Skype Reviews

Skype Reviews

Skype

Multi-channel communications software

4.28/5 (1,761 reviews)
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Jimmy Martínez Moran

The Best Software All-in-One for Communicating via Chat, Voice and Video Calls for your Bussiness.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-13
Review Source: Capterra

-Good Quality of Voice and Video on the calls. -Up to 250 participants can join the same meeting. -You can schedule your meetings with coworkers in your agenda very easily on Outlook, when the meeting it's about to start you get notified by email. -Easy to setup a video conference for non technical Users. -Easy to for sharing content files between your contacts. -No need for a desktop client installed on your machine, you can use Skype directly on your browser. -You can record the video calls in High Definition. -For presentation meetings it has a built-in option where a host of the meeting can for share and display a PowerPoint presentations between the participants, also has the hability to make a participant into a host. -You can see the status (available, busy, in a meeting) of all your contacts before contacting them. -Perfect Integration with Office 365 and Outlook calendar, it makes it easy for you if you accept or decline a meeting invitation. -You can choose several status, if you are busy you can choose "busy" and you won't get disturbed by side chats or notifications. -We use it organization-wide so I can contact a colleague when they may be on the phone or in a meeting. -Allowing side conversations during meetings and calls -You can share your desktop view or a program with coworkers. -For Conference meetings you can use a Whiteboard option for transmiting better your ideas. -In meetings you can create Polls or Q & A with your participants.

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Anonymous

Simple integration with Outlook but the recent conversations list gets a little messy.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-30
Review Source: Capterra

It generally saves time when trying to contact co-workers who work in different countries. While I don't deal with the finances, I believe this will also save the money associated with long distance calls as well.Having used this software for over a year I must say that it has made communication across countries much easier. As long as a person is within your organization (company email address) you can message/call them quite easily. No need to search for them, then add them, wait them them to accept etc. However favorites can be added for quick chats or calls. My favorite feature is the integration with Outlook. While sending an email to a colleague I can see by their status if they are busy, available , away or on a call. It also sets up automatic links for meeting invites you create with the invitation for others to meet online. Invitations can also be sent to persons who do not have a company email address through the use of a generated link to the meeting room. Even though it's made by Microsoft, it installs fairly easily on Mac and mobile devices and tablets. You can literally take your meetings anywhere! It of course includes the usual features such as files sharing, screen sharing, and histories across devices.

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alfredo roldan

Skype Empresarial allows me to chat and communicate with my colleagues in a fun and professional way

Reviewed 2018-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

It is a great improvement on the previous communication tool that was used, but it is by no means perfect. I like that you also have a mobile application for when it is not quickly available on your desktop, and that it also allows calls and file transfers. The user interface is very intuitive, which makes the software very easy to use. Skype for Business is the best communication software for your daily work. It literally allows me to work from home, while traveling or in the office. The user interface is very intuitive, which makes the software very easy to use. Skype for Business (Lync) is, by far, the best communication software for your daily work. It literally allows me to work from home, while traveling or in the office. It is integrated directly into the Office 365 suite of applications and inserts practical actions automatically; for example, you can directly initiate an invitation to a meeting with Skype dial-up details from Outlook.The best and most applicable part of Skype for Business is the conversation / chat function. In a fast-paced environment, it is much more informal and easier to use compared to email or picking up the phone. It is also good to see the status of my colleagues and if they are at your desk, in a meeting, or are available to call or chat. The interface is easy to use and I like the size of the window, since it is automatically loaded. It is not necessary for the window to be full screen, but it is not too small to interfere with other

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Multi-channel communications software

Sam Nichols

Making the World Smaller (in a Good Way)

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

Through talking to the CEO of an aerospace startup on Skype, I was able to land a job with a huge salary and a percentage in the company that could turn me into a multi-millionaire (and possibly billionaire). All because I was able to talk to someone from another country who needed a web developer for his startup.As a founding member of a startup with scientists and engineers all across the world, it's important that we have software that allows group meetings and simple file transfer. Typically connectivity is great, with a strong internet connection, and the sound quality is often much better than phone calls (though obviously not as good as in-person meetings). We often transfer files, so that feature is great, and I love that we can screenshare with each other during a call and go over our website and marketing materials together.

