Skype

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1917 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    19,530,908
  • Date Added:
    December 14, 2006
  • File Size:
    34.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25,899
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Skype is well regarded for offering stable, free VOIP to other Skype users and affordable calling from a PC to a phone, be it a landline or a cell phone. The most recent upgrade makes getting in touch with friends and family--and even complete strangers--much, much easier.

Functionality still varies depending on your Internet connection and what else you're doing with it while using Skype, but they are making some efforts to improve that. When you finish a Skype call, a Web page opens and asks you about the conversation's sound quality. The clean layout combines familiar chatware functions with a dialing interface, so that calling a phone is as simple as entering the desired number and hitting the dial button.

Improvements include conference calling with as many as nine people, video calling, and a browser plug-in that turns phone numbers on Web pages into links that automatically dial via Skype when clicked. There are also Skypecasts, throwbacks to the party-line multiperson telephone conversations from the mid-20th century.

Overall, we think Skype is a strong contender in the Internet Telephony category, and anyone who's interested in talking for free should give it a try. For international callers who have computers, this program is a no-brainer solution for long-distance bills.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1917 votes

    • 5 star 795
    • 4 star 615
    • 3 star 198
    • 2 star 98
    • 1 star 211
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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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date December 14, 2006
Date Added December 14, 2006
Version 3
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 34.37MB
File Name SkypeSetupFull.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,530,908
Downloads Last Week 25,899
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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