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Version | Release Date: 2014-07-19 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2012-12-05 | Download

Skype 6.0 for Mac hotfix

Version | Release Date: 2012-11-01 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2012-07-17 | Download

Category Description
IM Skype client crashes during a Skype IM session, which may in some cases result in the last IM entered or sent prior to the crash being delivered to a different IM contact after the Skype client is rebooted or logged in as a new user.
File Sending It was not possible to save files sent on Hard Disk Drive formatted to FAT32 format

Version | Release Date: 2012-06-14 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2012-02-02 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2011-09-01 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2011-07-26 | Download

Skype 5.2 for Mac Hotfix Released.

Today we've released an update to Mac (version which includes:

Updated localizations
The removal of "Professional Account"
Minor improvements

Skype credit balance will be shown to users who are member of Skype Manager by removing "Professional Account".

Version | Release Date: 2011-07-13 | Download
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Version 5.3 | Release Date: 2011-07-01 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2011-05-09 | Download

Hotfix released for Skype 5.1 for Mac.

Today we've released an update to Mac (version that has:

Security updates
Resolves video freezing in high-packet loss networks
Fixes minor bugs

Version | Release Date: 2011-04-14 | Download
OS X 10.5.8
Version | Release Date: 2011-03-24 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2011-02-08 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2010-11-17 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2010-10-29 | Download

Fixed issues:
- Fixed login issues to Skype

Version | Release Date: 2010-02-08 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2009-09-21 | Download
  • Skype Access: An incorrect notification message appeared "This Wi‐Fi hotspot does not support Skype Access" when users tried to connect to Skype Access when Airport was set to off.
  • Chat: Text was not visible within the chat input field that contained a certain Unicode character.
  • Contacts: Platform specific ‐ Skype for Mac OXS 10.3 (Panther); Skype froze after deleting unread missed events.
  • Contacts: Mood message appeared blank after playing iTunes.
  • Contacts: Contacts were still visible in the "Manage Contact Groups" after deleting them from the Contact List.
  • Video: Video appeared blank between Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac.
  • Video: A video error message appeared at the beginning of a video call.
  • Video: Video and screen sharing functionality did not work after a multi‐ chat
  • Screen Sharing: Recipients screen remained black after screen sharing was resumed.
  • Screen Sharing: A green line appeared when screen sharing between Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac OXS 10.4 (Tiger).
  • Screen Sharing: Skype froze when screen sharing between Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac.
  • Miscellaneous: An incorrect informative message appeared when entering more than 20 characters for a password.
  • Miscellaneous: The Show in Finder option was not available after cancelling a file transfer.
  • Miscellaneous: Platform specific – OSX 10.3 (Panther); Skype could not connect to the network. Skype froze when selecting "Quit Skype".
  • Miscellaneous: The typing indicator appeared within a Multi‐chat even though no one was typing.
  • Miscellaneous: An incorrect informative message appeared when trying to call an emergency number.
  • Miscellaneous: Commas were not visible in mood messages.
  • Miscellaneous: A users name and password field appeared blank after selecting the option "Remember my name and password on this computer".
  • SMS: An error message appeared when dragging and dropping a participant to an SMS group.
  • SMS: An error message appeared when closing the SMS window after sending to multiple recipients.
  • SMS: SMS functionality did not recognize newly updated telephone numbers associated to Skype Out contacts.
  • SMS: Ringing sound was not available on incoming calls.
Version | Release Date: 2009-09-14 | Download

Version | Release Date: 2009-07-20 | Download

This Gold release is no longer considered beta.

for list of bugfixes, improvements and API additions.