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J. Alex Miller

Efficient and fun messaging app for office communications

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

I use this program on a daily basis and find that Skype for Business' emoji's are becoming one of the most common methods of communication for my colleagues. Our edition of Skype for Business includes over 40 emoji's, with the majority of them animated. A quick, "thumbs up" often feels like the right response to a quick office survey or invitation, while the bowing emoji may be the way you wish to say, "you're welcome." The wide range of emoji's are both entertaining and effective for a wide variety of professional and casual text-based communications. The video-based communication feature performs flawlessly on my office's 3-year old operating system and easily supports presentations visible to large groups. I have personally attended a presentation with over fifty individuals in attendance without too much of an issue. This feature also worked well with office headsets and allowed the use of the mute and volume buttons via the headset volume controls. The group text feature is one of the most commonly used features within our office, where multiple users can click and drag content into the text message space to quickly share it with the group. Overall, my office has been very pleased with the ease of use and humorous capabilities of all these features.

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Stefan Trbojevic

Perfect too for team collaboration across the globe.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-26
Review Source: Capterra

You can communicate with hundreds of people and don't lose focus, tabbed sorting of chats just help you with that. If you can't sort it out with your college you can always get on quick call, or quick video call, or simply present your desktop and show them what you really meant. Best thing about Skype for Business is it's VOIP capability, Voice Conversations and Video Chats work just great, i have to say that i haven't had any hiccup with Skype for Busieness while on important Meetings, calls, presentations. Other great function is that you can set Skype meeting, get permanent link to your meeting and schedule it to your Outlook calendar. Which is really neat and can help you stay organized and don't have and conflicts with other scheduled meetings you might have. There is also great option which i use a lot, it is called Skype Conversation. in Skype conversation you can have limitless number of people, where you can work on a given task. Currently at my work space we have one main Conversation that numbers around 70 people and it works just perfectly.

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Multi-channel communications software

Mykea Johnson

Skype for Business is phenomenal

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-02
Review Source: Software Advice

Skype for business is a great as A stand-alone communication tool but even better if you are using it within your organization structure along with Microsoft Suite. I have used this within some great companies and have found this to be a very effective communication tool. The fact that you can share relevant information as a team or within private messages makes it easy to track communication. If use with outlook it can back up conversations you have previously had or missed within outlook. When using a Skype thread you can go scroll back through the conversation to recap things that were said. You can also set appointment to your calendar, share important documents on the fly, and video chat if needed to share screens. Skype has worked wonders in our team ability to collaborate. We can see if you are online, busy, on a call, within a meeting, etc when contacting an employee. If sync with your phone, you can work with your team on the go.

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Multi-channel communications software

Muneeba Feroze

Great Communication Tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-08
Review Source: Capterra

Skype for business is perhaps the best video chat and messaging tool that enables professionals around the world to communicate with each other. This is the perfect software for companies which have multiple offices across multiple locations. Even when I'm traveling, I am always in touch with my colleagues in my office so I am full aware of the things happening in my absence. Through the instant messaging feature, I am also able to send "beeps" or "pokes" to someone who's reply is needed urgently. I can even share my screen so I can even make presentations if I'm away. A very important tool in business lifeSkype business allows to organize your contacts under custom categories Integrates with Outlook Makes screen sharing with huge groups really easy setup very similar to regular skype. Status updates are also a big plus so we can know if people are in meetings or not Skype is one of the cheapest VoIP services available, offering subscriptions with unlimited minutes. A Safe and Secure Product by Microsoft Can save out on a lot of expenses using video calls while traveling A MUST have product by corporates Makes communication very easy The instant messaging app is quite useful Files, media and documents could be sent easily and quickly

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Multi-channel communications software

Houston Barnett

Works well, when it works...

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-15
Review Source: Software Advice

Easy to use, intuitive, and simple. Makes screen sharing and conference calls simple and effective. Great for simple chats and pinging someone with a basic question or an FYI.

