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Skype for Mac

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 332 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.24.335
  • Total Downloads:
    1,526,250
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 06, 2016
  • 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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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 332

1 stars

"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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2 stars

"awful for mac"

January 04, 2015

2015-01-04 17:25:51

 |  Version: Skype 7.1.0.665

Pros

voice calls are good

Cons

every time i open skype up it freezes and needs to force quit. takes about 7 times for it to finally work. new update makes skype look awful compared to the old skype format. not good for group conversations, especially if you're in more than 1. sometimes it won't even load what people are typing in the conversations and you have to submit something in the group chat just so it reloads again.

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1 stars

"this version doesn't boot correctly"

October 30, 2014  |  By BillWierz

2014-10-30 13:44:38  |  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

2014-10-16 07:12:37  |  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

2014-09-05 14:38:27  |  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

2014-09-04 15:09:32  |  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

2014-09-03 04:39:08  |  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

2014-06-06 12:24:15  |  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

2014-04-03 07:29:52  |  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

2014-02-28 23:25:35  |  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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Skype
Publisher web site http://skype.com/
Release Date April 06, 2016
Date Added April 06, 2016
Version 7.24.335
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 42.39MB
File Name Skype_7.24.335.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,526,250
Downloads Last Week 725
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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