Skype 5.8 for Mac released with support for Mountain Lion

Microsoft has pushed a new Skype update for Mac to support Apple’s upcoming desktop operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Skype 5.8 for Mac is bringing a new version of its Mac software with some improvements. The slim contact list is back and users can now personalize their contact list by re-positioning and organizing. So basically everyone can adjust their contact list to their own flavour.

According to Skype: “Skype has been listening to the feedback from the Mac user community intently and believes this will simplify their user experience”.

Screen sharing lets users share their photos over a one-to-one audio call. If users want to share their photos alongside their video calls, there will be Skype Premium for $9.99 per month or just $4.99 per month for an entire year. The Skype Premium is allowing users to share their screen with an upper limit of 10.  But there is more! Everyone can share their screen with an upper limit of 10 users, but there is a condition; Skype requires at least one Premium subscriber.

One of the new improvements  is that Skype for Mac can detect the change of the rotation from portrait to landscape. Whether someone is using Skype for iPhone, Skype for iPad or Skype for Android, Skype 5.8 for Mac will automatically re-orient the video call. Really handy and useful, right?

Apple’s Mac OSX Mountain Lion is coming soon in July in the Mac App Store for $19.99. But Skype 5.8 for Mac is now available for download.

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