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Editors' Review

by   / November 11, 2014

Skype Portable is a lean Skype installation designed to take Skype with you wherever you go. Install Skype on a USB drive or other portable device, and you'll be able to use the program from anywhere.

Pros

Familiar: Skype Portable operates exactly as you would expect Skype to operate, which is essential when using a different version of such a high-profile program.

USB portability: We tested Skype Portable by installing it on a variety of devices and attempting to run it from those devices. No matter which device we tried it on, we were able to launch Skype calls and messaging sessions without issue.

Straightforward installation: Skype streamlined installation to make it very easy, whether you're installing it on your PC or on a mobile drive or device. Creating a new Skype account or logging in with an existing one both worked equally well.

Cons

Some redundancy: Skype may already be installed on your computer and mobile devices. Therefore, although this program is useful, it is questionable as to how necessary it actually is.

Bottom Line

If for some reason you feel that you need to keep Skype on a mobile drive, then Skype Portable works very well. It launches without difficulty and provides Skype's full functionality wherever you take it.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.40.0.104

Version 7.40.0.104 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Publisher PortableApps
Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
Release Date October 31, 2017
Date Added November 08, 2017
Version 7.40.0.104

Category

Category Communications
Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 677.84KB
File Name sPortable_7.40.0.104_online.paf.exe

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Total Downloads 485,308
Downloads Last Week 9

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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