Mac users have been waiting for so long for the new Skype for Mac (with) Video, that they have turned to downloading an unreleased beta of questionable quality that is doing the rounds on the Internet. Hardly a surprise, since most consumer Macs – Macbooks, Macbook Pros and iMacs – ship with built in video cameras.
Jaanus, however, is urging patience, and saying that the new offering is almost ready and would be released soon. Over on the Skype blog he writes, “Video support for Skype for Mac will be one of our major acts this year…..It’s not yet ready for primetime, but will be soon. It sounds old, but please bear with us. Not much longer to go.”
The early development version that is available on some warez sites “is extremely buggy. It may and will destroy your contacts and other data.” His words are reassuring, but Skype really needs to get its Mac move on!
Meanwhile, Jim Courtney over on Skype Journal reports that Skype has released six new toolbars for IE, Firefox, Office, Outlook, Outlook Express and Thunderbird.
5 thoughts on “Skype for Mac With Video Soon”
wake up Om…it’s old news!
I’m a beta tester for the new version. Looks great – the Skype team is doing a great job chugging out new revisions.
Have a look at SightSpeed at sightspeed.com – a very nice, better than iChat in my opinion, video IM program. Sightspeed is Mac/Windows compatible and the entry version in free.
Great video quality!
Yeah… Skype for OS X is really buggy. It has all sort of strange issue like the inabiliity to add a contact which is a skype out number. It’s like they just didn’t spend much time on it…
Get a new release out there guys!
I agree that Skype has to get their “Mac move on” but how about getting their Linux Mojo back as well?