HoloLens Reviewer Score: ★★★★★

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Editor’s Review
Skype for the HoloLens is an amazing jewel of an app that no one seems to know about.  In the HoloLens viewer there will be an inset video of the person on the other end of the line.  If the other person runs Windows 10 and has the HoloLens plugin for Skype on their PC, they can actually mark up your world! This is perfect for remote support and troubleshooting, as the person could place virtual arrows and circles as overlays to what you are currently viewing.  You can also markup your view, and the remote caller can view it.  Graphics can also be placed “in space” for both people to view.   Lots of fun!

We have noticed two drawbacks that will hopefully be fixed eventually: 1)  you cannot add new Skype contacts via the HoloLens. All contact management must be done on a different device, and 2) you cannot launch other holographic apps while running Skype, meaning that you cannot share hologram experiences with the other person.

Publisher’s Description
Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call – all for free, no matter what device they use Skype on.

Scoring Matrix

Criteria Notes Score
User Interface Easy navigation and hyperspace markup and interaction. ★★★★★
Graphics/3D Modeling Quality Standard Windows app. ★★★★★
Idea Execution This is one of those must-have apps for the HoloLens. ★★★★★
Amount of Content Valuable tool – and great add-ons for remote support ★★★★★
Wow Factor Allowing a remote caller to markup your world is truly mind-blowing! ★★★★★