Skype

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1916 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.6.0.248
  • Total Downloads:
    19,530,908
  • Date Added:
    February 08, 2008
  • 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 chat client 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

    3.8

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 1916 votes

    • 5 star 794
    • 4 star 615
    • 3 star 198
    • 2 star 98
    • 1 star 211
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    "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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    What's new in version 3.6.0.248
    Version 3.6.0.248 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Skype
    Publisher web site http://skype.com/
    Release Date February 08, 2008
    Date Added February 08, 2008
    Version 3.6.0.248
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
    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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