

Very beautiful for me

Cons

No bad comments yet

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.7.0.102
Version 7.7.0.102 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date July 21, 2015
Date Added July 23, 2015
Version 7.7.0.102
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.82MB
File Name SkypeSetupFull.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,132,312
Downloads Last Week 9,805
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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