Skype is one of the best known internet calling applications, but there are many alternatives that offer the same or more features for its users. So, in this article we will review the best alternatives to Skype and the main features of these alternatives, so you can find the application that best suits your needs.
Google Hangouts is probably the best Skype alternative in the market. It is a free service that allows you to make video calls between two or more users at no cost, share screen while you are in conference, share notes and documents with users who are on the call, and even paint the face of colleagues who They are with the webcam. In addition, it exists for both computer and mobile. Undoubtedly Hangouts is a very complete tool and a good alternative to Skype for both personal calls and work meetings.
FaceTime is a good alternative to Skype only if you are a Mac or iOS user. It is a simple program to make conferences from the iPhone, iPad or from a Mac computer.
Oovoo is a powerful video calling tool that competes directly with Skype, since it is completely free and allows you to make calls with up to 12 Oovoo users. Video calls can be recorded, screen sharing, video messages can be sent to all your contacts ... The tool can be used without downloading any program directly from Facebook, or with its program for Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad. Without a doubt, it is a very good alternative to Skype .
These are the best alternatives to Skype that currently exist in the market: the most complete, most used, and above all, free. But there are also other tools that look like Skype that we list below:
- Ekiga: very similar to FaceTime, but for Windows and Linux
- Tango: application of video calls, voice calls and internet messaging available for Android and iOS
- Jitsi: A good alternative to Skype, which also encrypts calls