Skype

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1924 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.0.102
  • Total Downloads:
    19,811,049
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2014
  • 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

"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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.0.102
  • Compact sidebar: Some of you asked us to see more contacts and conversation in the left hand sidebar. Enable the option "Compact Sidebar View" from the "View" menu for a more compact layout.
  • Compact Chat View: If you can live without your chat message having some whitespace around them to give them room to breathe you can now increase your "message per inch" ratio drastically by activating "Compact Chat view" in Skype Options - "IM & SMS" - Advanced settings.
  • Toggle for large emoticons: Some users prefer not to show emoticons sent in an individual messages in a larger size. You can find an option to toggle this in the Skype Options - "IM & SMS" - "IM appearance".
  • Toggle for unread messages: You can now quickly switch between your conversations that contain unread messages and all by using the dropdown on top right of your "Recent" list.
  • Touch scrolling: If you are sporting a device with a touch screen like a tablet you can now use vertical finger swipes to scroll in conversations.
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date December 14, 2014
Date Added December 15, 2014
Version 7.0.0.102
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.48MB
File Name SkypeSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,811,049
Downloads Last Week 15,295
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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