JaggyGauran

Freelance developer, and designer

Running Multiple Instances of Skype on OSX

Problem

Now I've found a lot of ways to run skype but that includes running under sudo or creating a new user which both causes a Keychain Error which is honestly, quite annoying.

To make this work:

  • Open Automator
  • Select Application
  • Select Run Shell Script
  • Paste the following code:

Script

#!/bin/zsh

USER="$(whoami)";
SKYPE_DATA=/Users/$USER/Library/Application\ Support/Skype/skypebot;
SKYPE_PATH=/Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype

## Open instance skype
$SKYPE_PATH &;

## Create a bot application
mkdir -p $SKYPE_DATA;

## Open skype's second instance
$SKYPE_PATH -DataPath $SKYPE_DATA &;

Just change the SKYPE_PATH to your application path and it'll all work out.