Download P 2 P File Sharing - Best Software & Apps

  • Ares

    2.4.0

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Fast and unlimited P2P file sharing

    7
    2578 votes
    • PROS: Really easy to use , Minimal wait to download files , Media player included
    • CONS: Intermittent connection problems
  • BitComet

    1.39

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Innovative P2P BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client

    7
    1188 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
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Search and share files with other eMule users

    6
    2651 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
  • eMule Plus

    1.2e

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Connect to the eDonkey2000 P2P network and share files with others

    5
    795 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Produces many search hits, No adware or spyware
    • CONS: Not updated very often, No significant benefits over the original
  • StrongDC++

    2.42

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Improved version of DC++ for sharing P2P

    7
    130 votes
    • PROS: More secure downloading, Prevents corruption of files
    • CONS: Not many other users to share with
  • iMule

    1.4.5

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Invisible file sharing

    7
    30 votes
    • PROS: Connect to an anonymous P2P network, Functions like eMule, Compatible with the KAD network, No installation necessary
    • CONS: Configuration is complex and badly documented, Connection much slower than open networks
  • Blubster

    3.1.1

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    Platform
    Windows

    A fast and simple P2P music file sharing network

    5
    23 votes
    • PROS: Fast downloads, Unlimited number of users, Clean interface
    • CONS: Does not give as many results as Emule, Connection times sometimes slow
  • Morpheus

    Basic 5.5.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Veteran P2P client

    7
    112 votes
    • PROS: Auto antivirus scan, Access to all P2P networks, Supports UDP transfers, Sync downloaded files to iTunes, Search and listen to podcasts, Parental control, Integrated browser
    • CONS: Crowded interface (ads), Podcast downloading is clunky
  • Cabos

    0.8.2

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Simple and functional P2P client compatible with iTunes

    8
    117 votes
    • PROS: Clean and clear interface, Gnutella 3rd biggest P2P network, iTunes and iPod integration
    • CONS: Not as advanced as its peers
  • ShakesPeer

    0.9.11

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    Direct connect P2P client

    8
    17 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Saves your searches, friends and bookmarks, Search by type
    • CONS: Limited advanced search (size)
  • RetroShare

    0.5.3c

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    No more P2P, peer-to-peer, but F2F or friend-to-friend filesharing

    10
    5 votes
    • PROS: Share files on a secure, private network
    • CONS: It can be difficult to set it the first time you use it
  • eDonkey (Overnet)

    Basic GUI 1.3

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    A clumsy client...for the largest P2P network

    8
    29 votes
    • PROS: Access many networks
    • CONS: Confusing interface, Network is repeatedly shut down, Uses a lot of memory
  • SoulseeX

    Build 2118 1.0b6

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    Get music via P2P

    6
    26 votes
    • PROS: Quick connection to Soulseek network, Chat with other users
    • CONS: Not updated for a while, Multi window interface can be confusing, Quite buggy