Version | Release Date: 2009-04-09 | Download
  • change: spectator window for screen sharing
  • change: My Account page embedded in the client
  • bugfix: Skype didn't hide on OS X login
  • bugfix: copy/paste from chats was not working correctly
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype froze for a couple of seconds when starting or stopping screen sharing
  • bugfix: screen sharing windows could be left on screen when a call was joined to a conference
  • bugfix: PiP didn't appear in full screen when receiving screen sharing
  • bugfix: the overlay didn't appear for fullscreen screen sharing and then the exit fullscreen button didn't work
  • bugfix: fullscreen mode would exit after a held call was resumed
  • bugfix: call could not be ended after being redirected to voicemail
  • bugfix: the call window layout was broken if the dialpad was shown during a video call
  • bugfix: URLs inside brackets were not clickable
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype crashed after deleting missed events without reading them
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype Access sessions were not terminated properly
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype Access session durations were not displayed accurately
  • bugfix: sometimes extending a Skype Access session didn't work as expected
  • bugfix: after signing in as another user, it was not possible to start a Skype Access session
  • bugfix: it was possible to start a new Skype Access session before previous one had finished
  • bugfix: Start Skype Access menu item was disabled when not signed in
  • bugfix: Skype Access session appeared in red after extending the session
  • bugfix: sometimes there were two controversial messages about Skype Access availability
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype crashed when leaving a chat
  • bugfix: history was not picking up display names from Address Book for text messages
  • bugfix: text on screen sharing selection buttons was misaligned on Tiger
  • bugfix: warning icon was not removed after extending online number
  • bugfix: after auto-recharge, balance pane had space on the right
  • bugfix: fixed enabling of Quick Add button in text-only toolbar mode
  • bugfix: sometimes (null) was added as a SkypeOut display name instead of the one specified
  • bugfix: ESC key now closes emoticon roster as it should
  • bugfix: fixed text positioning on Tiger for screen sharing selection window buttons
  • bugfix: if remote contact cancels a file transfer then sometimes it still appeared as pending on the receiver side
  • bugfix: do not set to status to away during screensaver when auto away is set to 0 minutes
  • bugfix: the PiP video could draw over Mute/Hold/Transfer overlays
  • bugfix: fixed video toolbar button enabling for the case where there is no camera or video is disabled
  • bugfix: fullscreen button and PiP views did not appear on Panther and Tiger if "keep call windows in front" option was turned on
  • bugfix: fullscreen view was not displayed correctly when entering full screen from the screen sharing spectator window
  • bugfix: multiple call windows were left open when calls failed
  • bugfix: call overlay window could appear without the call window if the call window was minimised while the other party was starting video
  • bugfix: fixed window resizing issues when the other party was starting and stopping video which occurred because the wrong window sizes were being stored in defaults
  • bugfix: call window would resize incorrectly when the call was put on hold then resumed
  • bugfix: the call window's fullscreen button could end up in the wrong position when exiting full screen while receiving screen sharing
  • bugfix: call window resizes when entering and exiting full screen mode while receiving screen sharing
  • bugfix: emoticon button rendered before the chat window
  • bugfix: fixed double free error when exiting fullscreen using the escape key
  • bugfix: fixed crash on chat close because overlay window was being double deallocated
  • bugfix: fixed incorrect call window layout which sometimes occurred if the connection was dropped
  • bugfix: window did not resize correctly when showing the dialpad (it could extend offscreen) if the computer had multiple displays
  • bugfix: dialpad was not shown when exiting full screen
  • bugfix: fixed bad volume slider layout in call window which could occur when answering a video call during an existing video call
  • bugfix: fixed exception being thrown because emoticon button was observing a dealloced chat
  • bugfix: fixed Quick Add window positioning when item was not first in the toolbar
  • bugfix: the Quick Add toolbar item appears pressed in all chat windows
  • bugfix: the dialpad could expand partially offscreen when it was shown, by moving the call window fully onscreen after the dialpad is shown
  • bugfix: the call window layout was broken if the toolbar was shown or hidden during a video call
  • bugfix: when assigning multiple contacts to groups screen refreshing was very slow
  • bugfix: adjusted layout of Quick Add window and make sure it doesn't run under the Dock when it's on the left or right
  • bugfix: added limits to the maximum width of the slider in the call window
  • bugfix: removed a small visual glitch after reducing size of contact list
  • bugfix: fixed small problem with rendering flags in chat
  • bugfix: after restart, second chat window didn't remember its size and position
  • bugfix: prevent the user from calling their own online number
  • bugfix: chat window was not closed after database mount error
  • improvement: added Retry button to the Skype Access window
  • improvement: consistency with other Mac apps: added shortcut for Show Offline Contacts, moved Make Text commands to View menu, use Clear instead of Delete wording
  • improvement: improved enabling of the video and screensharing buttons based on the receiver's capabilities
  • improvement: improved toolbar button image rendering
  • improvement: improved new chat handling
  • improvement: some string adjustments
  • improvement: some internal optimizations and improvements
  • localizations updated
  • Skype API: implemented get skypeversion
  • Skype API: implemented: get chat x dialog_partner
  • Skype API: open options command only accepted uppercase properties
  • Skype API: implemented ping
Version | Release Date: 2008-05-15 | Download
  • improvement: added NAT-PMP support
  • improvement: added uPnP support
  • improvement: added Authenticated Proxy support
  • bugfix: 3-4 second delay when hanging up video call
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype crashed when applying changes in Edit Profile window
  • bugfix: "Add to Contacts" command was not working for 1-on-1 chats in history view
  • bugfix: "Add to list" button was cut off in Start Conference and Add Users to Chat windows on Tiger
  • bugfix: Safari 3.1 (4525.13) chats time-name were getting cut off.
  • bugfix: Abnormal exit on declining two sent files.
  • bugfix: Add and remove buttons were cut off in Send Contacts window on Leopard
  • bugfix: Add to Contacts command didn't work in the context menu of the history list
  • bugfix: Address Book phone numbers with custom tags were not shown in Skype
  • bugfix: Call Transfer menu not updating when new contacts were added
  • bugfix: Chats were loosing their topics
  • bugfix: crash/hangup on skype credit change when old SMS chats open for long time
  • bugfix: default call window height was too small
  • bugfix: do not add chats without activity timestamp to event history
  • bugfix: fix for delayed sms delivery notifications
  • bugfix: flag icons not showing in upper case
  • bugfix: Freeze with lots of Address Book contacts (>3000)
  • bugfix: history entries became blank when right-clicked on Leopard
  • bugfix: Improvements to audio sync
  • bugfix: it was not possible to use the context menus of conference call participants when the call was muted or on hold
  • bugfix: it was possible to change the value of sound level indicators in conference calls
  • bugfix: Leading 0 was removed when user tried to call to Italian landline number - they need leading 0
  • bugfix: missed events badge was missing from chat drawer after Skype restart
  • bugfix: outgoing calls that went to voicemail didn't have icons in the history view
  • bugfix: own voice level indicator was still moving when conference call was muted
  • bugfix: Skype crashed after "Delete all SMS Messages" was pressed
  • bugfix: sometimes Skype got stuck in the login process when Address Book integration was enabled
  • bugfix: sometimes window artifacts appeared when having two simultaneous calls
  • bugfix: Status does not reset correctly after screensaver triggers away if Set my status to Away when inactive for 0 minutes was set
  • bugfix: strange sound start happening on end of the call (Apple Bug ID# 5796436)
  • bugfix: when being signed in on at least two Macs and answering a call on one machine, then ringing didn't not stop on the second machine
  • bugfix: When chats are closed after draging them around, wrong chat gets activated
  • bugfix: when placing a call, then sometimes the word "Button" was briefly displayed instead of the phone number
  • bugfix: Word wrap in Public chat settings window
  • bugfix: Workaround for strange large number startTimestamp on some chats (preventing chat history links displaying)
  • bugfix: yellow alert were hiding chat topics quite often.
  • change: replaced SkypeIn with Online Number
  • change: increased minimum size of SkypeOut Caller Window
  • change: new User Registration Window: By default, eMail notifications checked
  • change: pop-up dialog to enable or disable Address Book integration
  • change: sometimes duration of some calls was displayed as 1193 hours in the call history
  • change: sound event for contact coming online is now off by default
  • Skype API: BTN_RELEASED NO clears quickfilter field now (previously removed the last character only)
Version | Release Date: 2008-02-13 | Download

