Skype

Skype



4.5 stars

Editor's Rating

3(32)

User Rating

6 6

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make Internet phone calls Skype is a user friendly video and text messaging software, that allows you to make free Internet phone and HD video calls to any Skype user, anywhere in the world. The sound quality is as good or even better than regular phones, and requires no additional equipment, besides a normal PC microphone or headset. The Skype interface is similar to popular instant messenger clients and allows you to create a profile, with optional picture, that will be displayed when you call other Skype users or receive incoming call. Skype is very easy to use, and works with firewalls and NAT without any additional configuration changes. Basically, all you have to do is download, select a Skype username and you are ready to make or receive calls. Copyright Snapfiles.com

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Product Details

Publisher Microsoft Corp. (35) Price Free
Version 7.39  history Last updated Aug 01, 2017
File Size 40.6 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars21% 7
4 stars34% 11
3 stars3% 1
2 stars18% 6
1 star21% 7
Based on 32 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Must be on windows 10 after end of june '17 ? 2 stars by henerey773 Jun 11, 2017 (Read all my 22 reviews)
My go-to video-chat program for maybe 10 years. Tried to install this new version, got alerted I already had an earlier version installed. OK then, I could either UNinstall first or go the UPdate route inside the program. Then UPdate failed. So I had an online text chat with an MS rep. It failed because I'm on Windows 7, and after June 2017 I'll have to be on Windows 10. Could be BS, but No thanks! I'll try Google Hangouts next. show Review details
It's still good. 4 stars by salam.eater494 Apr 14, 2015
Though many people say that skype is getting outdated. To my opinion, skype is still good in terms of availability when contacting a close-friend, family, or a distant relative that resides on a different country. All you need is a device that is internet capable and internet connection, and connecting to those people are just a few clicks away. Though the revamped version kinda ruins the scenery, it's still good that Skype is evolving. Microsoft has plans for this great app, to lead and compete with viber and other applications across the internet. show Review details
Long time user, but its time for the truth 1 stars by pandasforsale759 Apr 10, 2015
I have been using Skype since the 2.X days, way back then it was a newer entrant on the market. It offered IM services combined with VOIP, and that was unique enough to gather the support of coworkers, friends, family, and more. It became the client of choice, and there isn't much I regret more. Skype hit a sweet spot in the 3.X generation. Though there were certainly bugs, it worked. It had customizable UI components, the VOIP had improved, its footprint on the CPU was reduced. However, 4.x onwards marked a significant change: features were removed, redone, and reworked. The Skype tech-supporters were notorious jerks even when the program worked, so trying to report any of these new problems was greeted with a stream of 'are you sure you're connected to the internet?' hogwash. Since, this program has been 'improved' into the ground. It constantly sucks CPU when idle, it crashes when closing AND opening, it fails to send messages (sometimes for days at a time), and the chat UI went from simple to ugly. The devsupport team was never great, now their product has caught up. If it wasn't such an inconvenience to move my Skype contacts to a competitor, I would have dumped this steaming pile when it automatically updated to 4.X. show Review details
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