Download Network File Sharing - Best Software & Apps

  • uTorrent

    3.5.4-build-44498

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compact BitTorrent free client with expansive capabilities

    7
    45139 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

    7.10.3 Build 44429

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The official BitTorrent client

    7
    7708 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
  • MegaDownloader

    1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    1789 votes
    • PROS: Free, Fast, Simple
    • CONS: Limited to one site, No preloaded extra languages
  • uTorrent Beta

    (µTorrent) 3.4.2.31645

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free beta torrent software

    7
    649 votes
    • PROS: Free download , New features
    • CONS: Unstable , Little explanation of new features
  • MP3 Rocket

    7.3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    2975 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • FrostWire

    6.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1653 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
  • uTorrent Portable

    3.4.5.41202

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

    7
    681 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
  • Vuze

    5.7.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    High definition movies and downloads to your PC

    8
    3124 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
  • qBittorrent

    4.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    413 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
  • BitComet

    1.51

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Innovative P2P BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client

    8
    3753 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
  • Ares

    2.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fast and unlimited P2P file sharing

    8
    92004 votes
    • PROS: Really easy to use , Minimal wait to download files , Media player included
    • CONS: Intermittent connection problems
  • File Manager

    3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

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

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    eMule is a P2P download manager

    9
    28 votes
    • PROS: It uses its own method of file sharing, You may use torrents with it, The GUI is easy to understand
    • CONS: Each update will fix and create a bug, eMule torrents are not popular enough yet to be worthwhile, The social media functions are fairly redundant outside of academia
  • Bit Che

    3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Download Platform for Entertainment Lovers

    7
    626 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
  • Transmission

    2.94

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Super lightweight Bittorrent client

    8
    376 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
    119 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
  • uTorrent Alpha

    Beta 3.4.30219

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Downloading program for Windows

    7
    494 votes
    • PROS: In Spanish
    • CONS: Few new features, Stability problems
  • WiFi File Transfer

    1.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

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

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

    0.11.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free (GPL) Downloading program for Windows

    5
    15 votes
    • StrongDC++

      2.42

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Improved version of DC++ for sharing P2P

      7
      111 votes
      • PROS: More secure downloading, Prevents corruption of files
      • CONS: Not many other users to share with
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    11.5137538Windows
    25.7.6.031247.6Windows, Mac
    32.4.0920047.5Windows
    43.5.4-build-44498451397.3Windows, Android, Mac
    57.10.3 Build 4442977087.2Windows, Android
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