Skype

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.0.115
  • Total Downloads:
    19,530,908
  • Date Added:
    April 29, 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

    4.2

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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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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What's new in version 3.8.0.115
Version 3.8 improves the audio engine--reducing background noise and drops--hides user profile images in authorizations requests, and fixes a variety of video-related bugs.
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date April 29, 2008
Date Added April 29, 2008
Version 3.8.0.115
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, 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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