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Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality. If you and your friends, family or business contacts are using webcams, you can also make free video calls. You can even call landlines and mobile phones at really cheap per minute rates.

What's new in this version:

* improvement: added NAT-PMP support
* improvement: added uPnP support
* improvement: added Authenticated Proxy support
* bugfix: 3-4 second delay when hanging up video call
* bugfix: sometimes Skype crashed when applying changes in Edit Profile window
* bugfix: "Add to Contacts" command was not working for 1-on-1 chats in history view
* bugfix: "Add to list" button was cut off in Start Conference and Add Users to Chat windows on Tiger
* bugfix: Safari 3.1 (4525.13) chats time-name were getting cut off.
* bugfix: Abnormal exit on declining two sent files.
* bugfix: Add and remove buttons were cut off in Send Contacts window on Leopard
* bugfix: Add to Contacts command didn't work in the context menu of the history list
* bugfix: Address Book phone numbers with custom tags were not shown in Skype
* bugfix: Call Transfer menu not updating when new contacts were added
* bugfix: Chats were loosing their topics
* bugfix: crash/hangup on skype credit change when old SMS chats open for long time
* bugfix: default call window height was too small
* bugfix: do not add chats without activity timestamp to event history
* bugfix: fix for delayed sms delivery notifications
* bugfix: flag icons not showing in upper case
* bugfix: Freeze with lots of Address Book contacts (>3000)
* bugfix: history entries became blank when right-clicked on Leopard
* bugfix: Improvements to audio sync
* bugfix: it was not possibl...

Operating System Support: Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC


Skype reviewReview for Skype

Skype rating 3.96 out of 5 based on 23 ratings. With 1 user reviews.

22222 Updates and Enhancements Make a Great App Even Better!

Skype is a wonderfully elegant piece of software for those users wanting to voice chat without iChat AV. Mac users are finally no longer second class citizens as far as Skype is concerned, as the Mac client can cross-network with the Windows versions, and even retains the Skype-to-phone SkypeOut feature. With the recent release, Mac users are now also able to initiate multi-participant conference calls, beating iChat to the market.

Audio quality is generally quite good even when using the internal mic on my PowerBook, and the friends with whom I tested the software had no problem hearing me clearly, which was suprising since my cable connection's limited upload bandwidth has occasionally caused audio chats in iChat AV to drop out. I have even had limited success using Skype on a modem connection, indicating a very efficient compression method.

Skype, Inc. advertises Skype as an improvement over iChat as their product is built from the ground up to be a voice client, even though it still retains niceties such as Instant Messaging and file transfer. Users who prefer not to use iChat because they do not have AIM accounts will find Skype indispensible for voice communications.

Overall, Skype, even in beta form on the Mac, is a very polished piece of software, and one can only expect more good things to come as the product nears final status.

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