The advent of the Voice Over IP technology revolutionized the world of communication. The Skype application is one of the frontrunners that pioneered voice and video communications over Internet Protocol. This free application sets the benchmark for quality calls using the PC. With the proliferation of mobile computing devices, Skype released the Mobile apps version of the software to cater to the teeming users of smartphones and tablets. Today, various versions of Skype are available for the Desktop, Mobile, Tablets.
The procedure of downloading and installing this application is easy. After installation, the program is launched and attempts to configure the various audio and camera devices on the system to work with the applications. Once the user is finished with the audio and Camera testing, the program is ready to use. As a Microsoft program, the user can use any Microsoft account with Skype or create a new skype account. After signing in, the user can add other Skype users through their username, phone number or email address.
The program supports text chat, voice chat, and video chat. Users can also choose to attend a conference with chat voice or video call. Chat supports emoticons and attachment transfers. It is one of the most comprehensive communication tools for computing devices.
Skype for Mac is licensed as freeware for Mac OS operating system. It is in instant messaging category and is available to all software users as a free download.