Skype

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1916 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.0.180
  • Total Downloads:
    19,530,908
  • Date Added:
    October 06, 2008
  • File Size:
    34.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25,899
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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In some ways, Skype's latest offering takes a step back, but in many, it's a jump forward. In version 4.0, Skype's VoIP app for text, audio, and video calls refocuses on Skype's core competency (and most formidable challenge) of delivering high-quality audio and video calls over the Internet. A new sound engine and bandwidth manager helps keep calls clearer and more stable as talkers reach out across the world, using the spectrum of high- and low-end equipment. The improved sound and video quality were notable in our tests.

Many of Skype's secondary features remain in version 4.0, like conference calling with up to 24 people, IM, history-viewing, file-transferring, and games. Yet some users may decry that public chats have been temporarily omitted, IM isn't terribly interactive, and the Skypecast partyline throwback has gotten the kibosh. Others may chafe against the new interface, a larger block that consolidates the classic two-pane look into a single window. Foreseeing this, Skype has made it possible to split them into two. The new organization places contacts and conversation on side-by-side tabs, and that is surely appreciated.

Anyone who's interested in talking for free should give it a try. For international callers, this program is a no-brainer solution for slashing the long-distance bills.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 57 votes

    • 5 star 29
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • 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 3.8.0.180
    Version 3.8.0.180 added mjpg webcam support and High Quality video support for Logitech Vision Pro.
    General
    Publisher Skype
    Publisher web site http://skype.com/
    Release Date October 06, 2008
    Date Added October 06, 2008
    Version 3.8.0.180
    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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