Download Network File Sharing - Best Software & Apps

  • uTorrent

    3.5.3.44396

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compact BitTorrent free client with expansive capabilities

    7
    43896 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
  • BitTorrent

    7.10.0.44091

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The official BitTorrent client

    7
    7524 votes
    • PROS: Takes up very little resources, RSS, apps, and remote control, Official client, Lots of customization options, Ability to rate individual torrents
    • CONS: Nothing of note
  • MegaDownloader

    1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    1601 votes
    • PROS: Free, Fast, Simple
    • CONS: Limited to one site, No preloaded extra languages
  • MP3 Rocket

    7.3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    2856 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • Vuze

    5.7.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    High definition movies and downloads to your PC

    8
    3115 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
  • uTorrent Beta

    (µTorrent) 3.4.2.31645

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free beta torrent software

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

    6.3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1644 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
    375 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
  • Ares

    2.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fast and unlimited P2P file sharing

    8
    91750 votes
    • PROS: Really easy to use , Minimal wait to download files , Media player included
    • CONS: Intermittent connection problems
  • uTorrent Portable

    3.4.5.41202

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

    7
    658 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
  • BitComet

    1.39

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Innovative P2P BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client

    8
    3748 votes
    • PROS: Lots of features, Preview files, Intelligent disk cache, Uses new non bittorrent source technology, First P2P client to offer stable 64Bit version
    • CONS: Could be complicated for beginners, Interface is quite dated, No chat feature, User base has declined, Ads can be intrusive
  • eMule

    0.50a

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Search and share files with other eMule users

    8
    22869 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
  • File Manager

    3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

    6
    15 votes
    • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
    • CONS: Some bugs
  • Bit Che

    3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Download Platform for Entertainment Lovers

    7
    614 votes
    • PROS: Supports most existing torrent platforms, A very safe platform, Available in dozens of different languages
    • CONS: Can be a bit slow, The design looks quite basic
  • Torrex Lite - Torrent Downloader

    1.1.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free App for Torrent Lovers

    6
    47 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Endless number of torrents at your fingertips
    • CONS: Heavy emphasis on in app purchases, Some torrents may contain viruses
  • Transmission

    2.84

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Super lightweight Bittorrent client

    8
    375 votes
    • PROS: Prioritize and set stall times, Set global and per-torrent connections, Speed limit mode, Label, filter and sort by groups, Encryption, Extensive display info
    • CONS: No advanced statistics, Anonymous connections removed
  • Free Torrent Download

    Beta 0.0.12.1230

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Torrenting without hassle

    7
    117 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use with an included user's guide, Well-designed and clear interface, Fast download speeds where feasible
    • CONS: Is bundled with some potentially unwanted software
  • WiFi File Transfer

    1.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free to install app that allows you to transfer files, wirelessly

    7
    86 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use., Fast and effective.
    • CONS: Web interface needs improvement., Transfer issues on some devices.
  • aMule

    2.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    All-platform eMule P2P client

    6
    623 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
  • Soulseek

    NS 13c 157

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free File Sharing for Entertainment Lovers

    8
    1599 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and easy to use, Connect to a vibrant community, No adverts or spyware
    • CONS: Unwanted adware and toolbars
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
11.3937488.001307363927426Windows
20.50a228697.695364904455808Windows, Mac
32.4.0917507.531913896457754Windows
43.5.3.44396438967.253057226170996Windows, Android, Mac
57.10.0.4409175247.2151116427432305Windows, Android