Skype for Mac

Skype for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 330 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5.0.2069
  • Total Downloads:
    1,409,422
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 12, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 330 votes

    • 5 star 82
    • 4 star 78
    • 3 star 35
    • 2 star 38
    • 1 star 97
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3 stars

"Good product, sound quality occasionally lacking"

January 25, 2012  |  By DCpolitico

 |  Version: Skype 5.5.0.2069

Pros

Inexpensive, easy to download and use, becoming wildly more popular

Cons

Sound quality is sometimes pretty bad. Calls are dropped I would say 1 out of 5 times, the video will lag if you don't have a great connection.

Summary

Worthwhile, mostly because it is free.

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4 stars

"Very good, overall."

January 21, 2012  |  By luginau

 |  Version: Skype 5.5.0.2069

Pros

Very easy to navigate - a good feature: Online contacts as a stand-alone feature.

Cons

I found the large icons a bit strange at first, and reverted to the list & small icons

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5.0.2069
  • Improved Call UI
  • Accept incoming call with video
  • Improvements in quality and stabilization
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date January 12, 2012
Date Added January 12, 2012
Version 5.5.0.2069
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45.47MB
File Name Skype_7.1.665.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,409,422
Downloads Last Week 3,013
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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