Skype - free IM & video calls

Skype - free IM & video calls

5 / 5

Author:

Skype

Latest Version:

Varies with device

Publish Date:

2017-03-14

Size:

Varies with device

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Skype - free IM & video calls review

Skype is one of the first applications specialized in providing voice calls and video chats between various devices. Despite its long existence (since 2003), the app hasn’t fallen in demand. The developers have considerably enhanced the features of Skype and made it even more competitive on the market.  Developed by Skype Technologies, the app is now owned by Microsoft.

What Is Skype All About?

Skype is the legendary application whose name now is used as a verb. You could probably hear the common phrase “Skype me”. Today the app extended its edges and involves not only video and voice calls, but also instant messaging and VoIP features. The last ones distinctly characterize Skype. You can call on mobile or landline, abroad or locally.  Setting up a Skype Number enables you to be in contact at a hilariously low price.  Moreover, Skype Wi-Fi allows you to connect to foreign hotspots at a low by-the-minute rate. The app also provides you with handy Mojis, even cooler than Facebook has. A simple interface and functionalities which coexist seamlessly are also a significant advantage.

Discussing personal issues is not a problem now with Skype private chats and their end-to-end encryption. The app can boast a good security system among its competitors. Are you a translator or an interpreter? Acquaint yourself with a technologically impressive Skype translation function! For business conversations, Skype has a separate version with enhanced features. But your free account is good enough, too.

Platform compatibility

The app is easily installed and can also be used on the web. If you are an Android, Apple, or Windows user, Skype may be your best option. The app is also available on many well-known platforms: Android Wear, Apple Watch, Blackberry, Linux, and Xbox.

App specs

Skype is supported by almost all gadgets. You don’t need to have special equipment to use the app. Easily understandable layouts vary from platform to platform.

General requirements:

Windows:

  • Processor at least 1 GHzRAM At least 512 MB;
  • Additional software DirectX v9.0 or higher;
  • Windows 10 (version 1809) or higher;

Mac:

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or higher;

Linux:

  • 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+;
  • 64-bit Debian 8.0+;
  • 64-bit OpenSUSE 13.3+;
  • 64-bit Fedora Linux 24+;
  • Intel Pentium 4 or better that's SSE2 and SSE3 capable;

Android:

  • Android OS 4.0.4 or higher and 32MB of free space;

iPhone/iPad:

  • iOS 10 or higher;

 

5

Great

Recently updated and highly improved, Skype still gains momentum. This inexpensive, user-friendly and at the same time complex app will satisfy most of your requests. Skype is a top option in comparison to its alternatives. Having a few disadvantages, the app still deserves 5 points out of 5.

5

Great

Recently updated and highly improved, Skype still gains momentum. This inexpensive, user-friendly and at the same time complex app will satisfy most of your requests. Skype is a top option in comparison to its alternatives. Having a few disadvantages, the app still deserves 5 points out of 5.

Professional Critic
David Byrne

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Skype - free IM & video calls

5 / 5

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Author: Skype
Latest Version: Varies with device
Publish Date: 2017-03-14
Size: Varies with device