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Skype is one of the best voice over IP services and instant messaging clients that comes with a powerful set of call, video, messaging and sharing capabilities.
The program can be run on several platforms, such as Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, BlackBerry 10, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone, as well as tablets with Windows 8.1 and touch PCs.
Account Registration and Pre-Configuration
You can log in with your Skype account or skip this step by entering the authentication parameters from Microsoft or Facebook.
As soon as you can log in, the program reveals a setup wizard designed to help you verify your sound and video when testing your speakers, microphone and webcam, and establish a profile picture when taking a picture or uploading a custom photo from your computer.
Intuitive User Interface
Taking into account that the utility aims to integrate the options of calls, video, messaging and shared use in a single design, it manages to successfully deliver a clean and intelligent design so that it is not lost by browsing or modifying its characteristics.
Skype lists all your contacts in the main window, provides quick access to recent conservations and allows you to search for contacts by name, Skype name or email, or you can save a phone number.
In addition, you can check your contacts updates, call mobile phones and landlines with the help of the built-in dial pad, create a group to send instant messages and files, and change their status (online, absent, do not disturb, Invisible or Offline)
Call and video functions
Skype gives you the ability to call any other person on Skype, call mobile phones and landlines worldwide, establish a group of people in a single call or video call, divert your Skype calls to any phone and enable a function Smart video to get closer with a face to face catch up.
Send messages and share data
The tool gives you the freedom to send a message during video sessions, make use of the instant messaging service to chat with your friends and create voice messages.
The instant messaging panel stays very simple, and you can insert several emoticons, drag and drop files (whether documents, images, photos or videos) directly into the conversation window, search for words using Bing, delete or copy messages to the clipboard, Edit the messages sent directly in the conversation panel and sort the messages by Skype or SMS.
Contact management and other useful functions.
You can view a user's profile, rename it, add it to Favorites or a personalized list, mark the conversation as unread, block a person, view old messages, delete a user from Contacts and hide the selected conversation.
In addition, the tool allows you to send contact details on Skype simply by dragging and dropping the contact in the chat, sharing your computer screen, as well as sending instant messages, enabling video calls with your Facebook friends and watching news directly from Skype .
Skype allows you to back up your contacts in VCF file format, sort contacts by line or name, reveal Outlook contacts, hide those who are disconnected and enable instant messaging notifications.
Free unlimited worldwide phone calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world
Skype video (webcam), see who you are talking to with free video calls
Chat with up to 100 people in group chats
Superior sound quality: better than your normal phone
Your calls are encrypted "end to end" for superior privacy
The friends list shows you when your friends are online and ready to talk or chat
It works with all firewalls, NATs and routers, nothing to configure!
Super simple and easy to use.
Based on cutting-edge peer technology developed by the creators of Kazaa and Joltid
SkypeOut You can call a real phone number from Skype. This is not free as Skype calls to Skype, but it is cheaper than the call would normally cost.
SkypeIn. In order for people to call their Skype account from a phone, they need a SkypeIn number to give them. Receiving phone calls costs you nothing, but it will charge the caller the same rate as if you were calling a real phone.