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When I was thinking about the software that has been most influential in my business, I started with Skype. It’s what helped me connect to the world and grow my business. But when it comes down to it, there are 13 products from this company that have really made a difference for me. Here’s a list of them:
Skype is one of those companies where you can feel their product philosophy as soon as you start using their stuff. They want us to live life fully connected to each other, and they do everything possible to make sure we can do just that. This is why I love them so much!
Skype – This is what helped me connect to the world and grow my business. I take it everywhere with me, like when I’m at a conference and can’t get in touch with anyone or need to set up an impromptu meeting.*
Skype Calls: They’re free! And they work on our computers AND phones without any fussing around. What’s not to love? Plus you don’t have to worry about other people seeing your number because of their clever caller ID feature. It shows them as “unknown” unless they call back (though you give permission during setup).*
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I love that this company has been around for so long, too. It’s a market leader, and it has the clout to hold its own against other big players like Google Hangouts, which I think is really important when you’re trying to get your message out there.
Skype Calls: They’re free! And they work on our computers AND phones without any fussing around. What’s not to love? Plus you don’t have to worry about other people seeing your number because of their clever caller ID feature. It shows them as “unknown” unless they call back (though you give permission during setup).
Skype for Business: I use this service to host webinars and have meetings with clients, which is really handy considering it’s free too! You don’t need a lot of fancy equipment or software because all the business necessities are in there, including conference calls, video chats, screen sharing – oh my goodness that was so helpful when we were renovating our kitchen last year!! – and even team messaging tools if your office has more than one person using the program. Plus it syncs up perfectly with Outlook Calendar. What could be better?
Caller ID requires subscription; can only see caller id on iPad
Screen Sharing requires subscription; can only see screen on iPad
Skype for Web: I use this to talk with clients or colleagues and show them my screens. It’s really great because it’s a lot cheaper than using GoToMeeting monthly, but the quality is almost as good. Plus you don’t need any fancy equipment that takes up space in your office! Perfect if you work from home occasionally too. Only works over Wi Fi (no cellular connection) so make sure wherever you are has WiFi before trying to connect
Requires payment during setup – $0.00 per month unless used more than 11 hours a month, then there’s an additional charge of $0%/month based on usage
Screen sharing requires Skype Pro subscription
Only works on iPad and Macs, not Windows or Linux
Can only see caller ID if you’re using an iPad
Call quality is really good since it’s a VoIP call – but sometimes there can be some lag when talking with people in different time zones. You may need to configure your router for best performance by tweaking the settings like QOS (quality of service).
Clear sound; no distortion at all even during calls over 100 miles away! It also provides plenty of volume so I don’t have to worry about yelling while other parties are outside or too far from the microphone. The speakerphone feature is great, especially when I’m multitasking around my house. Plus
Skype for Business, a ruggedized tablet that can withstand the most rigorous conditions.
The “Smart Lights” app to turn on and off lamps from anywhere in the world!
A 360° flexible tripod mount with integrated Bluetooth remote control camera shutter function to capture immersive content without worrying about holding an additional device or running into cords.
And much more…
As seen on PCMag.com: The 13 Skype Software Sarl Products I Can’t Live Without: A Review
This article was originally published by “PC Magazine”*
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I’ve spent a lot of time on Skype Software Sarl products in the last few years. I started using them because they were my job, but now I can’t imagine life without them! Here are 13 Skype Software Sarl software that have become essential to me:
Google Chrome’s Data Usage Monitor Tool (DUMT)
Gmail Backup and Restore Addon for Firefox or Safari Extension by Litmus Labs. This is an offline Gmail access application with awesome features such as Sync All Folders and Find Messages From A Specific Date – Chronological Mode Only. It allows you to work with your Gmail offline, more than you would be able to do in the Gmail web browser interface.
Skype for Internet TV
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13 Skype Software Sarl Products I Can’t Live Without: A Review
The 13 Skype Software Sarl software that have become essential to me are:
Skype/MSN Messenger -MailChimp **Google Chrome’s Data Usage Monitor Tool (DUMT) **Evernote **Gmail Backup and Restore Addon for Firefox or Safari Extension by Litmus Labs. This is an offline Gmail access application with awesome features such as Sync All Folders and Find Messages From A Specific Date – Chronological Mode Only. It allows you to work with your Gmail offline, more than you would be able to do in the Gmail web browser interface. *Skype for Internet TV **Google Analytics **Pocket **KeePass -Secure Password Storage
QuickTime Player for Mac OS X. Allows me to play any file format I can think of and also allows you to create slideshows, adjust brightness/contrast/saturation levels, crop video frames and trim clips without having to use additional software like iMovie or VirtualDub – the player is all you need!
Skype Video Messaging Software (or Skype Messenger)
Thunderbird with Lightning Addon* — This application has been a life saver by importing my contacts into it from Outlook Express so that now everything in Thunderbird syncs up with Exchange. The only problem was figuring out how to import MBOX files but because I love Product #13: Skype for Web (formerly known as “Skype Online”) This is a product I use on a daily basis. It allows me to call people from my computer without having to download the Skype software first, which saves time and space on my machine. The downside of this program is that it doesn’t support video calling like other versions do, but it’s an excellent tool for everyday communication nonetheless. Product #12 – Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Office has been around long before most of us could even remember what was going on with computers at all! But now they have finally come out with their own version of office for online use, called MSO365 or something along those lines.