If you ask me, Skype is the best VoIP (voice over IP) application that can be used to make calls to any phones or mobile phones in the world. Though there are some unavailable areas like in the rural Colombia, but who is calling there anyway? Skype not only supports a broad range of devices (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS etc.), but it also offers dirt cheap calling rates. For example, you can make unlimited calls anywhere in the world for only $14 for the entire month. This beats any subscription plans offered by any of the cellphone telecom companies.
If you are using Skype for Windows, then you may want to record your conversations to other people. The free iFree Skype Recorder can record your Skype calls in the mp3 format in Windows. This comes very handy when you are receiving instructions or directions. For example, when you are calling some tech support number and they give you instructions, then you can record the conversation instead of writing it down hurriedly. You can also record the calls, if you someone is giving you directions for driving to a certain place and listen to it later as many times as you want.
When you launch iFree Skype Recorder for the very first time, it keeps waiting for the Skype to launch. The status in the window shows that it is searching for the Skype application. At this point you cannot record anything, so you better launch Skype or open the Skype window.
As you open the Skype window, you would see a new message that iFree Recorder wants to access Skype through the Skype API. You have to click on the Allow access button to give the access to the iFree Recorder. Without the access, iFree Recorder will not be able to record your calls.
Now as soon as you call a number in Skype, it will automatically start the recording of the call and a progress window shall appear to the effect. When you hang-up the call in Skype, iFree Skype Recorder will automatically save the recording as MP3 file and show up a listing of the recording in the history box. You can select one of the recordings in the history list and choose to play it to listen to the recorded conversation.
In the iFree Skype Recorder options, you can choose to auto-start it with Windows, bring up the history window after recording has finished, whether to auto-record the call or manually record it, whether record both sides or just one side of the call, and the MP3 quality of the saved recorded call MP3 files.
Conclusion: If you want to keep a recording of your Skype calls, then the free iFree Skype Recorder can fulfill your requirements. It is completely automatic, and can record your Skype calls without any input from your side. The calls are saved using the MP3 file format for optimal quality and small file size.
You can download iFree Skype Recorder from http://www.ifree-recorder.com/.