Skype + Droplr Overview Top Uses Pros & Cons Tips & Advice Competitors Skype Pros & Cons Pros: AffordabilitySkype’s mobile calling plans start for as little as $2.99/month for unlimited minutes in the U.S., significantly cheaper than any phone plan. International call plans are similarly much more affordable than any offered by phone companies. Screen SharingScreen sharing and call recording are included for free. Split Window ViewThe desktop app offers a split window view so that you can access multiple conversation screens at once or remain in a video call while also accessing other files or websites on your computer. Group CallingFree group calling and file sharing, perfect for long-distance business meetings. Cons: Emergency ServicesSkype cannot be used to contact emergency services. Mac ApplicationSkype for Mac is not as well-regarded as the Windows app. Skype’s latest version can only be used on Mac OS X 10.10 or higher. The Mac app also uses more RAM than the Windows version and doesn’t include the same Windows integrations. Text ChatText chat is limited in terms of emoticons, integrations, bots, and other capabilities when compared with other messaging platforms such as Slack and Discord. Dropped CallsLike with cell phone calls, dropped calls can occur, especially for international calls and weaker Wi-Fi signals.