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:
    19,737,589
  • 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    out of 1924 votes

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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

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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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1 stars

"I do not believe anymore this software"

November 01, 2014  |  By Erjon79

 |  Version: Skype 6.21.32.104

Pros

none at all

Cons

very high usage of memory Privacy is not guaranteed

Summary

I don't use it any more, this is a product of Microsoft and I don't believe in the privacy policy of Microsoft

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5 stars

"easy and effective product"

October 30, 2014  |  By WoodsonLaa

 |  Version: Skype 6.21.32.104

Pros

useful application

Cons

I have no cons on this program

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5 stars

"Appearance is very beautiful, I love it"

October 22, 2014  |  By KenworthyLeete

 |  Version: Skype 6.21.32.104

Pros

Helpful and easy to use!!

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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5 stars

"performs all functions i need."

October 14, 2014  |  By ArensPoet

 |  Version: Skype 6.21.32.104

Pros

great! best yet in shareware

Cons

all good, no complaints

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5 stars

"This is a great product"

September 27, 2014  |  By SlotaGutterman

 |  Version: Skype 6.20.32.104

Pros

Has every useful function

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 7, Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.48MB
File Name SkypeSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,737,589
Downloads Last Week 18,960
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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