Skype for Mac

Skype for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 329 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.0.922
  • Total Downloads:
    1,403,053
  • Date Added:
    April 14, 2011
  • File Size:
    44.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,432
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel

Editors' Review

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If you're looking to make free voice or video calls worldwide, Skype is a great start. Its clean and user-friendly interface makes interaction effortless, so you are ready to go as soon as you launch the app.

During our testing, we were impressed by the video and voice quality of Skype, which uses VoIP (Voice over IP) technology to enable communication worldwide without paying a cent. One of its best features is the chat and mood messages: if you are in the middle of something, you can inform your contacts about it or just type a text message instead of having a voice call. This is a nice feature on its own, but it's also handy if you don't have a microphone.

But this isn't the only feature you'll love: we also enjoyed Skype's ability to handle conference calling, group video calling, and screen sharing. In other words, if you have a reliable Internet connection, Skype can easily replace your phone and lower your communication bills.

To make calls, all you have to do is create a contact list of friends, family, and colleagues, but they must also have Skype, as only Skype-to-Skype calls are free. However, a great addition to the app is its ability to call landlines or mobile phones, but you'll need to purchase Skype credits to take advantage of this feature.

Its chatlike user interface makes Skype very easy to use, yet the key to optimum performance is a reliable Internet connection. As soon as you launch the app and start using it, you will surely place Skype among your favorite apps, just like we did after our test. Skype's useful features and intuitive user interface make the app appropriate for users of all levels.

 
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    "A nice change from Facetime."

    October 16, 2014   |   By dennish755

    Version: Skype 7.0.653

    Pros

    Its fun to explore the possibilities. Used FT for a long while. Don't get me wrong, its no FT replacement but more like a temporary indulgence.

    Cons

    Errors show up now and then.

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    General
    Publisher Skype
    Publisher web site http://skype.com/
    Release Date April 14, 2011
    Date Added April 14, 2011
    Version 5.1.0.922
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 44.06MB
    File Name Skype_7.0.653.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,403,053
    Downloads Last Week 3,432
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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