Release notes.

Version | Release Date: 2007-12-04 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2007-11-30 | Download
  • feature: Higher resolution video calls (640×480 and 25 frames per second)
  • feature: Mobile Indicators
  • improvement: Possibility to paste DTMF codes to call window
  • improvement: Added confirmation dialog before closing all open chats
  • improvement: selected chat background color in drawer is now gray if Skype is inactive
  • improvement: Joining public chat when host is offline has improved messaging
  • improvement: clicking search button in the view which is shown after quickfiltering starts search immediately
  • improvement: "Block" and "Add to Conference" menu items were not enabled when multiple contacts were selected in contact list
  • improvement: Added "Back to Contacts" button to the view which is shown after quickfiltering didn't find anything
  • improvement: KICKED and KICKBAN messages now shown in chat
  • improvement: Volume slider in conference calls and video calls
  • improvement: Improved context menu of contact groups
  • improvement: Rename contact group right after creation
  • improvement: Address Book contacts are now updated after change in Address Book
  • improvement: context menus of Address Book contacts improved
  • improvement: File transfer notifing window improved
  • improvement: Added "Create New Group" menu item to the "Add to Group" submenu in the context menu of contact list
  • change: Growl removed from advanced prefs
  • change: Renamed 'Show Skype status in menu bar' to 'Show status in menu bar'and moved to General
  • bugfix: Skype did not install Address Book dialler on some instances
  • bugfix: Compatibility with Leopard OSX 10.5 firewall
  • bugfix: Removed 3 seconds delay after hanging up a video call
  • bugfix: When sending contacts to multiple users comma appeared between user
  • bugfix: Sound popup menu was not updated after removing custom sound
  • bugfix: Video calls were unstable on PowerPC computers
  • bugfix: Kick chat messages was displayed incorrectly
  • bugfix: Crash on quitting with Cmd+Q before user is signed in
  • bugfix: "About Skype" window did not close when the logo was clicked
  • bugfix: It was not possible to send voicemails after cancelling a voicemail recording right after it started
  • bugfix: Number of missed events were wrong sometimes after marking new voicemails
  • bugfix: Sometimes contact list was not fully visible or there was some white space inside the main window
  • bugfix: Sometimes echo123 was not added to the contact list for the new users signing in first time
  • bugfix: Skype crashed during processing transfer history for File Transfer window
  • bugfix: Sometimes Skype crashed when stopping video
  • bugfix: File Transfer didn't show correct file size during transfer
  • bugfix: Local video was not shown on some cases
  • bugfix: Search button in Find Contact was disabled
  • bugfix: It was possible to import duplicate phone numbers
  • bugfix: It was not possible to accept file transfer after Skype client re-start
  • bugfix: Multichat participants list was wrongly sorted
  • bugfix: There was no call window on reciever side, if caller hung up and called again very quickly
  • bugfix: If someone came online while renaming a contact the whole contact name got selected
  • bugfix: Contact groups were sometimes expanded automatically when internet connection status changed
  • bugfix: Busy signal kept playing while waiting for redial
  • bugfix: Chats did not open sometimes on Panther OSX 10.3.9
  • bugfix: Reseting language in edit profile window did not work
  • bugfix: Sometimes Skype played dual ringtones when making a SkypeOut call
  • bugfix: It was not possible to transfer call back to the person who transferred it to you
  • bugfix: Wrong chat was selected in drawer after closing all read
  • bugfix: When adding Address Book contact to Skype contact list some details were not added to contact list
  • bugfix: Sometimes Skype froze while loading contactlist right after sign-in
  • bugfix: Conference call view didn't transform back into single call view, when only one participant was left in the call
  • bugfix: Full screen video didn't clear when joining a conference call
  • bugfix: Long URL's were overdrawn in view profile window
  • bugfix: When already in a call, and 'automatically answer calls' selected - current call was placed on hold and incoming call was answered
  • bugfix: Cancel Sign In button didn't function properly
  • bugfix: Skype API: OPEN CHAT command didn't work

