Skype

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1927 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.4.0.102
  • Total Downloads:
    20,027,200
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.4.0.102
  • Support for Hindi
  • Option to disable special text formatting for sent chat messages
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date April 22, 2015
Date Added April 23, 2015
Version 7.4.0.102
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.32MB
File Name SkypeSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,027,200
Downloads Last Week 10,048
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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