16 Apps for Recording Skype Conversations

No matter if you use Skype for personal or business use, one thing remains the same: you may want to record a call from time to time. Although this may sound like a difficult task, nothing could be further from the truth. There are many ways to easily record Skype calls, making it simple for you to save them locally for future use.

Regardless of your budget (there are both free and paid options) or operating system, you should be able to find a couple of apps that offer exactly what you are looking for.

Apps to Record Skype Calls on Windows

1. CallBurner

With CallBurner you can record Skype calls directly to WAV or MP3. You can also convert Skype voicemails. With free lifetime use for all Skype to Skype calls, this app is clearly one of the best for Windows users.


  • Clean, professional recording
  • Ability to record all calls – set it and forget it
  • Works with all versions of Skype

Platform: Windows

Price: Free, $49.95 after 30 days to record other calls (not Skype to Skype)

2. SkyLook

Are you looking for a way to bring Outlook and Skype together? If so, SkyLook is the app you need. With this tool, you can quickly and efficiently call contacts via Skype. Of course, you can also record and archive every call as well as voicemails.


  • Handles Skype to Skype calls as well as voicemail and instant messages
  • Recorded to MP3 for recording and archiving

Platform: Windows

Price: $134.95

3. Pamela

As a Skype certified app, you know you are getting the best of the best when you rely on Pamela. In short, this gives you a simple yet versatile way to record every Skype session.


  • Skype call recording
  • Skype video recording
  • Skype chat recording
  • Mono and stereo recording
  • Conference call management tool

Platform: Windows

Price: Free, $38.90 for businesses

4. PowerGramo

With this app it is simple to record both incoming and outgoing calls. Additionally, you can share recording with others with a couple clicks of the mouse – this is perfect for sharing conversations with coworkers.


  • High quality recording
  • Ability to record both audio and video conversations
  • Record instant messages along with audio

Platform: Windows

Price: Free for Skype to Skype calls

5. Freecorder

For a free app, Freecorder is full of many top features. From the ability to pause a recording to high quality sound, you can and should expect the best of the best.


  • Convert to many formats
  • Video history tool
  • Integrated YouTube downloader tool

Platform: Windows

Price: Free

6. i-Sound

If you need a way to record both Skype conversations and internet radio, look no further than i-Sound. In short, this app can turn your Windows computer into a home recording studio.


  • Record Skype and internet radio
  • Convert cassette to MP3
  • Create podcasts

Platform: Windows

Price: $29.95

7. KishKish SAM

Offers a simple and affordable way to record Skype conversations with the highest quality. Includes a “voice stress detector” feature to ensure the best quality, regardless of the user’s voices.


  • Simple interface
  • High quality recording
  • Voice stress detector

Platform: Windows

Price: Free

8. PrettyMay

Share, record, and replay Skype conversations from your Windows PC. This software based app acts as a full service call center.


  • Small business capabilities
  • Software based for better performance and advanced features
  • No need for the traditional PSTN lines

Platform: Windows

Price: $24.95, $29.95 for businesses

9. Total Recorder

Although you have to pay for Total Recorder you may find that the features are well worth the money. Choose from Standard, Professional, and VideoPro editions.


  • Record all types of streaming audio
  • Record video from your screen
  • Schedule calls that need to be recorded

Platform: Windows

Apps to Record Skype Calls on Mac OS X

Price: $17.95

10. Audio Hijack Pro

If you are using a Mac and need to record Skype conversations, it does not get any better than Audio Hijack Pro.


  • Record live audio
  • WAV, MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, and AIFF recording capabilities
  • One click call recorder for fast and efficient use

Platform: Mac OS X

Price: $32.00

11. Call Recorder

This is a simple Skype recording app that allows you to save as AAC or convert to MP3 in a snap.


  • Record video and audio calls with split screen or picture in picture
  • Designed specifically for Mac users
  • Share with others in MP3 format

12. Platform: Mac OS X

Price: $19.95


This may appear to be nothing but a podcasting app on the surface. However, it can be easily setup to record Skype conversations.

Platform: Mac OS X

Price: $59 for full version

13. WireTap Pro

This powerful, highly functional app allows you to record and save Skype calls to your iTunes library or onto your iPod. This makes it simple to listen at a later date or share with others. This app can also record streaming audio online and can be saved in several file formats.

Platform: Mac OS X

Price: $69

Apps to Record Skype Calls on iPhones and iPads

14. QuickVoice

With more than 3 million users, QuickVoice must have something to offer. In addition to Skype recording capabilities you can use this app to record ringtones and make your own ringtones.


  • One touch recording
  • One touch stop and save
  • Adjustable recording quality

Platform: iOS

Price: Free

15. Audio Memos 2

With an intuitive interface and professional quality, Audio Memos 2 is well worth the $0.99. You can use it for everything from Skype conversations to interviews and much more.


  • Easy to use interface
  • No time limit on recording length

Platform: iOS

Price: $0.99

16. ScreenChomp

With the ability to share audio, images, and much more, ScreenChomp is clearly one of the best recording apps on the market – best of all, it is free.


  • One touch record
  • Add sketches and text to your audio recording

Platform: iOS

Price: Free


  1. vEmotion:

    Recorder with a lot of entertainment things.


  2. 911 = Inside Job

    Ask Questions, Demand Answers.


  3. A new Skype Recorder has just been released (from the makers of Skylook):
    CallBurner (www.callburner.com)
    (Disclaimer – I am one of the authors)

  4. PrettyMay works very well for me for a long time, I highly recommend it.

  5. EasyVoipRecorder is a small computer application which records VOIP softphones conversations.
    Please check this app: http://www.easyvoiprecorder.com

    With this tool you can record and store Skype, Gtalk (Google Talk,) VoipCheap, VoipStunt, VoipBuster, 12Voip, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Live, Globe7, VoipWise, VoipRaider, VoipDiscount , Net2phone, JustVoip and LowRateVoip conversations.

    It’s the perfect tool for record, store, organize and share your voip conversations.

  6. I use PowerGramo. It’s great.

  7. After a disasterous experience with HotRecorder, I next turned to PowerGramo and I have never had any cause to be disappointed. Since I partly use Skype for business calls, I’ve often found that keeping a recording of a phone call helps when chasing bad debts or negotiating agreements. In a “he says, she says” situation, having a MP3 file of the phone call can make the problem go away instantly or the call recording can be used in court as evidence if you’re collecting a bad debt. In this way, PowerGramo has helped me much.

  8. user1978 says:

    Just so you don’t waste your time EasyVoipRecorder trial version only lets you record one minute

  9. Roberto Lebron says:

    Thank you! I had been looking all over for Skype call recording apps for my Mac! Now I have an embarrassment of riches!

  10. Thank you so much for this. I use Pamela currently and I always have a sync problem. Me and everyone at NinjaVideo loves you.

  11. For Mac users, Mac Journal has a neat audio file recorder and can then format for podcasts… not a free app but great value


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