German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Japanese, Russian, Norwegian, Italian, Czech localizations updated

Version | Release Date: 2007-11-27 | Download

The latest version on the site is not That seems to be a beta. Is it your site's policy to post beta versions or just released versions? The latter seems to be more sensible.

Version | Release Date: 2007-11-27 | Download

This new version,, brings to you following fixes in comparison with previous release:
* bugfix: Compatibility with OSX 10.5 Leopard firewall
* bugfix: After sign out it was not possible to login back on OSX 10.5 Leopard

Version | Release Date: 2007-07-17 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2007-06-13 | Download
  • improvement: Skype's own audio codec
  • improvement: Skype improved conference mixer
  • improvement: Skype Jitter Buffer and concealment
  • improvement: Skype audio preprocessing components
  • localizations: all updated
  • bugfix: fixed application hangup on handling certain URL links in chat messages
  • bugfix: fixed exception (resulting in disappearance of message) on handling certain intentionally constructed "bad" chat messages
  • bugfix: privacy policy fix, not accepting multichats from non-authorized users
Version | Release Date: 2007-05-22 | Download
  • bugfix: USB/Bluetooth Audio update
  • bugfix: Localization fixes
  • bugfix: renamed 'Rename...' to 'Edit Contact...' for SkypeOut contacts
  • bugfix: fixed deleting header files from Skype framework
  • bugfix: fixed crash after forced upgrade
Version | Release Date: 2007-05-16 | Download
  • A new call-transfer feature that is exclusive to the Mac platform. Users can now select More > Call Transfer to transfer an ongoing call to another Skype user on their contact list. This will be a useful feature for businesses and families alike.
  • Join public chats
  • Chat typing indicator: see when others are writing a message
  • Skype Prime: call a premium-service provider and pay for their advice and knowledge with Skype credit
  • Automatic updates: get new features and updates without having to go to Skype’s website DTMF tones for automatic answering services available also during Skype-to-Skype calls
Version | Release Date: 2007-05-15 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2007-04-11 | Download

Skype 2.6 Beta for Mac

* Improved audio quality.
* Transfer calls to your Skype contacts – effortlessly.
* Recommended for experienced Skype users only.

Version for Mac. April 11, 2007
Skype_2.6.0.72_BETA.dmg (Size: 30 MB)

Version | Release Date: 2007-01-30 | Download
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Version | Release Date: 2006-10-26 | Download

* Make video calls to anyone on Skype, no matter what kind of computer they are using.
* Say hello, smile, or even wave with anyone, anywhere in the world on Skype.
* Great quality video that just works.
* All for free of course.

Version | Release Date: 2006-07-05 | Download

* known issue: Users who created their account on Intel-based computers will not be able to revert to earlier versions of Skype, after they have installed Skype
* new feature: Universal binary: Skype is now made to run natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac computers
* new feature: Web presence: Show your Skype status on the web and in your email signature
* new language: Traditional Chinese

Version | Release Date: 2006-02-19 | Download
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