Skype

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 1916 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.6.0.106
  • Total Downloads:
    19,530,908
  • Date Added:
    July 03, 2013
  • File Size:
    34.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25,899
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Just in time for Windows 8, Skype has now just released a major version update that adds improved integration with Microsoft and Facebook accounts, better messaging, and some minor changes to the user interface.

For those of you who've been living under a rock, Skype is one of the the most popular video chat and voice calling clients amongst our users as well as the world. It offers free calls to other Skype users over the Internet as well as very affordable rates for calling landlines and phones.

Version 6 brings a much simpler registration process, particularly with more integration with Facebook and Microsoft accounts. Now you can sign in with either Facebook or Hotmail and automatically use that as a Skype log-in. The previous version briefly incorporated Facebook features; its synchronization is much more apparent in the latest release. User contacts seemed to sync with profile pictures from more sources and the overall interface also looked cleaner. It wasn't a drastic overhaul, but subtle things like removing mini-banner ads from the bottom of the contact list and thin outlines over the tabs did contribute to a more modern look.

Call quality is still variable, depending on your connection and setup, but our experiences have been very positive. This version seemed more focused on casting a wider net and reducing the barrier to entry to an already excellent service and easing registration woes as new platforms emerge. If you've yet to try out Skype and you're looking for a worthy VoIP client, look no further and click on the green download button.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    "performs all functions i need."

    October 14, 2014   |   By ArensPoet

    Version: Skype 6.21.32.104

    Pros

    great! best yet in shareware

    Cons

    all good, no complaints

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    What's new in version 6.6.0.106
    Version 6.6.0.106 has updated the behavior for video messaging access points when a contact is offline and the share menu.
    General
    Publisher Skype
    Publisher web site http://skype.com/
    Release Date July 03, 2013
    Date Added July 03, 2013
    Version 6.6.0.106
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 34.37MB
    File Name SkypeSetupFull.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 19,530,908
    Downloads Last Week 25,899
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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