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6 Programs for Recording Skype Video Calls

6 Programs for Recording Skype Video Calls

Whether it’s being used for a personal chat or for business, Skype has changed the way that we communicate online. However, the biggest issue with the software is finding a way to document all of our calls.

While it’s easy for us to log our phone calls or take notes during meetings, Skype doesn’t directly offer this feature.

Fortunately, there are several programs that extend Skype by adding the ability to record both your audio and video conversations. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at the 6 best Skype recorders to archive video interviews on Skype.

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TalkHelper Call Recorder for Skype

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    One of the first programs to be released that supports Video recording on Skype is TalkHelper. This program, in particular, is popular thanks to its automatic recording feature. Every time you start an audio or video call, the program will begin recording in the background. You’ll never have to worry about forgetting to hit the button, and once the recordings are saved you’ll be able to add memos and notes to each recording.

    Amolto Call Recorder

    This is the top-rated call recorder for Skype, with a few key features that set it ahead of the competition. It’s generally quite easy to set up. One installed, all you need to do is click the “allow access” button and the program becomes fully integrated into Skype.

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    Video recording is very high quality, with full HD video entirely possible. The requirements are very basic, with HD recording possible on only a 1.2 Ghz computer with 100MB of free hard disk space.

    Pamela for Skype

    This software is designed to be an all in one solution for Windows users to log their Skype data. It supports audio recording, video recording, and even logging of your text chats. It supports all modern versions of windows, although XP users will want to look elsewhere.

    The premium version is a little pricey, but this is still a popular option for some people.

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    Dvdvideosoft Free Skype Video Recorder

    For those looking to save money, this is a fantastic option. It does require some manual control, as you have to be able to stop and start the recording as you need.

    But in exchange, you’re able to run the program completely free of charge. It’s a portable program, with no additional libraries needed. You’re able to pop it on a flash drive and take it from one computer to the other, so you’ll always have it on hand.

    Evaer Skype Video Recorder

    This program is popular thanks to its excellent design. The interface is very easy to use, and most clients find that the recording quality is above average. This is the most modern program on the list, and features the required notifications that the call is being recorded, as is required in some states.

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    It’s easy to use and produces clear, loud recordings, although some individuals are unimpressed with the advertising included in the free version. For the most part, this is entirely subjective.

    Callnote for Skype

    Callnote is one of the easiest to use programs, taking advantage of two free services provide functionality. Calls are automatically recorded as soon as the program is installed, and it has the ability to let you add notes to each recording for safe keeping.

    You can set it to notify either one or both of the participants about the recording, so you can be sure that all involved parties are notified if that’s why you want to do. If you prefer discretion, however, that is totally possible.

    Regardless of which option you choose, there are plenty of great call recorders for skype available. Make sure you take the time to find the one that’s right for you!

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    Last Updated on August 16, 2018

    16 Productivity Secrets of Highly Successful People Revealed

    16 Productivity Secrets of Highly Successful People Revealed

    The same old motivational secrets don’t really motivate you after you’ve read them for the tenth time, do they?

    How about a unique spin on things?

    These 16 productivity secrets of successful people will make you reevaluate your approach to your home, work, and creative lives. Learn from these highly successful people, turn these little things they do into your daily habits and you’ll get closer to success.

    1. Empty your mind.

    It sounds counterproductive, doesn’t it?

    Emptying your mind when you have so much to remember seems like you’re just begging to forget something. Instead, this gives you a clean slate so you’re not still thinking about last week’s tasks.

    Clear your mind and then start thinking only about what you need to do immediately, and then today. Tasks that need to be accomplished later in the week can wait.

    Here’s a guide to help you empty your mind and think sharper:

    How to Declutter Your Mind to Sharpen Your Brain and Fall Asleep Faster

    2. Keep certain days clear.

    Some companies are scheduling “No Meeting Wednesdays,” which means, funnily enough, that no one can hold a meeting on a Wednesday. This gives workers a full day to work on their own tasks, without getting sidetracked by other duties or pointless meetings.

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    This can work in your personal life too, for example if you need to restrict Facebook access or limit phone calls.

    3. Prioritize your work.

    Don’t think every task is created equal! Some tasks aren’t as important as others, or might take less time.

    Try to sort your tasks every day and see what can be done quickly and efficiently. Get these out of the way so you have more free time and brain power to focus on what is more important.

