Essential Apps – Skype

Skype is an application that allows you to talk as though on a phone through the internet using your computer or handheld device. It is an excellent communication tool to support remote working and to bring teams together to work on their business. We would have struggled to get ImpKISS off the ground without it.

You are able to connect with people over the internet wherever they are in the world for no extra cost than your existing internet connection charges, although you will have to pay for extra functionality.

You have the option to do a video call if you have a camera on the device you are using which will allow the people on the call to see each other.

Skype allows you to make group calls, so several people can participate in the one call. This is currently free voice calls but multiple user video conferencing does attract extra charges.

Skype also has a useful Instant Messaging (IM) facility that allows non-verbal communicate between individuals on the call or can simply be used outside of a call scenario to send IMs.

So check it out if you haven’t already. If nothing else you may save a few pennies on the phone bill!