Skype Portable (chat and voice calling) Released by

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 5, 2013 - 8:56pm

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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Man, there has been a lot of broken screenshots lately. CDN not holding up?

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It's fixed. There were some file collisions when I transferred from one CDN to the other via my Windows machine. Some apps had mixed case and lowercase versions of the names of the files (lowercase being the older ones). So, the mixed case ones were renamed with a -1 suffix on Windows in between. All those are the ones that the screenshots were missing. I went through and all of them should be fixed now.

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