To maintain the lead as the world’s popular free voice calls and chats over the Internet, Skype has upgraded its Skype 5.0 for Mac to Skype 5.1. The new Skype app for Mac has been improved with the ability to identify active speakers in group calls and select recent called numbers stored in the dial pad. Besides that, this release also included several minor bug fixes such as iSight Firewire webcam detection problem.

New features of the Skype 5.1 for Mac includes:

  • Focus on active speakers in group calls.
  • Dial recently called numbers from dial pad.
  • Contact groups shown in on the right hand side, allowing more space in the side bar.
  • Call Quality Feedback.

The new Skype 5.1 for Mac is available as a free download from without requiring any registration, or user can direct download the Skype Skype_5.1.0.914.dmg.

The Skype 5.1 for Mac works well in Mac OS X v10.5.8 (Leopard) or newer.