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Multi-channel communications software

Dean Borissiouk

Highly improved messenger with functionality

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-06
Review Source: Capterra

You can quickly communicate with coworkers, friends etc. without leaving your computer. Been able to see if some one is ok online is extremely helpful and saves time by reducing pointless calls. The messaging, remote desktop, presentation mode, contacts details all improve functionality of this software and helps you fulfill almost every office communication task.This product is great as you can quickly and easily contact someone whether via message or call. You can see someones status ie: online or away which is extremely handy and time saving. The software also lets you find people in your organisation when you complete a search funtion. This software is great for presentations with the ability to host and or connect to others with range of usefull features. Last great thing is remote connection to another computer has become easier than a sneeze. Forget about tweaking millions of settings in order for remote connection to work properly, this does all the hard work for you.

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Multi-channel communications software

Exson Meza

Skype as a tool for remote communication to strengthen the integration of work teams.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

Thanks to Skype as a tool for communication at a distance with the work teams, operating costs were reduced and the execution times of the strategic instructions of the organization were improved. The communications and national group meetings with the local instances in the organization have been possible through the use of Skype, which allows the application of the technical technical tools for real-time evaluation. the use of Skype has allowed the organization to reduce the expenses in the payment of logistics, maintenance of vehicles, per diem, rent of premises, sound and presentation equipment, and air tickets. Optimization in response times and the implementation of strategic instructions for the organization have been reduced. I like it because with this application I can communicate with the work teams from anywhere in the world at a distance through individual and group calls and video calls, send instant messages and share files. I like to use it because I can communicate with clients quickly, because it is an application that makes calls to any part of the world, calls landlines and mobiles, makes group calls to establish ordinary and extraordinary meetings. You can make individual and group video calls. send images, emoticons, text messages, voice message. Share files, share the screen in two or group. are tools aimed at maximizing the use of time in organizations, a product that every day businesses are more demanding and dynamic, by when it requires time to take advantage of the most efficient way to make decisions in a timely manner.

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Multi-channel communications software

Kit Baty

Nothing makes it easier to communicate to colleagues than Skype

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-24
Review Source: Capterra

Easy, convenient communication with colleagues and in a variety of ways.Formerly "MS Lync for Windows", Skype for Business does the little things well. And the big things. Need to find a colleague in the directory? Need to set an "Out of Office"? Need to add or replace your profile photo? Have a chat conference with more than one colleague? Make a phone call to a co-worker or anyone else (inside or outside work)? No problem. Just do it from the app - easily. The app is a nice, compact footprint so it doesn't interfere with any other apps that are open. My favorite task you can do within Skype is video conference and/or share screen. No need for another third party software app - it is included in Skype - AND it is easy. If you are sensing a trend here - you're right. Skype for Business makes doing the things you want/need to accomplish as easy as a mouse click.

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Multi-channel communications software

Anonymous

Great way to keep in touch with friends and family, all around the world!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

I used to live and work in the Philippines, as well as all over America. Audio and video calls are simple, easy and free with this (app to app) service, and it is quite remarkable. I like how easy it is to use, and a list of features. I like that I can easily drag, drop, and share images and files into a chat conversation. I love that I can start an audio call, switch to video, start a screen share, and message while on a call. There is no other service out there that offers ALL of these options in one package. If you do need to purchase a phone service to call real phones, or even have a real phone number where you can be called, their pricing is surprisingly decent! Compare it to a cellular phone plan or land-line, you'll be pleasantly shocked.

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Multi-channel communications software

Anonymous

The quintessential video conferencing experience.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-15
Review Source: Capterra

Thanks to Skype, we were able to attract and engage clients remotely who were either too far to travel to, or who couldn't afford to add the cost of our travelling for meetings to their project. The security and trust that comes from seeing a live face in a video conferencing meeting has helped clients make the decision to trust our services when interacting with us remotely.When a brand becomes a verb, like "Skype me", is a sign that it's done the right thing for a long time. The robust video conferencing and screen sharing is invaluable, and instant messaging also great for quick communication in light of the focus being video conferencing helps maintain a professional appearance, as opposed to social network instant messages which also offers video conferencing on the side. The ubiquity of this early market leader (nay, pioneer) may be fading somewhat, but it still has a very wide adoption. The recent addition of adding contacts based on their email or phone from your address book has hugely facilitated it's usage and adoption by a wider audience. There's been a great reduction in the number of spam contacts requests, which tells me the developers are working to eliminate it.

