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Skype

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Language:
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OS:
  • Mac
Latest version:
7.8.388 (OS X 10.9+) 29/05/15
Last month's downloads:
10,048
Size:
38.1 MB
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Skype is fully compatible with:

  • Mac OS X

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Minimum requirements
Processor: 1 GHz
Free space: 100 MB
Others: Mac OS X 10.5.8+ Microphone Webcam Internet connection
Registration: Free registration: Publisher's website
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Available languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Argentinean
  • Catalan
  • Chinese Simp
  • Chinese Trad
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Euskera
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Portuguese
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Recent changes

  • Some changes to refine the UI and to improve compatibility with OS X Mavericks.
  • Did you know that you can turn off all notifications, such as new message sounds, by setting your status to Do Not Disturb? This feature has been in Skype for years, but sometimes it can be easy to forget that you’re in this mode so we’ve added a warning to the Notifications preference pane to remind you why you aren’t getting notifications in this state.
  • You’ve always been able to adjust the size of text in the conversation pane, but text you typed into a conversation would remain the same. We’ve amended this so that now the two text sizes will be updated at the same time. Just choose "Make Text Bigger" from the View menu.
  • We’ve also fixed a number of reported bugs, including sound output from Skype to Bluetooth headphones and speakers caused by a change in the way that OS X reported available devices, and mach port leak on Mavericks which could lead to slowness and, in some cases, kernel panics.

Review last updated: 16/10/14

Pros
  • Video teleconferencing
  • High video quality
  • Supports up to 10 people at once in video chats
  • Redesigned interface
  • New skype chat
  • Integration with Facebook and MSN Messenger
  • Optimised for retina Macs
  • Improved chat feature
Cons
  • New wider interface takes some getting used to
  • Doesn't support PPC Macs
  • Video conferencing is now a premium feature
  • Many users may not like the redesign

"Favourite app fro making calls and chatting"

Skype is my favourite app for making video calls and chatting. I’ve been using it on Windows and now I have installed and tested it on my new Mac. So far I did not encounter any issues or bugs with this cross platform app.

You can make calls anywhere in the world. If you have friends or relatives abroad Skype is your best option. Conference call allows to have a conversation with several interlocutors at the same time. Built in live chat feature has a lot of nice looking and funny emoticons to make chatting more interesting and express your emotions. Moreover Skype is good for file sharing. However this may take a while(especially with large files). User friendly interface provides easy access to all Skype’s features. Even my grandmother can use it without additional explanation. I would recommend this application for everyone however Mac users have FaceTime and Messages as the alternative.

Pros
  • intuitive interface
  • conference call feature
  • funny live chat emoticons
Cons
  • Mac users have FaceTime and Messages for same purposes

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