The program can be downloaded as well freely from the author's website.
Skype is one of the most popular Voice over Internet Protocol applications available on the market, you can call other users using Skype as well as joining a video conference free of charge.
Besides calling other people on their computer, with the SkypeOut feature, you can now call friends on their telephone on any service they are using at a low price with Skype Credit. Skype also has the typical IM service with font customization, emoticons and user avatars if you want to talk through messages with anybody from your list.
With Skype’s latest update the developer focused more on the video calls, the design of the application has been revamped especially for video conferences. This means it's been made wider so that video fits in perfectly with your written chat, your contact list and a toolbar to manage the conversation.
Skype offers the users an incredible communication experience with crystal clear sound but the video quality can sometime be pixelated.
An incredible feature implemented in Skype is the Facebook integration, besides giving you the news feed in Skype’s interface but also adds call and sms buttons to any of your friends that have their contact numbers. If you have Skype credit, you can call your Facebook friends if they aren’t online otherwise it is free.
Other VoiP applications don’t have the automatic call recovery feature, if your Internet drops for a few seconds even minutes, Skype will automatically connect you back into the video/call conference.
Overall, Skype is a must-have application for those who chat regularly, coordinate strategies in computer games or have a business conference call free of charge.
Skype enables you to communicate with your family and friends for free, wherever you are in the world.
All you need is an internet connection, a microphone and speakers. Skype offers numerous functions, such as audio and video calls (with or without a web-cam), chatting services, group chats, text messaging, file sharing, video-conferences and more. As well as calling your Skype contacts for free, you can call landlines and mobile phones internationally at reduced rates.
Skype comes simple to use, with a welcoming interface that feels intuitive from the start and easy to navigate. The program also has become quite popular in the business world for enabling long distance meetings or discussions with partners and clients globally.
Skype 5 offers two new, major developments:
First, it enables video conferences with up to 10 users at a time, perfect for group meetings.
Second, it can integrate your Facebook contacts in one click. You can now view your Facebook news feed and post Facebook updates in Skype at the same time, as well as comment on your friends’ walls. Best of all, you can call your Facebook friends on their landlines or mobiles directly with Skype if they also use the program.
Thumbs up to this new version of Skype, which as well as keeping all the wonderful call and chat functions and qualities of the previous versions, now enables mass videoconferences and integration with Facebook contacts.
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