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
    45449 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
    7821 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
    1908 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
    696 votes
    • PROS: Free download , New features
    • CONS: Unstable , Little explanation of new features
  • FrostWire

    1.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac

    FrostWire Basic is a full-featured BitTorrent Client & SoundCloud Downloader with built-in media player

    7
    24 votes
    • PROS: Built-in search engine, Keep track of files with a good UI
    • CONS: At the basic level just another torrent client
  • MP3 Rocket

    7.3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    2992 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • File Manager

    3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

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

    5.7.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    High definition movies and downloads to your PC

    8
    3125 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 Portable

    3.4.5.41202

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

    7
    689 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
  • Ares

    2.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fast and unlimited P2P file sharing

    8
    92084 votes
    • PROS: Really easy to use , Minimal wait to download files , Media player included
    • CONS: Intermittent connection problems
  • qBittorrent

    4.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    415 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
  • Bit Che

    3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Download Platform for Entertainment Lovers

    7
    633 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
  • Torrent remote

    2.0.0.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    PC application to aid in the dowloading of uTorrent files

    7
    66 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.
  • BitComet

    1.51

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Innovative P2P BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client

    8
    3758 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
  • Transmission

    2.94

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Super lightweight Bittorrent client

    8
    377 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
  • BitTorrent

    7.4.3 build 43797

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The original Bittorrent client

    6
    462 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
  • eMule

    0.50B Beta 1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Search and share files with other eMule users

    8
    22947 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
  • uTorrent Alpha

    Beta 3.4.30219

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Downloading program for Windows

    7
    511 votes
    • PROS: In Spanish
    • CONS: Few new features, Stability problems
  • aMule

    2.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    All-platform eMule P2P client

    6
    630 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
  • Torrent Search

    0.11.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free (GPL) Downloading program for Windows

    5
    17 votes
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    11.5137588Windows
    20.50B Beta 1229477.7Windows, Mac
    32.4.0920847.5Windows
    43.5.4-build-44498454497.3Windows, Android, Mac
    57.10.3 Build 4442978217.3Windows, Android
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