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Anonymous

Great Communication Tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-09
Review Source: GetApp

I have been using Skype for about 10 years and I will say it has come a long way in terms of reliability and functionality. I've used the software to talk with people while gaming, have conference calls/meetings, or just to catch up with family and friends if we're far away from one another and wanted to chat over webcam. Assuming both parties internet connections are fairly strong, the video and voice quality is always great and clear. In addition, I love how you can share different pictures, document, files, or even screen share if need be. Screen sharing is great because if you are having computer troubles or your parents are you can easily hop on Skype and see the other persons screen and tell them what to do. Skype is a great tool and the fact that (almost) all it's features are free is amazing!

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Eyamir Ugueto

A very profitable experience since it allowed me to present my online postgraduate thesis

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-23
Review Source: Capterra

It allowed me to make the presentation of my postgraduate thesis from the food of my house, without having to trasaladarme to another state, and I offer all the tools such as sharing the power point presentation, use the blackboard for the question and answer session, to be able to share the screen to be able to visualize all of us, which gave us a feeling of being all in the same room. On the other hand, it allows me to keep in touch with companies and colleagues who are in different countries and to carry out projects togetherA very rewarding experience because it allowed me to present my thesis online graduate can share the PowerPoint presentation to the jury, have a nice friendly environment, allowing us feel as if we were all in the same place. It also allows me to schedule meetings with colleagues and companies that are geographically distant and can choose to meet instantly or schedule the meeting from Outlook for later, providing personalized meeting URLs. And for me one of its main advantages is that it is compatible with different operating systems such as Windows, Windows, iOS, to Android.ya Mac, allowing you to connect from any device as: PC / Mac, iPhone, iPad, conference phone VoIP, on the other hand, allows to share the video, the file exchange and the call in a uniform and friendly interface, which gathers everything in a single platform. Its characteristics, like the blackboard in the odos together, can make drafts, draw and edit as if we were in the same room, it is really useful. It also facilitates integrated instant messaging which allows us to send instant messages during business meetings to offer new ideas. Free online meetings for up to 10 people without a subscription, and unlimited for those who have a subscription, also provides online supports

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Anonymous

Great app for Messaging and video calls

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

The great features are for using this application: Instant Messaging, video calls, share docs and other files, ability to chat on the go via mobile app, ability to invite multiple attendees, create groups for chats, and much more.Skype for business is a great application because as a user i am able to do a few things such as; Obviously Messaging, video calls, create groups and chat within, but more importantly i am able to share documents and images, and also skype for bushiness sync well with outlook. The is the most important feature I love, since all my meetings automatically pull up skype messaging. Moreover, there is an app for android and IOS users to use skype for business and it syncs well with the desktop application i can take my calls and messaging on the go if i am not at my desk. Also i can record my sessions for meetings which is built in the app. And last but not the least is, the status; Skype for business is the best feature of all, i am able to see who is on the call or is busy or even available.

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Anjali Gupta

Using skype from last 4 years, wonderful experience for view conferencing and screen sharing.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-09
Review Source: Capterra

I use this software almost every day and mostly its instant message feature that we use to communicate with team members of offshore and onshore teams. Other main use of this software for me is that we need to share screen content and it gives us flexibility for sharing the screen. Moreover its very easy to learn and understand. You can used to this simple but feature enrich software in few days. Calling is also a good experience with this software. Call recording is an additional feature provided in this software that we used to use when we are receiving some kind of training or Knowledge transfer sessions. Scheduling meetings and easy view of the schedules agendas is too that i like about this software. I use app as well as windows version of this software. One good thing is even when yo are offline and somebody pings you, you receive an email for the missed conversation.

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J Jerome Ong

My experience is generally great. Skype is highly accessible making it convenient to use.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-07
Review Source: Capterra

Nearly uninterruptible availability when it comes to communications. As long as there is an internet connection, you are reachable through Skype.The biggest strength of Skype is accessibility. You can access it through your mobile devices via the app, from your desktop or laptop via the Skype program or even from a public computer through a browser. This makes Skype accessible virtually anywhere there is an internet connection. So if you are in a business trip in a foreign city and you find yourself in a situation where you lost your mobile devices and your laptop, you can still connect to Skype from a public computer via a browser and report the incident to your organization's security officer.

