Skype is a popular voice over IP software that is used both by home users and businesses. Home users use it to communicate with family and friends, especially over long distance. Recent versions of Skype have been updated to support video telephony in HD next to voice calls and messaging. Businesses use Skype for a variety of purposes, from customer support to teleconferencing and project coordination.
One issue that some Skype users may experience while using the software is that they can only be logged into one account at the same time. If you are using Skype for home and business, you may prefer a solution that separates these into two different accounts.
Skype Launcher is a free software for the Windows operating system that offers exactly that. It is compatible with all recent 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system.
Pay attention to the installation: The program will install third party software on your system if you do not disable that in the program’s setup.
When you start Skype Launcher for the first time you are presented with an interface that is not showing a lot. Click on More in the lower right corner to display the advanced program settings in the window.
You first need to add accounts to the program. Click Add, and enter your Skype username and password into the fields. All accounts that you have configured are then displayed on the left side. You can save, modify or delete previously added accounts again.
While you may not need to modify any of the advanced settings the program provides, you might want to check them out to make sure that everything is configured correctly. You can for instance prevent that Skype is minimized after login, or disable login notifications.
Skype Launcher is a useful tool for Skype users who are currently juggling between multiple accounts in the software.