Skype

Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

Skype is the most popular application on the market for making video calls, mobile calls, and sending instant messages and SMS. On top of all that it's now emerging as the successor to Messenger. View full description

PROS

  • Group videoconferencing
  • Talk-chat-type
  • Excellent audiovisual quality
  • Calls to mobile
  • Integration with Facebook

CONS

  • Requires a good connection
  • High consumption of resources
  • Some features are extra

Essential
10

Skype is the most popular application on the market for making video calls, mobile calls, and sending instant messages and SMS. On top of all that it's now emerging as the successor to Messenger.

Skype's functions

With Skype, you can communicate with your friends wherever they are and with whatever device you use, whether it's a latest generation phone, smart TV, PC or Mac.

Its main interest lies in video calls, where it's becoming something of a benchmark. They're free, although if you want to make group video calls of up to 10 people, then you need to pay.

In addition, Skype lets you call regular telephone numbers worldwide at a reduced rate, which is then deducted from your balance.

Finally, Skype, like a good successor to Messenger, lets you chat with your friends regardless of the service they're using, whether Skype, Messenger or Facebook.

Skype's usability

Using Skype isn't difficult, as long as you limit yourself to the basics.

Calling another Skype user is really simple, and the same applies to making phone calls: the difficulties only appear if you want to use some of the more advanced features.

Some functions are hidden in menus or buttons which aren't very descriptive (e.g.screen sharing), which requires a bit of prior learning and practice to take full advantage of it.

The fact that Skype has become a reference point when it comes to regular calls and video calling is no coincidence: it's a real all-rounder.

Skype is adaptable to almost any configuration, webcam, and network speed without requiring anything more than minimum configuration. It works without much, and does so very well.

There are many variables when it comes to good quality picture and sound, and Skype knows how to squeeze the full potential of your system, adapting the quality to the situation to keep the conversation flowing and stable.

Conclusion: an essential program

Its functions, quality, and extent of its network users make it a program that's indispensable, not only on your PC, but also on your phone and tablet.

As for its future, you just need to remember that Microsoft has staked everything on Skype, which ensures that the program will continue to improve and increase its market share in the coming years.

Skype

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Skype 7.23.0.105

— User reviews — about Skype

  • Yomi Al-fuad

    by Yomi Al-fuad

    "Skype- to me is a mathematis made simple"

    I was just introduced to it that is very good in chatting and doing video calls,in which i can now chat with my colleagu... More.

    reviewed on June 15, 2017

  • jose1202

    by jose1202

    "excellant"

    skype is most conviniant softwar which shall connect and establish our unique bond with our relative. More.

    reviewed on February 18, 2017

  • Jose Cruz1003643634

    by Jose Cruz1003643634

    "AWFUL"

    AWFUL a VERY BAD experience indeed. Leave it to the "plus" IT people and sure enough they will figure a way to... More.

    reviewed on December 5, 2016

  • calvinparker883817534

    by calvinparker883817534

    "Too many questions."

    Didn't subscribe. Way too much info requirements just to subscribe to s service. More.

    reviewed on July 15, 2016

  • grahamday862601274

    by grahamday862601274

    "Cannot print what I realy think."

    Its the end of our world; how could so qualified a company find a reason to crucify such a user friendly program by repl... More.

    reviewed on May 31, 2016

  • kyreembennett

    by kyreembennett

    "Dangerous!"

    Skype is dangerous! My webcam does not work because Skype froze my PC! Now I have to pay a geek to fix my problem. . More.

    reviewed on April 2, 2016