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Anonymous

Very easy to use and setup

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-14
Review Source: Capterra

Productivity and collaborationWe deployed this software at our company where we had no instant messaging software before. The servers are relatively easy to setup (we do not use Enterprise voice, which would make it more complex) and the deployment to all our users was really quick. It's very easy to bulk activate/deactivate users with PowerShell, and once we had the servers in place and had our users trained it has required very minimal maintenance. Our users enjoy instant messaging and screen sharing. It did take some time to get those trained who were used to using GoToMeeting before, but now that it's been a few years the training issues have slowed down. I personally use this product everyday and can't imagine my work day without it.

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Anonymous

The software meets the needs of our organization

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-30
Review Source: Capterra

easy, instant, inexpensive communication to my teams. At a glance view of employee status (on or offline). Group conversations - good supplement to lengthy phone calls and meetings. Better, more real time sharing of information. easy teleconference implementation. It is relatively intuitive and easy to roll out enterprise wide. From what I understand, the software is far less expensive than other competitors. It integrates seamlessly with Outlook which is very helpful, especially if you are scheduling tons of teleconferences. the contact panel is easy to manage various teams/groups of employees and pulls from your global address book.

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Enrrique Perdomo

Excellent for communication inside and outside the company.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-17
Review Source: Capterra

To accelerate and guarantee the progress of your company, you must have a first-class communication between teams anywhere, and Skype for Business is excellent for this task, besides its cost is acceptable for medium-sized companies, it offers a first class service Permit to make video calls, video conferences and many other things, always keep the communication anywhere, being always accessible to your work team or workers of the company, also has an excellent point in favor that is the integration with office can submit very easy document or presentations at meetings, plus the VoIP service is very reliable and high quality, really that this tool offers many first-rate services that will help your company always.

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Leola Smith

Skype for business is awesome.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

We use the video portion to a large extent, but the whiteboard and instant messaging functions also work very well for better collaboration. Screen sharing is also a very useful feature. Skype for Business (Lync) is, by far, the best communication software for your daily work. It literally allows me to work from home, while traveling or in the office. It is also good to see the status of my colleagues and if they are at your desk, in a meeting, or are available to call or chat. The interface is easy to use and I like the size of the window, since it is automatically loaded, It integrates with other Microsoft applications. Video conferencing is excellent when team members are not in the same location (across the country or in the world) and reduces the cost of calls. Skype offers a unified communications system with multiple formats including videoconferencing, telephone, im and email, all available on a single platform.

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Anonymous

Great way for Business Communication

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-12-01
Review Source: Capterra

As a company we really benefit as we save a lot of money from not having to fork out a lot on travel expenses as we can communicate via a video call. Additionally we also save a lot of time as we have a easily accessibly address list at hand available where we can search for not only numbers but names making us more efficient at work. Finally one big benefit is the ability to forward calls on so we can use to on multiple devices if we are not at our desk meaning we never miss a call at all.- You can add up to 250 to an online meeting. - The ability to chat via messaging rather then ringing, this means I can quickly write a message and let someone get back to me when they can if they are unable to answer the phone. - Its really handy being able to type a number and see the name as well, or in contrast typing the name of someone and having the number come up so I can easily find someone in the business quickly. - Helps the business save on travel expenses as we can easily communicate from a skype video call. - It integrates with other Microsoft products which we use within the business which is really handy. - Works on all devices that are used within the business whether that be iOS, Android and windows phone.

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shaik abdul samad irfan

Best app for connecting the group of people is just a head by sharing a link,Instant Message anytime

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-20
Review Source: Capterra

This is one the best application that connects the world class business even small or big by sharing the link we can connect multiples to join the meeting. Instant Messages internal and external organisation to communicate.We can Record meetings, share your screen, and annotate PowerPoint for real-time collaboration with up to 250 people. We can use whiteboard, polls, Q&A, and built-in IM during your business meetings to make them more productive.Complete control of the meeting which includes voice mute for attendees and presenter control the screen.Provides Best trust in business-quality meetings with encrypted video and audio streams and provides 24/7 support when needed.Unlimited number of meetings,URL sharing,screen sharing, Custom build accessories.

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