Skype is adding call recording to its macOS and iOS apps, and that could be a very, very good thing.
It's worth pointing out Skype is a Microsoft company that supporting these features now on Mac and iOS but not until later on Windows 10. The world, it keeps changing...
This is nice for people on Mac who don't want to pay for a separate recording app. It's potentially transformative for people on iOS who, up until now, had no easy way to record a Skype conversation for things like podcasting.
It may not be ideal. "Cloud-based recording" sounds like it won't give you your local audio or separate tracks per caller. Just a mix of all parties on one track. But, it's potentially better than nothing.
A lot will also depend on quality and reliability. Both at launch and as the company iterates on it going forward.
As someone who sometimes has to podcast from the road, and has often wished I could just do it from my iPad, even my iPhone, this could be a first step in that direction.
Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.
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