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Viber gets Mac and Windows desktop apps, starts to look like a serious Skype competitor

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Viber gets Mac and Windows desktop apps, starts to look like a serious Skype competitor
Viber is a VoIP application that is a direct rival to Skype, but it is even better in some ways - it stays always-on in the background of your phone so you don’t have to remember to turn it on as you have to with Skype. It consumes a minimum of resources and it gives free calling and messaging to everyone on Viber.

Even better - Viber has now gotten a desktop client, an app for Windows and Mac that you can use to call and message from. The Viber desktop client makes it a direct competitor to the Microsoft-owned Skype.

This also makes Viber truly cross-platform - it runs on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian phones and even the outdated Samsung bada OS.

Here is a quick rundown of the desktop client features, and it is all free for you to grab at the link below:

  • Best-quality HD voice calls
  • Video calls
  • Free text and photo messages
  • Group conversations
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Contacts and messages sync between your mobile and Windows
  • Transfer ongoing calls between devices

Download Viber for Windows, Mac desktop





source: Viber

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posted on 07 May 2013, 08:15 5

1. MariaGabriela (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


i love viber on pc better than skype

posted on 07 May 2013, 08:43 3

2. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 914; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


might try it

posted on 07 May 2013, 09:54 2

3. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


I live in London and use Viber to stay connected with friends and family back home in the US. This app is significantly easier to use and loads much quicker than Skype. On the iPhone it's interface mimmicks the telephone interface and works just as smooth. Now only if my phone carrier in the UK was decent the app would work much better!

posted on 07 May 2013, 12:19

4. amats69 (Posts: 1020; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


downloading..... :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 12:47

5. shuaibhere (Posts: 1302; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Nice app...keeps me connected with my friends...

posted on 07 May 2013, 17:25

6. Musty18591 (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


i have a kinda slow internet here i'd still go for skype for crystal clear voice even tho viber still a fav because of ease of use wish that skype was that easy to use :)

posted on 07 May 2013, 18:21

7. downphoenix (Posts: 2295; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I regularly use Skype for my Instant Messaging needs. Does Viber allow group text/voice/video calls like Skype? Might have to look into it.

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