Skype Portable (chat and voice calling) Released by

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Submitted by John T. Haller on February 14, 2013 - 7:32pm

logoSkype Portable has been released. Skype lets you connect to others via instant message, audio conferencing and video phone. It can also call regular phone lines from anywhere in the world. This release updates Skype to the latest version. It's packaged as a portable app so you communicate on the go and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. It's released as freeware for personal and business use.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotSkype-to-Skype calls, video calls and instant messaging are free, any time of the day or night, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles and send SMS messages at great value Pay As You Go rates, or call unlimited* to certain countries with a subscription.

  • Free Skype-to-Skype calls.
  • Call phones and mobiles, send SMS.
  • Free instant messaging.
  • Voicemail.
  • Free video call.
  • Forward calls to a phone when you’re offline.

Learn more about Skype Installer / Format

Skype Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Skype Portable is available for immediate download from the Skype Portable homepage. Get it today! is not affiliated with Skype. Skype is a trademark of Skype Technologies SA.

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it's not a serious problem, but I thought it should be reported.

I'm one of those people that when give an online install goes and downloads the the installer file so I can do a off-line install if I want to.

looking at the installer.ini the DownloadURL and DownloadFilename point to two different files.


which means those that download the 'off-line' installer get SkypeSetup_6.2.0.106.msi and when SkypePortable_6.2.0.106_online.paf.exe is run it ignores the .msi file and starts to download SkypeSetupFull.exe

John T. Haller's picture

it's by design so i dont have to update the custom code for every release. you just need to rename it and it finds it.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Thanks for the quick reply.

I'll leave myself a note so I don't forget Smiling

I looked on Skypes website but could not find anything that told me what's new with this version. I also did a google search but also had no luck. So if anyone could tell me what's new or point me in the right direction that would be great! Smiling