Skype is an almost perfect VoIP software. You can make voice and video calls, conference calls, voice and text chats over the internet.
You can even create private groups and use it as a productivity tool to keep your entire team on the same page. It is easy, fast and reliable.
Remember, how I said almost perfect? Right, Skype for some privacy reasons does not offer the ability to record video or voice calls and save it locally.
The built-in Skype recorder saves the recorded files in the cloud, alerts every participant about the call being recorded and posts the recording in the chat screen giving everyone access to the recording.
While Skype may have privacy concerns to blame for, not having an offline recording tool is almost a deal breaker for many.
Fortunately, many third-party Skype recorders allow you to record voice and video calls with a click of a button.
Whether you want to record personal conversations or professional work related conversations, recording calls can help you in many ways including legal issues.
In this article, we take a look at the best Skype recorder tool for Windows 10. These tools have been considered best keeping the ease of use and features on offer in mind. So, let’s get started.
MP3 Skype Recorder
- Price – Free / Pro Edition starts at €10 for a single user license
MP3 Skype Recorder as the name suggests is an audio recorder for Skype calls. It is available in both free and Pro version and can only record voice calls.
MP3 Skype Recorder free version has all the feature except the ability to turn off call recording alert, one-click management of recordings and of course it is not for commercial use.
MP3 Skype Recorder is compatible with all the version of Windows from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The software once installed, automatically starts recording incoming and outgoing Skype calls. All the recorded files are stored in the local drive.
The app sits in the system tray monitoring your Skype call activity. It can record multiple calls simultaneously and save each conversation as a separate audio file.
All the recorded files are stored in MP3 formats for easier access and playability across the devices. It can also record P2P, SkypeOut calls and calls made to Skype online numbers.
You can manually turn on and off MP3 Skype Recorder. The user interface is simple and offers all the information on the main page. You can customize the Recorder launch option, Recording Settings and Notification settings as per your preference.
By default MP3 Skype Recorder stores all the recording in the installation folder, which you can change to a different location if needed.
- Price – Free Trial / Starts at $49.95 per user perpetual license
TalkHelper is a powerful Skyper recorder tool and is focused on business users. It is a premium utility, but you can test the software using the free trial. The free trial has no limitations on the features.
It is a lightweight recorder and has little to no impact on system performance. The user interface is simple and clean.
Using TalkHelper, you can record voice calls as well as video calls. It also allows you to save and manage voicemails from Skype.
TalkHelper records high-quality video calls along with screen shares and stores it in AVI files with XVID codec support on your computer. The audio calls, on the other hand, can be saved in MP3 or WAV format with stereo and mono option supported.
With TalkHelper you can save the voicemails and video messages directly to your computer. The recorder automatically starts recording all the voice and video calls as soon as they are connected. Although, you can disable the recording feature manually.
All the call recordings are shown under the Call Recording section. You can sort the call recordings based on time. Other basic features in TalkHelper include the ability to play/pause recording, delete the recording and open them in the folder.
TalkHelper is well served for business users who can make use of the software’s capabilities and justify the price tag which is not cheap by any angle. You can download the trial version to evaluate all the features it has on offer before making a commitment.
Evaer Skype Recorder
- Price – Free trial / Standard License $19.95 / Professional License – $29.95 (All license on 12 months basis)
Evaer is a Skype recording tool that can record Skype video calls, audio interviews, conferences, podcasts, and family calls. The recorded calls are saved in MP4 and AVI format for easier accessibility.
Evaer directly records the video calls data and not act as a screen recorder hence retaining the highest video quality possible. It can record up to 10 way Skype group video calls.
All the recorded calls are saved in the local drive. You can record calls in 240p to 1080p Full HD resolution with 4:3 / 16:9 aspect ratio.
With Evaer Pro you can change location video position in PIP mode (Picture-in-Picture), exchange video position and dynamically switch the video during Skype calls.
One interesting feature in Evaer is the ability to use it as an answering machine for incoming Skype video and voice calls.
Evaer comes in two premium versions. The Standard version costs $19.95, and the Professional version costs $29.95. The Pro version offers some additional features such as the ability to dynamically switch the video while recording and exchange of video positions.
You can test the software by downloading the limited trial version.
- Price – Free / Call Recorder € 14,95 / Professional €24.95
Pamela is a feature-rich call recorder for Skype and comes in both free and paid versions. The free version is limited by features. You can only make 5 minutes of video and 15 minutes of audio recording.
It also does not support automatic call recording and other advanced features. The Pro, Call Recorder and Business version do not have these restrictions.
The user interface is clean and simple. The recent recordings appear under the Voice mail, Skype Recording or Custom recording section.
Pamela allows you to record Skype video and audio calls automatically and save it locally on your computer drive. It can also record Skype chat and manage conference calls. The recorded calls are saved in WAV or MP3 format.
If you want to use Skype for professional and business use, Pamela offers Answer Machine and Play sound during calls features. Auto Chat reply feature replies pre-recorded text messages as replies to customers.
Other features offered by Pamela include email forwarding, blogging and podcasting options, Skype call scheduler, birthday reminder, and contacts customization.
Pamela is targeted at the business user who uses Skype for customer service purpose. However, for casual users, the limitations on call recording in the free version can feel limited.
DVDSoft Skype Recorder
- Price – Free
DVDSoft Skype Recorder is a completely free voice recorder for Skype that comes with no limitations. It can record Skype video and audio calls in picture-in-picture mode. You can also record only the video of other sides and only audio of all sides.
The user interface is intuitive making the software is easy to use. To start recording, specify the mode, choose the output folder and click on Start.
The video and audio files are recorded in MP4 and MP3 formats and saved in local drive.
DVDSoft Skype Recorder is completely free to download and use and has no limitations on the available feature.
Although, it does not have the advanced feature offered by software like Pamela, for casual users it is more than enough.
Skype's Built-in Recorder
If you don’t want to install a third-party recording tool, Skype has a built-in call recorder that allows you to record both video and audio calls.
You can only record Skype to Skype calls as of now. To record any call, once the call is connected, click + icon and select Start Recording.
Skype will immediately start recording your call and also alert other people on the call that the call is currently being recorded by showing a recording icon beside the user profile.
You can either manually stop the recording or the recording will end once you end the call. The recorded call will be saved to the cloud. The recording will be available for download for every participant of that conversation.
Click. Record. Save!
The recording tools market is saturated. Hence we created this guide to save you from the hassle of trying every single recording software to find the one that works for you.
Go through the features of the recommended software and depending on your requirement, download and install any Skyper recorder tool as a free trial. You can purchase the license to unlock advanced features for your business.
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