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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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2 stars

"Current version is, NOT"

August 17, 2013  |  By zunipus

2013-08-17 11:05:06  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: Skype


Chatting! It still works reasonable well if you don't give a rat's about your privacy rights.


Surveillance by Microsoft! Handed off illegally to the US feds! Let's destroy the US Constitution! Let's screw the 4th Amendment! Let's be treasonous criminals! Yay for the NSA and servile Microsoft! IASSOTS.


The current version is If that is NOT what you get from this download, then head over the the Skype page for the actual current version.

Skype used to be kewl. Then Microsoft bought it. Then Skype got infested with ads. Then Microsoft added user surveillance. Then Microsoft handed off the surveillance data to the US NSA (National 'Security' Agency) as part of their blanket, illegal surveillance of US citizens on US soil with out 'probable cause' of any crime whatsoever because the FISA courts have been compromised and made complicit in the unconstitutional crimes of the Obama administration who over-reached the authority provided to them by the abominable, idiotically named 'Patriot' Act perpetrated by the W. Bush Administration, and the NSA doesn't want to stop there as demonstrated by their massive data center being built in Utah. And so falls the USA, blahblahblah.

IOW: If you want to maintain your US rights of privacy as a US citizen, Skype is NOT the chat tool for you.

Instead, go check out:
which offer real, actual, 'unbreakable' encryption that keeps the criminal government out of your life, hurray.

But if you don't give a rat's about your privacy rights, Skype still works reasonably well. Thus I give it 2 stars versus just 1.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Search in Skype for Mac has been completely overhauled. Finding the right conversation is now faster than ever. From the toolbar, just enter a term in the search field and it will return a menu of the most relevant conversations. From the same menu, you can also use the Search Messages action item to explore your complete conversation history. Just double-click on a message to jump directly to it. Finally, adding a contact and calling phone numbers straight from search is more discoverable and easier than ever.

Resolved issues:
- Skype hangs when closing application during an active call
- Cannot hang up call with Shift+Command+H after Skype restarts
- Messages sent to a Facebook contact show up multiple times
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site
Release Date August 17, 2013
Date Added August 17, 2013
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel/10.7/10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.87MB
File Name Skype_7.6.409.dmg
Total Downloads 1,502,523
Downloads Last Week 1,022
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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