When you need to connect, but can’t in person.
Sarah Lightman | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 03, 2018

When you need to connect, but can’t in person.

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Skype

I use Skype to contact and work with other artists when they don’t have Apple products. I use it for interviews when a job far away needs to interview me face to face. I also use it for contacting my family who live far away.
  • I think it is a great too for connecting with family and building professional relationships.
  • I think it is a tool that provides convenience because you can skype whenever is suitable for you.
  • I think it is easily accessible to call and connect.
  • I like that the Skype can be free depending on your needs.
  • Useful to connect to all no matter what system they use Sndroid, PC, or Mac.
  • I’ve definitely have had connection and picture issues with the software even when the internet was good.
  • I don’t like that some calls were dropped or interrupted at random.
  • If someone does have an Apple product, it is faster and easier to use Facetime, as no logging in is required.
  • The Skype interviews I have had were successful and there weren’t any issues connecting.
  • Still finding calls to sometimes have bad connection that interferes with getting to the conversation.
  • I wish paid features weren’t highly encouraged while I’m connecting with family.
It stacks up mainly because it is well known and many people are familiar with it or have used it at least once. It is the modern day instant messenger. It’s fairly easy to sign up and create an account and to find other accounts.
I had an interview with a company that was South East and I am based in Los Angeles. We were able to connect and communicate clearly with Skype. I have also connected with family easily on Skype. This allowed my family to see and understand me better than just with text or phone.

However, I have sometimes been contacted by robot accounts and strangers before that weren’t pleasant conversations.

Skype Feature Ratings

High quality audio
9
High quality video
8
Low bandwidth requirements
7
Mobile support
8
Desktop sharing
10
Whiteboards
Not Rated
Calendar integration
Not Rated
Meeting initiation
8
Integrates with social media
Not Rated
Record meetings / events
Not Rated
Slideshows
Not Rated
Live chat
9
Audience polling
Not Rated
Q&A
Not Rated
User authentication
Not Rated
Participant roles & permissions
Not Rated
Confidential attendee list
Not Rated