I don’t otherwise have a reason to use Skype regularly these days, and ever since Apple introduced the ability to make phone calls from macOS via FaceTime (and your iPhone), I’ve been meaning to explore using that instead anyway.
FaceTime supports the
tel protocol, so adapting my AppleScript to use that was easy.
You can download it here. Double-clicking the file should open Automator and prompt you to install it (or install manually by putting the file in
Now you should be able to right-click any phone number (including international formats) in most applications and “Call with iPhone” using FaceTime (it does make a “real” phone call, not FaceTime or FaceTime Audio). If an application other than FaceTime launches, you probably need to go to
FaceTime > Preferences and set FaceTime as the “Default for calls”.