Skype for Mac

Skype for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 330 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.0.665
  • Total Downloads:
    1,418,618
  • Date Added:
    October 29, 2014
  • File Size:
    45.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,523
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.9

Editors' Review

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Skype for Mac allows you to call your contacts and video chat with them, as well as make phone calls to landlines or cell phones. It's also capable of hosting conference calls and group video calls, and offers an accessible text messaging platform. Overall, this is one of the best and most appealing communication apps for OS X.

Pros

High quality: Skype for Mac's innovative VoIP technology provides high-quality audio and video communication. During our extensive use of Skype, with both local and international calls, we have consistently had positive experiences with the clear communication that this application provides. As long as you have a reliable Internet connection, you will be able to quickly and easily call or video chat with friends, family, and colleagues from around the globe.

Low prices: The rates for both domestic and international calls are inexpensive when compared to traditional phone costs or other Internet communication services. If you use Skype extensively, you can choose monthly plans that will save you even more on your bills. This app can help you lower your communication costs.

Cons

Not a replacement for your phone: Although you can call landlines and cell phones, and even purchase your own phone number through Skype, this application is not a replacement for having a phone. Skype does not offer local emergency 911 services, nor does it allow the recipients of your text messages to reply to them, unless you have a verified cell phone number with Skype.

Bottom Line

A high-quality application, Skype for Mac can replace your more expensive methods of communication. Easy to navigate and highly intuitive, it's an excellent option if you want to lower your phone bills. We recommend it above other communication systems, including FaceTime. Keep in mind, though, that Skype is not an alternative to owning a phone.

 
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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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General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date October 29, 2014
Date Added October 29, 2014
Version 7.1.0.665
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45.47MB
File Name Skype_7.1.665.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,418,618
Downloads Last Week 2,523
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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