The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 6.2
Skype is the most popular VoIP (Voice over IP) application that ever existed. Its name is instantly associated with comprehensive communication possibilities by users from all around the world.
Skype is more than just a tool to make phone calls over the Internet, it’s a complete solution for almost any kind of communication needs.
What made Skype so popular is a combination of advantages, such as the fact that it provides free Skype-to-Skype calls, its interface is easy-to-use, intuitive and accessible even to novices, and the calls have very high quality especially when compared to other similar applications. The high quality of the voice calls provided by Skype is famous, explaining why Skype is also being widely used by gamers despite the fact that Skype is not created specifically for them while a lot of other voice communications tools are. This small paradox is very relevant in illustrating how powerful and highly-appreciated Skype is.
Skype is a powerful and feature-rich application. It also includes support for video calls and instant text messaging, file sharing, group calls and a lot more. It’s also pretty easy-to-use: it lets you easily create your account and edit your profile, add contacts and phone numbers, organize your contacts in easily manageable groups, and enjoy video calls, voice calls or simple text messaging (both instant messaging and SMS messages). Even the options that Skype doesn’t offer for free, such as calling mobiles and landlines worldwide, are very cheap and therefore appealing to anyone. Another great feature of Skype is its compatibility and integration with other popular services (Facebook, Hotmail) and applications (such as MS Office).
There’s no need for a simple reviewer to tell you that Skype is truly worth trying. The fact that Microsoft intends to replace its Windows Live Messenger with the Skype service perfectly shows just how popular, appreciated and useful Skype got to be.