Sometimes you need to use Skype but the computer you have access to does not has it. Some computers are even intentionally set up in way that makes it impossible to install any programs. If only we could start Skype from a website within the browser. Well, I am happy to let you know that this is possible with the awesome and easy to remember website imo.im.
IMPORTANT!! Imo.im does not support Skype anymore. The new method to use is via Outlook. Read more at Skype.com
NEW!! It seems that it will soon be possible to use Skype directly from Skype.com. More here.
Imo.im lets you sign in with your Skype account and use Skype from the browser for free. This way you don’t need to download and install anything and you can use it from any computer with internet and a browser.
When you visit imo.im you will see that you can not only log in with Skype, but also with your account in MSN, ICQ, Google Talk or others. To use Skype click on the Skype icon, fill in your Skype name and password and click Sign In.
After you sign in look at the right. There is your contact list. One click on any of your contacts will start a chat window. At the top of it there is a call button.
It’s surprising that Skype does not have that kind of feature on its website. Many programs similar to Skype have this in their websites.
When you are done using imo.im don’t forget to Sign Out by clicking the top right icon and then Sign Out.