Skype for Mac

Skype for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.8.0.1027
  • Total Downloads:
    1,409,422
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 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

    3.8

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 2
    • 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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4 stars

"Its useful"

October 04, 2012  |  By jeanninescheidlem

 |  Version: Skype 5.8.0.1027

Pros

very good!

Cons

not working very good with a low connection

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3 stars

"It downloads, installs easily and works"

September 28, 2012  |  By a_drian

 |  Version: Skype 5.8.0.1027

Pros

The skype Mac computer to computer connection produces good images for the small number of low distance calls that I use it for. I have not tried its other features.

Cons

On my Mac it persists in asking me if I will let it install my skype confidential information in my keychain each time I start skype. I don't keep entries in my address book because previous skype editions displayed Mac address book contacts in the skype contacts. I did not want this but could not discover a way to inhibit it other than to clear my address book entries. I would like to be able to disable skype's interest in my non-skype personal information but cannot discover a way to do this.

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5 stars

"Best VOIP!"

September 21, 2012  |  By storm_bonnert

 |  Version: Skype 5.8.0.1027

Pros

I don't know other better

Cons

none from me

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3 stars

"Good quality"

September 17, 2012  |  By sherlyn-n

 |  Version: Skype 5.8.0.1027

Pros

its the best and works fine on smartphones too

Cons

if internet is low, sound is not good

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.8.0.1027
Bug fixes and stability improvements.
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date July 22, 2012
Date Added July 22, 2012
Version 5.8.0.1027
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.7
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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