Download Network File Sharing - Best Software & Apps

  • uTorrent

    uTorrent3.5.5.45271

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compact BitTorrent free client with expansive capabilities

    7
    47049 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

    BitTorrent7.10.5.44995

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The official BitTorrent client

    7
    7997 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
  • MP3 Rocket

    MP3 Rocket7.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    3121 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • File Manager

    File Manager3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

    8
    79 votes
    • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
    • CONS: Some bugs
  • uTorrent Beta

    uTorrent Beta3.5.5.45243

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free beta torrent software

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

    MegaDownloader1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    2051 votes
    • PROS: Free, Fast, Simple
    • CONS: Limited to one site, No preloaded extra languages
  • Vuze

    Vuze5.7.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    High definition movies and downloads to your PC

    8
    3151 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
  • FrostWire

    FrostWire6.7.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1668 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 Web

    uTorrent Web1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple Torrent Downloading

    8
    4 votes
    • PROS: Clean interface, Simple to use, Stream content in client, In-app search
    • CONS: No ability to change ports, No tracker management, Bandwidth ratios can't be set, Can only use in web browser
  • uTorrent Portable

    uTorrent Portable3.5.5.45271

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

    7
    733 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
  • VNC

    VNC4.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Reliable Remote Desktop Software

    7
    359 votes
    • PROS: Stable Remote Access, Secure Screen Sharing, Allows File Transfer from Local Computer to Your Remote Device, Remote Printing
    • CONS: Does Not Allow Multiple Screen-Sharing, Figuring Out the App For New Users Can Be Hard, User Interface Is Somewhat Dated, File Transfer Can Be Slow
  • qBittorrent

    qBittorrent4.1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    429 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
  • eMule

    eMule

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    eMule is a P2P download manager

    8
    49 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
  • Transmission

    Transmission2.94

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Super lightweight Bittorrent client

    8
    382 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
  • BitSpirit

    BitSpirit3.6.0.403

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    BitSpirit, a powerful & easy-to-use BitTorrent client

    8
    519 votes
    • PROS: Doesn't drain system resources, Lots of options for controlling source and destination files
    • CONS: Poorly marked menu system, No direct access to torrent data
  • BitComet

    BitComet1.57

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Innovative P2P BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client

    8
    3763 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
  • Bit Che

    Bit Che3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Download Platform for Entertainment Lovers

    7
    660 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
  • Ares

    Ares2.5.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fast and unlimited P2P file sharing

    8
    92399 votes
    • PROS: Really easy to use, Minimal wait to download files, Media player included
    • CONS: Intermittent connection problems
  • Torrent remote

    Torrent remote2.0.0.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    PC application to aid in the dowloading of uTorrent files

    7
    86 votes
    • PROS: A smaller file size can be beneficial for those with limited memory., The ability to work with uTorrent and BitTorrent.
    • CONS: It is currently only available in English., There is no version designed for mobile devices such as smartphones.
  • BitTorrent

    BitTorrent7.4.3 build 43797

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The original Bittorrent client

    6
    472 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Search box integrated into client, Works with official bittorrent website, Free
    • CONS: Non-customizable interface, Limited download statistics, Downloading doesn't work very well
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
1BitComet1.5737638Windows
2Vuze5.7.6.031517.6Windows,Mac
3Ares2.5.2923997.5Windows
4uTorrent3.5.5.45271470497.3Windows,Android,Mac
5BitTorrent7.10.5.4499579977.3Windows,Android
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