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Skype for OS X

License:Freeware OS:Mac OS X 10.3+
Rating: Rated 5 Glowing Stars. Submitted:18 Apr 2005
File Size:6.74 MB

Skype is a simple bit of free software that lets you make free calls to your friends all over the world. You could think of Skpe as a big, free Internet telephony company.

Skype is quick and easy to get started with. Download, register, install, plug in your headset, speakers or USB phone and start calling your friends. The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don't even need to configure your firewall or router or any other networking gear. It just, you know... works!

And it doesn't just work on Windows, like some other software you may know. Skype is also for Mac OS X, Linux and PDAs using Pocket PC, with a native look and feel for each platform. Talking, sending instant messages or even file transfers work between different platforms like a charm.

If there weren't enough ways for you to contact your friends, Skype has a little thing called SkypeOut. It lets you make calls to "old-fashioned" phone numbers all around the world. Landlines, mobile phones... it works with almost all of them. SkypeOut is not free but it is pretty cheap, actually.

Skype also has lots of great features like high-capacity file transfers, encryption, high-quality audio, conferences with up to four others, a Global User Directory to search for friends, instant messaging and more.

Skype for OS X is licensed as freeware and is therefore free to download, use and keep.