Skype for Mac

Skype for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.59.2968
  • Total Downloads:
    1,409,422
  • Date Added:
    November 15, 2012
  • File Size:
    45.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,013
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel/10.7/10.8

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

    1.3

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  • 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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1 stars

"no evolution, just INvolution!"

November 21, 2012  |  By GianMarco_Tavazzani

 |  Version: Skype 6.0.59.2968

Pros

A great history and a great ancestor: Skype 2.8, the last one made by competent professionals

Cons

An embarrassing chain of wrong steps in the wrong direction mixed with a salad of bugs, annoying behaviours never properly corrected and a stubborn presumptuous attitude to NOT listen at the user's complains

Summary

We need badly an alternative before the agony of Skye ends.

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1 stars

"Almost as bad as v. 5, stick with 2.8 or use Facetime"

November 20, 2012  |  By curtieuk

 |  Version: Skype 6.0.59.2968

Pros

Skype has become a standard communication tool

Cons

Has been completely ruined in terms of usability. It is cluttered, takes too much screen space for no good reason. Not an efficient piece of software.

Summary

I'm a looking for Skype alternatives because of this poor piece of software. The day version 2.8 stops working, I'm switching myself and as many of my communication partners to Facetime.

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2 stars

"obtrusive and misdesigned"

November 18, 2012  |  By v.aerghir

 |  Version: Skype 6.0.59.2968

Pros

nearly no competition as communication tool (unfortunatey), good quality

Cons

misrated GUI design beyond version 2, obtrusive, infllexible, definitely not Apple-style functionality,

Summary

Will stick with 2.8.0.866 on my MAcs, as long as Skype keeps making toys instead of tools, thank you.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.59.2968
Fixed: Crash occurred if user has OS X Mountain Lion and Retina display with external monitor attached
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date November 15, 2012
Date Added November 15, 2012
Version 6.0.59.2968
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
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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