Skype

Skype is a text, voice, and video-chatting platform that works using your Internet connection.

      Category: Communications

      Skype is a text, voice, and video-chatting platform that works using your Internet connection. Skype has branched off from a desktop software solution to work in mobile phones and household phones that just need a Wi-Fi or Internet connection to run. Like instant-messaging clients, Skype gives users a buddy list instead of a set of phone numbers.

      Over the years, Skype has also introduced a number of new features. One of the more interesting ones is SkypeOut, a service that lets Skype users call outside numbers, both long distance and international. They also have a service called SkypePrime that lets users create their own pay-by-the-minute lines for expert advice or consulting services.

      Web site: www.Skype.com

      Webware coverage: Skype set to launch Skype Pro service ; Skype 3 (still free)

      Winners in this category:

    • AIM
    • Gmail
    • GrandCentral
    • Meebo
    • Skype
    • Trillian
    • Windows Live Hotmail
    • Windows Live Messenger
    • Yahoo Mail
    • Yahoo Messenger

      Back to the Webware 100 Winners page

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
ZTE's wallet-friendly Grand X (pictures)
Lenovo reprises clever design for the Yoga Tablet 2 (Pictures)
Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)
Best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases
Make your own 'Star Wars' snowflakes (pictures)
Bento boxes and gear for hungry geeks (pictures)