Skype is a free messaging app that supports video chat, text chat, phone calls over mobile and landline and instant messaging.
Skype really is the jack of all trades of the communication apps.
Easily keep in touch with your friends and family or jump on group calls for the next business meeting.
Skype supports group chats of up to 24 people, for text chats as well as HD video conferences.
The built in Giphy keyboard gives you room to express your feelings or current mood, and give your messages a personal touch.
The usual operator costs may apply when using Skype, or alternatively you can buy one of Skypes subscription packages which enable you to make calls world-wide, for next to nothing.
- Price: Free
- Category: Communication
- Developer: Skype
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How To Uninstall
- Tap Settings Menu
- Open The Application Manager
- Select The App
- Press "Uninstall"
- Tap & Hold App Icon
- Wait Until All App Icons Wiggle
- Release & Tap Small "X" Icon Above App
- Open The "Apps List"
- Select App To Remove
- Wait For Menu To Open
- Tap "Uninstall" In Newly Opened Menu
- Confirm "Yes" To Uninstall App
Personally, I really like Skype because in my daily business it enables me to quickly get in touch with anyone.
Even if they're offline at the moment I write the message, I know they will read it whenever they get online and I can then mentally put a check on this and move on.
I cannot deny that Skype offers a great set of services, that especially for Businesses, are very interesting but there are also some things I really dislike about Skype which are making my life harder than it should be, on a regular basis.
The Good Skype
As already mentioned, I know that pretty much all my business contacts have Skype, so I can reach anyone relatively easily, even while they're traveling.
You can leave them a message, jump on a quick audio or video call. Oftentimes the group chat feature also comes in very handy, especially to make or receive introductions to new clients.
It's super easy to add someone or give out the Skype contact of another person.
There are lots of useful tools available, you can now for example make a quick Paypal payment via Skype. Personally, I have never used it or needed it. But know some people who really love this feature to pay freelancers after doing a quick QA test on their work.
The Bad Skype
There are days when I feel like Skype is targeting me to mess only with me. You receive a call on your computer, but want to pick up on your mobile (Because for example your webcam isn't working), often my phone doesn't even start to ring before the other party already hung up.
If the Skype gods have a good day, and I'm able to pick up the Skype call from my lock-screen, it sometimes takes 30+ seconds for the app to start, and in this time most callers have already hung up because they thought there is a connection problem (Because to them the call was answered already).
If you then finally were able to get on a call with that other person, oftentimes the quality is so bad that I literally have to press the speaker against my ear to be able to hear what is being said. Followed by a quick hand-motion to bring the microphone in front of my mouth to answer...
The Normal Skype
Now, Skype also has normal days. On those days things just work, audio quality especially for international group calls or calls to cellphone numbers still isn't great, but doable. Those days are the majority and you can actually work with Skype as a helpful companion tool.
If you can live with the bad Skype days, it's actually a very useful app that can really help keeping in touch with family (weekly call to mom, or well, every day?) or getting *** done during work hours.
The fact that so many businesses use Skype is absolutely something that makes the decision easier.
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