I was resisting the i movement and all things Apple, until I was given an iPad 6 months ago from someone as a thank you. I pledged never to buy an Apple product for myself, but playing with that iPad made me think twice – it’s not a desktop replacement at all, but I do find it handy for a few things that I just can’t do on a desktop or my laptop.
One of the cool things I like about the iPad is the AppStore – it’s certainly the one thing that Microsoft will need to conquer in order to get market penetration. One of the apps I’d been running was Skype – for the iPhone. So good was it that I actually went out and purchased an iPad 2 just so I could do video conferences using Skype from wherever I am, whenever I want – I love it. Sadly though the Skype application had limitations and because it was designed for the iPhone, it didn’t have the same video quality as the iPad could deliver. Well last week that all changed when Skype released their iPad version of Skype. I’ve only been using it for a short time and it’s certainly version 1, but the video quality is much better. The only other issue I’ve seen with it so far is that occasionally it will freeze the video and you can only fix it by stopping and starting the camera again – this happened more so from someone sending Video from Skype on a Windows machine in my testing.
Anyway – it’s free and it’s available now from the AppStore using the link below. Certainly worthwhile checking it out.