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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 332 votes out of 28 votes

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  • Version:
    5.0.0.6378
  • Total Downloads:
    1,532,563
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 04, 2010
  • 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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  • Current Version

    2.5

    out of 28 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 332 votes

    • 5 star 82
    • 4 star 78
    • 3 star 35
    • 2 star 39
    • 1 star 98
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.0.6378
  • User Interface refresh
  • 10-way group video calling
  • New contact and chat content search
  • Offline instant messaging support
  • Improved experience during network-compromised calls
  • Automatically recover dropped calls.
  • Join an ongoing conference call
  • During a call, access call controls when in another application
  • View online contact using the contact monitor
  • Add additional phone numbers to your contacts
  • Browse your contacts using the Avatar View
  • Improved support for VoiceOver and more keyboard shortcuts
  • Easily edit or delete your own message using the new chat style
  • See built-in notifications for incoming messages and when contacts have gone online
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date November 04, 2010
Date Added November 04, 2010
Version 5.0.0.6378
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 42.39MB
File Name Skype_7.24.335.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,532,563
Downloads Last Week 432
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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