Skype for Mac

Skype for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.0.2946
  • Total Downloads:
    1,409,422
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 24, 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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1 stars

"this version doesn't boot correctly"

October 30, 2014  |  By BillWierz

 |  Version: Skype 7.1.0.665

Pros

Skype is one of my favorite, most used apps on my desktop and my phone.

Cons

Can't use this one. Doesn't boot in Yosemite at all, even after following all of Skype's suggested fixes, and I can't get a copy of the previous version anywhere, so I'm stuck.

Summary

Don't download this version. Wait for the next.

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4 stars

"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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1 stars

"HORRIBLE ms SREWED IT UP."

September 05, 2014  |  By Thyronx

 |  Version: Skype 6.19.0.450

Pros

None. I'm sorry I don't see any.

Cons

No phone calls and everybody knows why.

Summary

older versions do't works so Microsoft boought it just to srew customers. Please make anybody new kind of Skype and don't sell it this horribl;e company like Microsoft is.

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1 stars

"Useless, as will not load on my OSX 10.6 MacBook?"

September 04, 2014  |  By j.pringle

 |  Version: Skype 6.19.0.450

Pros

Unable to comment as will not load on my MacBook OSX 10.6?

Cons

Although listed as Free on 10.6/10.7/10.8 supported OSX systems, it will not load on my MacBook OSX 10.6.8

Summary

USELESS!!!!

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1 stars

"Not compatible with 10.8"

September 03, 2014  |  By pilotrtc

 |  Version: Skype 6.19.0.450

Pros

I kept the previous version, luckily!

Cons

Despite listing 10.8 as a supported operating system, it won't launch on my 10.8 Air

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2 stars

"When does it work?"

June 06, 2014  |  By just_stuff

 |  Version: Skype 6.15.59.330

Pros

It used to work great.

Cons

No longer makes calls... " internal error."

Summary

I can't go back to early versions, but would if it would make the program work. I rarely use it, my cell phone is great when there is coverage, and there is less coverage with wifi. I was able to receive a call-lasted over 1.5 hours, but then dropped and never could get it back. Waiting for fixes that work. Recommendation: find something else until this works.

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1 stars

"UI is horrible"

April 03, 2014  |  By vmcore

 |  Version: Skype 6.15.59.330

Pros

Can not think of any

Cons

Typical Microsoft pile of junk. What use to be great, now is junk. UI is by far worst item, it is only reason I am still using 2.8 version.

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4 stars

"easy to use"

February 28, 2014  |  By horsepower85

 |  Version: Skype 6.14.59.351

Pros

reliable, good video and audio

Cons

No cons. but I don's use is often, FaceTime is for apple users also a possibility

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1 stars

"Unauthorized charge of $50 on paypal for Skype."

December 08, 2013  |  By oldsoandso

 |  Version: Skype 6.9.59.701

Pros

They have one excellent feature which I will not mention at this time.

Cons

Could not find a phone number to call them.
No service. No phone number. Issue not covered in their help files.

Summary

After receiving a notice from paypal about a $50 charge for Skype, I tried for a whole day to find a phone number for Skype and could not. Still unresolved!

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1 stars

"It seems it has hit rock bottom"

November 04, 2013  |  By jandsm5321

 |  Version: Skype 6.9.59.701

Pros

Video chat... mostly free...

Cons

Couldn't get the video to work at all.

Summary

It seems Microsoft is more worried about adding features to make themselves more money off the program than actually keeping the program running.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.0.2946
  • Microsoft and Facebook Account Integration
  • IM friends on Messenger
  • Calling with Messenger friends is coming soon
  • Open Chats in Multiple Windows
  • Retina Display Support
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date October 24, 2012
Date Added October 24, 2012
Version 6.0.0.2946
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.8, 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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