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Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing
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What is Skype?

Skype鈥檚 text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
Skype is a tool in the Web and Video Conferencing category of a tech stack.

Who uses Skype?

Companies
1012 companies reportedly use Skype in their tech stacks, including Typeform, Starbucks, and PedidosYa.

Developers
4612 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Skype.

Skype Integrations

Gupshup Enterprise, Sameroom, OnePageCRM, Franz, and Microsoft Bot Framework are some of the popular tools that integrate with Skype. Here's a list of all 13 tools that integrate with Skype.

Why developers like Skype?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Skype
Skype Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Skype in their tech stack.

Dmitry Mukhin
Dmitry Mukhin
at Uploadcare | 10 upvotes 29.7K views
atUploadcareUploadcare
Zoom
Zoom
Skype
Skype
Webex
Webex
Google Hangouts Chat
Google Hangouts Chat

Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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Mark Nelissen
Mark Nelissen
CTO at Gemsotec bvba | 5 upvotes 35.3K views
Slack
Slack
HipChat
HipChat
Stride
Stride
Skype
Skype
Mattermost
Mattermost

I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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Julien DeFrance
Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter | 2 upvotes 18.1K views
atSmartZipSmartZip
Join.me
Join.me
Skype
Skype
Zoom
Zoom
#VideoConferencing
#Dialpad

Which VideoConferencing software to use?

Join.me, #GoToMeeting, Google, Skype... Many of the previous software I experienced disappointed me or my team in many ways: problems joining, voice/video issues, having to register or install software first. And easily, each time we just waste 10-15mn waiting for everyone to join.

Too many signs it was time for a change.

At my previous company, SmartZip, I made the switch to #UberConference. A Dialpad service. We're currently using Zoom at Stessa. I really like it too.

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Tom Klein
Tom Klein
CEO at Gentlent | 2 upvotes 13.2K views
atGentlentGentlent
G Suite
G Suite
Skype
Skype
Zendesk
Zendesk

We decided to use G Suite, Skype, and Zendesk, due to its great UI and simple solutions to organizational problems.

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leannematlach
leannematlach
Skype
Skype

SmartLogic values communication very highly. We use Skype to keep the conversation going with our clients and we use it internally, too. Skype

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Blair Gemmer
Blair Gemmer
Chief Technology Officer at TOMIS | 1 upvotes 3.2K views
Skype
Skype

Because I have to... easy to do quick conference calls and screen-sharing. Skype

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Jobs that mention Skype as a desired skillset

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Skype's Features

  • Calling- Make free Skype to Skype calls or call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates.
  • Video- Catch up face to face or get a whole group together on a video call.
  • Messaging- You're always in the loop with instant messaging, voice messaging and sending texts.
  • Sharing- Send photos, videos and files of any size.

Skype Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Skype?
Zoom
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Discord
Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
Microsoft Teams
See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.
Google Hangouts
Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
Slack
Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That鈥檚 Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
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Skype's Followers
4120 developers follow Skype to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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