Skype for Mac User Reviews

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Skype 2.8 Mac: excellent, the new one: absolute crap!"

    April 16, 2013  |   By franky3003

    Version: Skype 6.3.59.602

    Pros

    The old version 2.8 still works and is how i expect my Skype IM to be working.

    Cons

    The newer versions are eating up your screen, usability became a lot worse. Don't upgrade to the newer versions, there is no real benefit except it will eat up a lot of space on your screen.

    Summary

    Skype 2.8: excellent, anything newer: total crap! Go and do your homework, Skype !

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Backwards upgrade"

    March 6, 2013  |   By Max_LaChat

    Version: Skype 6.2.0.1117

    Pros

    None of any real value.

    Cons

    Screen hog. Takes up 1/3 screen of a MacBook Pro even when shrunk down to minimum window size. Why can't Skype for Mac have the same interface as the Skype for Windows with an optional narrow contact status list?

    Summary

    I'm going back to Skype for Mac 2.8.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Really good IM, which doesn't have competitors."

    January 24, 2013  |   By MarcoFoschi

    Version: Skype 6.1.59.2295

    Pros

    It's free and easy to use

    Cons

    Windows version has better interface.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Newest version makes you pay for screen sharing :-("

    January 13, 2013  |   By hampton--2008

    Version: Skype 6.1.0.2295

    Pros

    Useful app

    Cons

    Screen sharing now behind a paywall

    Summary

    Have been using Skype to collaborate for years. Upgraded to v.6 only to find that screen sharing is only available with a paid subscription. Luckily I had v 5.8 in a backup and am now happily back to work.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Stick with 2.8 or find an alternative"

    January 12, 2013  |   By Skywoolf

    Version: Skype 6.1.0.2295

    Pros

    many users and earlier versions work well

    Cons

    everything after 2.8 is awful. Massive ugly user interface. Loads of bugs.

    I have tried updated twice and immediately reverted to version 2.8

    Summary

    Version 2.8 and earlier great. Later versions hopeless. I just discovered Microsoft bought Skype. That is probably why it has become so awful.

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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Its useful"

    October 4, 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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  • 3.0 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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