SkypeLauncher

A program that allows the user to launch multiple Skype accounts on one computer

7.0

473 Votes

  • Category Internet phone
  • License Free
  • Version 1.6.5_
  • Size 929.38 kB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by binaerkombinat

SkypeLauncher is a utility program for Windows that simplifies running multiple Skype accounts.

By default, Skype is a program designed to use one account in a single session at a time. Advanced Skype users, however, often want multiple accounts across multiple sessions, and that simply isn’t convenient with the default tools. That’s where SkypeLauncher comes in. It’s a lightweight utility that lets users enjoy these features without having to replace Skype with an alternative Skype client.

With SkypeLauncher, you can have a business and a personal Skype account, for instance. Better yet, you can have them active at the same time but receive your calls and messages through one interface. That interface even makes it easy to distinguish where the call is originating. A call coming in on your work account will be obvious and thus easy to handle accordingly.

There’s also no limit to how many Skype accounts you can have active, and you can create, modify and remove accounts on the fly. SkypeLauncher also offers one-button functionality that lets you output the program and all of your settings in portable fashion. This way, if you travel a lot or work at different sites, you can have SkypeLauncher set up on a USB drive that you simply plug in and use.

Another thing that SkypeLauncher does well is detect online accounts and leave them alone. If you have a main account, for instance, that you want to operate through an alternative client, you can do that. SkypeLauncher will detect that it’s active and leave it alone until it isn’t.

SkypeLauncher has an outdated and clunky interface. Even when running it on a newer Windows version, the interface screams Win98. The bigger problem here is that the program is loaded with options. Many of them aren’t intuitive, and that problem is exacerbated by the clunkiness through which those options are presented. Of course, none of these issues prevents this from being a powerful and convenient utility once you’ve become acclimated to the UI.

Pros

  • Operate multiple Skype sessions
  • No limit to Skype account count
  • Smart detection of online and offline Skype accounts

Cons

  • Outdated and clunky interface
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