Here are 5 Best Free Software to record Skype calls. Some of these free Skype call recorders let you record unlimited calls, while some have limitations. Give these free Skype audio call recorders a try, and see which one works best for you.
We all know that Skype is one of the most widely used VoIP service along instant messaging client. Skype can be used for voice calling, video calling, and even text messaging. Skype is most commonly used for having personal calls, professional meetings, interviews, discussions, brainstorming, online classes, and various other which you can think of. Since there are so many important calls which takes place over Skype, many users feels that there should be some recording feature in the Skype which can help the record the call for keeping it as memory for future or as a proof for something important which was discussed over Skype. Considering this, here I am going to present you with this list of 5 free Skype call recorder for Windows.
Update: This article was completely redone on 27-June-2014.
1. CallGraph Recorder for Skype:
CallGraph Recorder for Skype is the first Skype call recorder for Windows in this list. This free call recorder has two parts: CallGraph Toolbar and CallGraph Browser. The CallGraph Toolbar is like your control panel while recording calls. You can use it to start, pause, and stop the recording whenever you want. It also has an option called Recordings Folder which takes you to the location of your PC where the recordings get saved. When you install CallGraph on your system, Skype will ask you for the authorization. When you will authorize the CallGraph, it will start performing its task like a pro. You can also add notes while recording any call. It lets you record Skype to Skype, SkypeIn, SkypeOut, and Conference calls with ease.
When you have finished recording calls, you can use CallGraph Browser to view recordings, Stats, and Notes. The stats section displays the number of bytes sent, received, encoded, queued, and CPU Load. You can also adjust the configuration of CallGraph recorder from here. You can set different settings like recording format, number of channels, sampling rates, bit rate, filename Timestamp format, etc.
2. iFree Skype Recorder:
iFree Skype Recorder is an easy to use Skype call recorder for Windows. It automatically starts recording calls as soon as the call starts between you and the other user. All the Skype call recordings are saved in .mp3 format by default. Although the call recording start automatically but you can play/pause and stop it in the middle of call as per your preference. It has History section which you can use to view all the recorded calls with an built-in player for listening to them. If you want to open their physical location on your system, then just click on the preferred one and then on the folder icon.
In Settings menu, you can choose whether you want to start the recording automatically or manually. It also lets you select whether you want to select both side voices, your voice, or only other side voice. You can choose the output folder, recording mode, recording bitrate, recording samplerate. One great feature of this freeware is that lets you set up an automated message reply for chats. You can choose the send this automated reply when you have online, away, NA, or DND status.
The third software in the list is Amolto Call Recorder for Skype. This freeware also lets you record unlimited voice calls on Skype in mp3 format. As soon as you have signed-in to your Skype account, this freeware swings into action and starts waiting for the next call. Just when you make or receive the call, it will start recording it. Like other Skype call recorders, you can also play/pause, stop the call and also view the history of all recorded calls. The free version of Amolto Call Recorder for Skype is exactly similar to above mentioned recorder in terms of performance but it also has a paid version. The paid version of Amolto lets you record video calls, Screencast, and also lets you define automated actions for incoming and outgoing calls over Skype.
4. Pamela for Skype:
Pamela for Skype is the fourth Skype call recorder in the list. It is a really a good and effective Skype call recorder but I have kept it at the bottom of the list because it doesn’t provide unlimited call recording with free version. You can use it to record calls up to 15 minutes in length if you have free version. This is the only minor drawback in Pamela except for its purplish theme used for interface. Other than this, it’s really awesome in whatever it does. Pamela for Skype lets you do Skype call recording, add notes to recordings, custom voice recording, create cool mood messages, set message for answering machine, play sound during calls, set auto chat reply, birthday reminders for Skype contacts, Call transfer editor, AutoConf editor. Other than this Pamela for Skype is available in more than 25 different languages. It also lets you add custom language file to itself for adding any other language including the option for editing the default language files.
5. PrettyMay Call Recorder for Skype:
The last Skype call recorder for Windows in this list is PrettyMay Call Recorder for Skype. This software has a compact interface with all the options and buttons neatly placed and no clumsiness. Just like Pamela for Skype, it also lets you record calls for up to 15 minutes in the free version. You can start, play, pause, and stop call recording whenever you want along with the feature of calling or messaging your Skype contacts from the software. Although to call or message any Skype contact, you need to have a recording related to that contact saved in software. It also comes with a basic mp3 player for playing audio songs from within it. As I said, it’s just a basic mp3 player so you can’t create multiple playlists. Although, you can add songs that you like to it. Other than this, You can adjust the settings for Voicemail, Call recording, Chat reply options, mail forwarding, and SMS notifications. The PrettyMay Call Recorder for Skype is available in about 20 languages.
These were the 5 free Skype call recorder for Windows using which you can record Skype call effectively and efficiently.