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12 Skype Extras Tools to Improve Your Skyping Experience

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How to effectively use skype with skype app tricks

Skype Extras are Extensions developed from Skype API’s that allow third-party developers to create their own offerings that make use of, or incorporate as a conversation tools. The Skype Extras backend, called Skype Publishing Studio, included an engine where developers could establish licensing terms (including allowing trials and periodic subscription renewals) and incorporate a transaction engine for payments via Skype Credits.

However Skype Extras as a marketing program have come to an end long back ago and no new software or upgrades will be certified for, or included in the Skype Extras offering. But its good news that prevailing Skype Extras will continue to be available via the Skype for Windows client.

If you are proud Windows User you should definitely check out skype addons.  Here is a short review on top 10 Skype extras powering Skype’s functionality in various cool ways. You can also check my recent article about some of the coolest Skype features ever that were hidden by default.

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1. Pamela for Skype – Professional Version (Commercial/ Free basic version available)

With over 3 million downloads it has been a very popular Skype addon. Its features include Skype call/video/chat recording, call transfer, answering machine, video mail, auto chat reply, birthday reminders, email forwarding, contact personalization, Skype Publishing, etc. A must have addon icon cool Top 12 Skype Extras to enhance Skyping !

2. Synqit (Free version)

Sync your Outlook, Google GMail, Yahoo!, Plaxo and mobile contacts with Skype contacts. Quick and handy tool for anyone.

3. WhiteBoardMeeting (Commercial/ Basic version free)

WhiteBoardMeeting allows users to create content by drawing vector graphics, inserting text and images, and sharing them it. Thus it makes possible for all users to see each other creating and editing content right away. Indeed creative extension icon biggrin Top 12 Skype Extras to enhance Skyping

4. Fring –  (Freeware )

Take IM buddies with this plugin. Chat with many networks Fring supports on Skype, just like multi network supported Instant Messenger, borrowing from iMo messenger idea.

5. uSeeToo (Donationware)

With uSeeToo you can create content with text, images, and graphics to share with your contacts. It can be used as for purposes which vary from eLearning applications to product presentations, demos, drawing lines on whiteboards, sharing maps, remote collaboration, etc.

6. Skip2PBX (Commercial)

Skip2PBX integrates Skype with PBX system and VoIP services. It creates a communication infrastructure that allows you to take advantage of Skype without altering your existing telephone exchange and landlines setup.

7. RemoteX (Commercial/Trial available on request)

RemoteX allows you to share your desktop with another user through Skype. Just by clicking on Tools > Do More and selecting the RemoteX icon, you can share your desktop or view your contact’s desktop.

8. JiWire Hotspot Finder (Freeware)

JiWire Hotspot Finder finds a Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere in the world from a database of more than 200,000 hotspots in more than 135 countries. It lets you search on specific keywords like “cafe” or “hotel” and even by actual venue names like “McDonalds”. It provides reports on the local weather and traffic. You can also get directions by clicking on a location on the map.

9. PrettyMay Recorder and Sharer (Commercial/ Free basic version available)

PrettyMay Call Recorder and Sharer for Skype allows you to record any calls/Skypecasts/conferences in .mp3 or .wav format, save Skype voicemails as .mp3 or .wav files, and share call recordings/voicemails/Sound files.

10. Pando (Commercial/Basic version Free)

It adds advanced file transfer functionality to Skype. It lets you transfer files and folders to Skype contacts, and generate URLs for files/folders you want to share over the Web.

11. Blubell (Commercial/Free To Try)

Blubell allows you to control Skype from your Bluetooth headset. You can make Skype calls through voice dialing, accept Skype calls by pressing the headset button, and use Skype as normal but without having to sit in front of the computer.

12. Townkings (Freeware)

Feel the real life! It’s a Local and map based community where you can localize yourself and communicate with your local surrounding, contact and invite your friends via skype, organize meetings and events. See townkings as your personal and private assistant! Features all-in-one communication, meeting widget, free dating, locations on map, ebay trading.

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13. Anothr (Freeware)

It is one and only 1st Skype-based RSS Reader. A robot which can provides just-in-time alerts for your favorite feeds. It’s very simple to use by adding “Anothr.com” as a new skype contact, then drag and drop URL or chat with the contact to subscribe your favorite feeds.

When you see something that is good, it worth talking about, and that’s the motive behind these amazing Skype extra tools. I know there are many more out there, but these ones stands out.

If you want us to include your favorite skype extra addon on this list, mention them below.

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Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

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