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Gizmo5 for Windows

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Key Details of Gizmo5

  • Make phone calls using your PC with this free VoIP software.
  • Last updated on 2/21/2024
  • There have been 7 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Does the world really need another VoIP client? Here's one Gizmo that thinks so.

Gizmo5's interface is compact and rectangular, with tabs on the top just below the Menu bar and a series of ancillary commands like Chat and Add Contact available at the bottom. There are very few differences between Gizmo's design and its biggest competitor's, and a little originality could've gone a long way here.

Also similar to Skype, Gizmo provides free VoIP for computer-to-computer voice chatting as well as text chatting. It also allows for computer-to-telephone voice chatting for both mobile phones and landlines. It has one feature that Skype lacks: it lets you conference call with multiple PCs by entering in a random, shared number. Overall, the sound clarity and quality was excellent, with no lagging nor echoing. Gizmo also says it provides asymmetrical chat-client VoIP, so you can use Gizmo and your headset to talk to somebody on Windows Live or Google Talk. We couldn't get that feature to work, but it's a smart idea and we hope it gets debugged soon.

Overall, Gizmo's got some good stuff and some room for improvement. If you despise Skype or are just interested in alternatives, you might want to give this one a try, but otherwise we'd recommend holding off.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
November 12, 2009
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Version
4.0.0.386
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
59,840
Downloads Last Week
0

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User Reviews

2.7/5

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Developer's Description

Make phone calls using your PC with this free VoIP software.

Formerly known as the Gizmo Project. Gizmo5 uses your Internet connection (broadband or dial-up) to make calls to other computers. With the click of a mouse, you're connected to friends, family, and colleagues anywhere on earth. You can talk clearly, for as long as you want, for free. With inexpensive add-ons like Call In and Call Out, you can talk to any telephone-mobile or landline-on the planet.