Download File Search - Best Software & Apps

  • MP3 Rocket

    7.3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    1060 votes
    • PROS:Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS:Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • FrostWire

    6.3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    686 votes
    • PROS:Thanks to their history of developing hugely popular BitTorrent clients like LimeWire the developers have managed to create an app that mixes powerful downloading and a new focus on the user experience. FrostWire is the one-stop shop for all music and vi, Simple to use,
    • CONS:Fast downloading, Nice additional features,
  • qBittorrent

    3.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    98 votes
    • PROS:Very easy to set up and use, Built-in search engine, Torrent creator, Web interface
    • CONS:Search engine requires the installation of a special plug-in
  • FileZilla

    3.14.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Awesome free FTP client

    7
    279 votes
    • PROS:Fast and efficient, Handles large transfers, Secure, Remote file search, Filters
    • CONS:Can't schedule transfers
  • BitTorrent

    for Mac build 41922 7.4.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The original Bittorrent client

    6
    296 votes
    • PROS:Simple interface, Search box integrated into client, Works with official bittorrent website,
    • CONS:Non-customizable interface, Limited download statistics, Downloading doesn't work very well
  • Windows File Explorer

    Beta 0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Alternative To The Functions And Settings You Have On Windows Now

    6
    94 votes
    • PROS:The preview function on the bottom left is far bigger than standard Windows preview, It is tiny change but it may allow you to streamline your sorting and filing process, The search function may be improved (which is amazing for Windows 10),
    • CONS:Getting it to work on some Windows 10 devices is tricky, Some of the functions are not part of Windows 7 and Windows 10, Such a minor change may be unimportant to some people,
  • eMule

    0.50a

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Search and share files with other eMule users

    6
    2651 votes
    • PROS:Intuitive search options, Very configurable , Download statistics, Lots of results
    • CONS:Doesn't support torrent files, Some fake or unsafe servers, The credit system makes the initial download much slower
  • aMule

    2.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    All-platform eMule P2P client

    6
    83 votes
    • PROS:Easy-to-use search facility, No spyware or adv, Lots of features for tracking download stats
    • CONS:Downloads are slow for new users
  • Allmyapps

    1.5.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Windows app manager

    7
    178 votes
    • PROS:Save all your apps to the cloud, Search for and locate new apps, Update new apps directly from your desktop
    • CONS:Occasionally crashes
  • eMule Plus

    1.2e

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Connect to the eDonkey2000 P2P network and share files with others

    5
    795 votes
    • PROS:Very easy to use, Produces many search hits, No adware or spyware
    • CONS:Not updated very often, No significant benefits over the original
  • FileBot

    4.6.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Rename, organize and find subtitles for your TV shows

    5
    8 votes
    • PROS:Renames files very quickly, Works with several movie/TV show databases, Includes file verification tools, Includes subtitle search tool
    • CONS:No documentation, Interface is not very intuitive
  • Super Torrent Search

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get torrents from various sources

    7
    30 votes
    • Morpheus

      Basic 5.5.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Veteran P2P client

      7
      112 votes
      • PROS:Auto antivirus scan, Access to all P2P networks, Supports UDP transfers, Sync downloaded files to iTunes, Search and listen to podcasts, Parental control, Integrated browser
      • CONS:Crowded interface (ads), Podcast downloading is clunky
    • ShakesPeer

      0.9.11

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Direct connect P2P client

      8
      17 votes
      • PROS:Simple interface, Saves your searches, friends and bookmarks, Search by type
      • CONS:Limited advanced search (size)
    • File Viewer

      1.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      Free and Streamlined File Viewing Software for Personal Computers

      7
      12 votes
      • PROS:File viewer is free to download, This software package will recognise nearly every file type
      • CONS:The contents of files cannot be modified, There can be rare occasions when a specific format is not recognised
    • Torrent Search

      0.11.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free (GPL) Downloading program for Windows

      6
      2 votes
      • Fast File Finder

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        The Autosofted Fast File Finder is a free tool used to quickly search your entire computer for a file you're looking for.

        6
        2 votes
        • UltraTorrent

          2.0.0.4

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A powerful, functional torrent searcher and downloader

          7
          107 votes
          • PROS:Torrent searcher and downloader in one app, Supports 16 Torrent search engines, Very easy to use, Very light on resources
          • CONS:No advanced configuration options
        • iPackr

          1.50

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          10
          2 votes
          • Log File Viewer - Standard Edition

            2.0.1

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            An efficient log tool to browse, search, filter, monitor log file of any format.

            6
            3 votes
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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            17.3.1.010606.7Windows, Mac
            26.3.66866.5Windows, Android, Mac
            30.50a26516.2Windows, Mac
            4for Mac build 41922 7.4.32965.5Mac
            51.2e7955.2Windows