I've had a chance to try out PowerGramo (Skype voice recorder for Windows) and it sounds incredible! It starts recording as soon as the call is initiated - you have the option of turning it off right away, but this is a nice feature as you don't have to remember to turn it on. Of course on the flip side, I don't think the other person has any indication they're being recorded, so this could present a bit of a privacy issue.
Which leads me to one
thing I absolutely do NOT like, which is that the program is sending
commercials for itself to my Skype chat partners! When a chat is
initiated it pops up with this message (and ironically, if the other
person has it too it responds with the same message):
I hate that it pretends to be me talking up the product - I'll do that myself if I like it, thank you very much. I sent an email to PowerGramo to ask how this can be disabled, and they responded that this was how they let the other party know that the conversation might be being recorded (a warning that I have installed PowerGramo). I replied that that didn't make much sense to me, as it only flashed to my chat partners, and if I had simply called someone w/o first initiating a chat they'd have know way of knowing. On top of that, you can disable this notice completely if you purchase the Pro version, so I guess it must be ok to record w/o permission if you've paid for it ;-) I suggested they re-word the automatic "commercial" to at least let folks know that I didn't type that in - something along the lines of "This user has installed PowerGramo, a voice recorder for Skype..." I haven't heard back from them yet though.
So it's a really neat product, and it works really well, but it annoys me with that one bug. If you can live with that and have the need to record calls via Skype, this product rocks. Oh, and if you do want to pony up for the Pro version ($19.95) you get dual-track recording (so you can edit one side of the conversation if necessary) and the ability to record conference calls, instead of just a regular one-to-one call.