    Lifehack’s CEO has a unique way to prioritize works, take a look at it here:

    How to Prioritize Right in 10 Minutes and Work 10X Faster

    4. Chop up your time.

    Many successful business leaders chop their time up into fifteen-minute intervals. This means they work on tasks for a quarter of an hour at a time, or schedule meetings for only fifteen minutes. It makes each hour seem four times as long, which leads to more productivity!

    5. Have a thinking position.

    Truman Capote claimed he couldn’t think unless he was laying down. Proust did this as well, while Stravinsky would stand on his head!

    What works for others may not work for you. Try to find a spot and position that is perfect for you to brainstorm or come up with ideas.

    6. Pick three to five things you must do that day.

    To Do lists can get overwhelming very quickly. Instead of making a never-ending list of everything you can think of that needs to be done, make daily lists that include just three to five things.

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    Make sure they’re things that need to be done that day, so you don’t keep putting them off.

    7. Don’t try to do too much.

    OK, so I just told you to work every day, and now I’m telling you to not do too much? It might sound like conflicting advice, but not doing too much means not biting off more than you can chew. Don’t say yes to every work project or social engagement and find yourself in way over your head.

    8. Have a daily action plan.

    Don’t limit yourself to a to-do list! Take ten minutes every morning to map out a daily action plan. It’s a place to not only write what needs to be done that day, but also to prioritize what will bring the biggest reward, what will take the longest, and what goals will be accomplished.

    Leave room for a “brain dump,” where you can scribble down anything else that’s on your mind.

    9. Do your most dreaded project first.

    Getting your most dreaded task over with first means you’ll have the rest of the day free for anything and everything else. This also means that you won’t be constantly putting off the worst of your projects, making it even harder to start on it later.

    10. Follow the “Two-Minute Rule.”

    The “Two-Minute Rule” was made famous by David Allen. It’s simple – if a new task comes in and it can be done in two minutes or less, do it right then. Putting it off just adds to your to-do list and will make the task seem more monumental later.

    11. Have a place devoted to work.

    If you work in an office, it’s no problem to say that your cubicle desk is where you work every day.

    But if you work from home, make sure you have a certain area specifically for work. You don’t want files spread out all over the dinner table, and you don’t want to feel like you’re not working just because you’re relaxing on the couch.

    Agatha Christie never wrote at her desk, she wrote wherever she could sit down. Ernest Hemingway wrote standing up. Thomas Wolfe, at 6’6″ tall, used the top of his refrigerator as a desk. Richard Wright wrote on a park bench, rain or shine.

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    Have a space where, when you go there, you know you’re going to work. Maybe it’s a cafe downstairs, the library, or a meeting room. Whenever and wherever works for you, do your works there.

    12. Find your golden hour.

    You don’t have to stick to a “typical” 9–5 schedule!

    Novelist Anne Rice slept during the day and wrote at night to avoid distractions. Writer Jerzy Kosinski slept eight hours a day, but never all at once. He’d wake in the morning, work, sleep four hours in the afternoon, then work more that evening.

    Your golden hour is the time when you’re at your peak. You’re alert, ready to be productive, and intent on crossing things off your to-do list.

    Once you find your best time, protect it with all your might. Make sure you’re always free to do your best uninterrupted work at this time.

    13. Pretend you’re on an airplane.

    It might not be possible to lock everyone out of your office to get some peace and quiet, but you can eliminate some distractions.

    By pretending you’re on an airplane, you can act like your internet access is limited, you’re not able to get something from your bookcase, and you can’t make countless phone calls.

    Eliminating these distractions will help you focus on your most important tasks and get them done without interruption.

    14. Never stop.

    Writers Anthony Trollope and Henry James started writing their next books as soon as they finished their current work in progress.

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    Stephen King writes every day of the year, and holds himself accountable for 2,000 words a day! Mark Twain wrote every day, and then read his day’s work aloud to his family to get their feedback.

    There’s something to be said about working nonstop, and putting out continuous work instead of taking a break. It’s just a momentum that will push you go further./

    15. Be in tune with your body.

    Your mind and body will get tired of a task after ninety minutes to two hours focused on it. Keep this in mind as you assign projects to yourself throughout the day, and take breaks to ensure that you won’t get burned out.

    16. Try different methods.

    Vladimir Nabokov wrote the first drafts of his novels on index cards. This made it easy to rearrange sentences, paragraphs, and chapters by shuffling the cards around.

    It does sound easier, and more fun, than copying and pasting in Word! Once Nabokov liked the arrangement, his wife typed them into a single manuscript.

    Same for you, don’t give up and think that it’s impossible for you to be productive when one method fails. Try different methods until you find what works perfectly for you.

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