- User Interface
Maximize Skype’s full potential as it finally launches its official iPad app. Here is our complete review:
The new Skype is now optimized so you can enjoy its features even better on the iPad’s full screen. If you have iPad 2, you can call, video call (two-way), or send instant messages to your Skype friends with just a click.
Skype’s video call certainly makes you feel as if you are talking face-to-face with the person since the screen is now bigger and the sound is clearer. Truly bigger and better than Facetime, if I may say. However, you need an internet connection (Wi-Fi or 3G) to use this app and be able to communicate with anyone around the globe.
Aside from being able to use both landscape and portrait modes, iPad 2’s front and back cameras are both working as well. You can choose to show your face or your view and change the camera options even while in the middle of a conversation with your pal.
Your Skype friends are also categorized into different tags. You can view all your Skype and iPad contacts, those online, and even your saved phone numbers. Your recent activities are also displayed on the left side of the screen and you also have a History function to check your previous calls and messages.
Skype also lets you even call to landlines and mobiles for a very cheap price. You can enjoy this feature either by buying Skype credits or by paying a monthly subscription fee.
On the downside, Skype app hangs at times, though I never really experienced it crashing when I use it on my iPad 2.
Skype is available on iTunes for free.
Easy to use and navigate; optimized; allows you to communicate to anyone, anywhere; landscape and portrait modes available; front and back cameras are working; different tags; History function;
Internet connection needed; hangs at times;
Skype is one of the most valuable programs that people use these days. Having it on the iPad makes it even better as you can enjoy its features on the go with the iPad’s wide screen.
Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
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