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Download File Sharing - Best Software & Apps

  • uTorrent

    3.5.4.44632

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compact BitTorrent free client with expansive capabilities

    7
    46534 votes
    • PROS: Simple, easy to use interface, Handy connection test for faster set-up, Extensive torrent download information, Small footprint on drive space and system resources, Free
    • CONS: No built-in player, Limited search options
  • SHAREit

    4.0.6.177

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Share Files - when it works

    8
    29272 votes
    • PROS: Share all kinds of files, Good speed during transfers, Multiplatform support
    • CONS: Lack of instructions, Doesn't always work, Have to reopen connection for new transfers
  • BitTorrent

    7.10.3-build-44633

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The official BitTorrent client

    7
    7948 votes
    • PROS: Takes up very little resources, RSS, apps, and remote control, Official client, Lots of customization options, Ability to rate individual torrents, Completely free
    • CONS: Nothing of note
  • Zapya - File Transfer, Sharing

    5.7.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Share files easily with Zapya

    8
    603 votes
    • PROS: Simple user interface, Unlimited file transfer, User groups, Integral media player
    • CONS: User groups limited
  • MegaDownloader

    1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    MegaDownloader - A Free and fast Way to Download from Mega.co.nz

    7
    2014 votes
    • PROS: Free, Fast, Simple
    • CONS: Limited to one site, No preloaded extra languages
  • Google Drive

    1.3.33.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Cloud storage and document support

    7
    996 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, 5 GB of free storage, Connects to Google account
    • CONS: Moderate learning curve, Paid storage a little more expensive than other services
  • uTorrent Beta

    (µTorrent) 3.4.2.31645

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free beta torrent software

    7
    767 votes
    • PROS: Free download , New features
    • CONS: Unstable , Little explanation of new features
  • FrostWire

    6.7.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1661 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
  • Vuze

    5.7.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    High definition movies and downloads to your PC

    8
    3143 votes
    • PROS: Fast downloads, Lots of options, Open source, Free
    • CONS: Uses a lot of memory, Torrent files can expire, Not as user-friendly as eMule
  • File Manager

    3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

    7
    48 votes
    • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
    • CONS: Some bugs
  • MP3 Rocket

    7.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    3045 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • Google Docs

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Write, Organize, And Collaborate With Your Team.

    8
    52 votes
    • PROS: Strong word processing, Incredible cloud functionality
    • CONS: Inconsistent storage amounts, Weak presentation features
  • Ares

    2.4.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fast and unlimited P2P file sharing

    8
    92281 votes
    • PROS: Really easy to use, Minimal wait to download files, Media player included
    • CONS: Intermittent connection problems
  • SHARE.it

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cross-platform file-sharing software for smartphones and PCs

    8
    627 votes
    • PROS: There are no data limitations when using SHARE.it., Information can be sent and received between disparate operating systems.
    • CONS: There is very little contact information provided on the primary website., The performance of older operating systems may be adversely affected after installation.
  • uTorrent Portable

    3.4.5.41202

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

    7
    720 votes
    • PROS: Clear, easy to use interface, Complete preferences menu, No installation required, Very light on resources
    • CONS: Being a portable app, you can't associate .torrent files with it
  • Dropbox

    11.4.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Windows Phone

    Store, sync and share your files online

    7
    821 votes
    • PROS: 2 GB of free storage, Very easy to use, Nice online profile
    • CONS: Too slow
  • MediaFire Desktop

    (MediaFire Express) 1.4.29.10845

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easy file sharing

    7
    827 votes
    • PROS: 50 GB of space for free, Drag and drop
    • CONS: Doesn't show you all saved files
  • 4shared

    4.0.14.27378

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Web Apps
    Windows Phone

    A desktop app for online file storage and sharing

    7
    2341 votes
    • PROS: Very stable downloads, File tree oraganization, Resume interrupted uploads
    • CONS: Needlessly complicated, Old fashioned interface
  • Slack

    3.0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    Productivity and style with Slack

    9
    14 votes
    • PROS: All your messaging and file transfer in one place, User friendly and smart design, Syncs with mobile devices
    • CONS: Can take some time for the whole team to learn
  • uTorrent Alpha

    Beta 3.4.30219

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The best file sharing site

    7
    549 votes
    • PROS: File details are organized, Shows download progress and status, Shows download traffic, Can pause or stop downloads completely
    • CONS: Few new features, Stability problems
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
14.0.6.177292728.1Windows, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
25.7.6.031437.6Windows, Mac
32.4.9922817.5Windows
43.5.4.44632465347.3Windows, Android, Mac
57.10.3-build-4463379487.3Windows, Android
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