Skype
Skype
8.53.0.85

1.5

Skype free download for Mac

Skype

8.53.0.85
09 October 2019

Voice-over-internet phone and chat software.

Overview

Skype allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the Internet without the inconvenience of long distance telephone charges. Using peer-to-peer data transmission technology, Skype eliminates the central server as a middle manager.

Today, millions of individuals and businesses are taking advantage of Skype's diverse communication features:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype
  • Landline and cellphone calling
  • SMS and instant messaging
  • Voicemail
  • Free video calls
  • Call forwarding to your phone when you're offline

Skype-to-Skype calls, video calls, and instant messaging are free, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. Users can make phone calls and send SMS messages at great value Pay-As-You-Go rates, or make unlimited calls to certain countries with a subscription.

What's new in Skype

Version 8.53.0.85:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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DragonMaster
08 September 2019

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A necessary piece of crap If you need to communicate with someone using the services that Skype offers Then there is little alternative. Video and audio are freakishly undependable. One moment you hear the other person, the next you don't. Constant bad connection warnings when it is Skype that is the problem. Lots of updates but zip gets better!
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Version 8.51.0.92
DennyPackard
18 September 2019
WARNING! There is a SERIOUS problem with this Version 8.52.0.138!! I have Skype version 8.51.0.92, but when I click on Check for Updates, it tells me that I have the latest version. When I go directly to the Skype website, it is version 8.51.0.92 that downloads!!!! When I click on MacUpdate's Download button, Version 8.52.0.138 downloads. WHY? I am NOT installing MacUpdate's Version 8.52.0.138 when it is NOT available from Skype itself!! Could this be a counterfeit, hacked, or virus-infected version from some unknown source? WARNING!
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Version 8.52.0.138
DragonMaster
08 September 2019
A necessary piece of crap If you need to communicate with someone using the services that Skype offers Then there is little alternative. Video and audio are freakishly undependable. One moment you hear the other person, the next you don't. Constant bad connection warnings when it is Skype that is the problem. Lots of updates but zip gets better!
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Version 8.51.0.92
Jer
29 August 2019
It's getting worse. Recent versions have made things smaller such as the app icon and icon text. And there are still no simple improvements to app functions that are missing since this "new version" took over. Still waiting for autocorrect to come back - it can spell check while I type, why is autocorrect missing?
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Version 8.51.0.92
Jeff-Schlueter
13 August 2019
Skype is great
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Version 8.51.0.72
abc_2
04 August 2019
Too painful with microsoft logins.Jumping through hoops. Now use whatsapp and messenger for free.
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Version 8.50.0.38
1 answer(s)
Joe-Porter
Joe-Porter
17 September 2019
Personally, I'd have nothing at all to do with WhatsApp.
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Version 8.52.0.138
George6
29 June 2019
skype was once a very good application, but since years microsoft works very hard on degrading it. there are weekly upgrades but never a visible change, the experience is terrible. things are not working. removed contacts are still visible. you cant reliably see your contacts status. etc etc. it is really a shame! microsoft should fire the complete skype team without notice!
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Version 8.48.0.51
2 answer(s)
HJRBR
HJRBR
16 July 2019
Since MS took over it is ridiculous! Nothing works. Not even to buy a credit!!! And that now for years.
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HJRBR
HJRBR
27 July 2019
Oops, something went wrong.
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Eric•Woehler
30 May 2019
It's rubbish. Has been since MS bought it. Glory days were when Skype 2.8 was the de facto app to use - great GUI and UX, small memory and screen footprint. MS contribution over the years has made Skype laughable product that is useless. So many better alternatives out there. So-called 'supporters' of Skype probably work for MS! ZERO stars if I could - it's rubbish!
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Version 8.46.0.60
1 answer(s)
zlazkow
zlazkow
27 June 2019
Nothing comes even close to Skype.
Statistics reflects all the facts about these "alternatives".
Maybe too many "improvements", but still performs the best.
Just enough for me to glance at the comments and reviews of all the alternatives, and number of downloads, just laughable.
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zlazkow
14 May 2019
Never had any problems with Skype since its inauguration 20 yrs ago.
NOTHING to complain about.
Suits my needs just perfectly. People complain because too many people expect too many features to be implemented. If that happens, then the same people will complain why Skype is so slow, sluggish....blah blah bleh bleh.. You can't please everyone.
Skype was and still is The BEST internet video communication system for vast majority of people.
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Version 8.45.0.43
Derekcurrie
21 March 2019
Zoom is an EXCELLENT professional alternative to faltering, blundering Skype. You can find it here on MU:
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/52421/zoom

Apparently, there's a bug in the MU interface such that the Zoom "cloud video conferencing solution for meetings" does NOT show up in the list when attempting to suggest software similar to Skype. It used to! I added it as a suggestion in Februrary! Now it's gone, with only the 'Zoom' game showing up in the list. Inexplicable, particularly since Skype shows up as an alternative to Zoom. Hmm.
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Version 8.41.0.54
Jer
12 March 2019
Now that Skype 7.x has been cut off we are forced daily to use this monstrosity. It just looks terrible, like it was created for 14 year old girls. Just today I realized that there is no longer any autocorrect. It underlines misspelled words but doesn't correct them like it used to. This is a system-wide feature and Skype only has to include it in the menus but doesn't.
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Version 8.41.0.54
Free

1.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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