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Skype Recording Tools

As a nonprofit tool, Skype is in a lot of organizations’ back pockets. Easy international (and domestic) calling, low rates and a simple interface make it a great communications tool. One glaring hole was the fact that there is no good built-in way to record conversations and video. Luckily, Gunner put together a toolbox of software on SSC for recording Skype calls (seen at the right; click through to see, RSS reader readers).

Skype has been in the news a lot recently (read: geeky tech tool news that normal, sane people don’t read). They recently acquired the startup Qik which focuses on mobile video recording and streaming. This, in addition to its new group calling features to its enterprise edition make the future seem bright for the ol’ comms tool that could. Right now, I think that most organizations see Skype as an easy way to make calls when other, more conventional ways won’t work. But with the addition of recording and easy group conversations, I can imagine a world where organizations use Skype as their go-to tool for voice conversations. Imagine if you could easily record your board conference calls in Skype? I think that alone could make many nonprofits start to drool. What do you think?

Does your nonprofit use Skype for organizational business?

What features do you wish would be implemented to help you do your work?

In the meantime, Check out the tools and let us know what you think.

3 Comments to Skype Recording Tools

  1. January 20, 2011 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I had the same need. Some times we use Skype for conference calls which are rather important and had hoped to hear the conversation back, but we never had a tool to record. Now, after reading this post, the first action I am going to perform is to download this recorder and install it.

  2. rhinokitty's Gravatar rhinokitty
    January 20, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks this is so cool, I always wondered how the heck to do this!

  3. Michelle Green's Gravatar Michelle Green
    February 26, 2011 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    So in that case, you need to download another tool just to record a conference and call? How long can it record?

    Michell Green,
    Make International Call

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