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Skype for Mac

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.6.409
  • Total Downloads:
    1,504,534
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 24, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

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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"NOT FREE application"

December 30, 2015  |  By zena3546

2015-12-30 00:32:57  |  By zena3546

 |  Version: Skype 7.6.409

Pros

no pros for this app..cant use it without paying.

Cons

advertise its free. it is not. you can do a pay as you go or a monthly fee.

Summary

NOT paying for it..too many other apps that offer free.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.6.409
  • Optimization that reduces chat memory usage
  • Increased maximum height of chat input field
  • Fixed an issue where screen-sharing is not received after pausing and resuming of a call
General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date March 24, 2015
Date Added March 24, 2015
Version 7.6.409
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.87MB
File Name Skype_7.6.409.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,504,534
Downloads Last Week 867
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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