Download P 2 P File Sharing - Best Software & Apps

  • uTorrent Beta

    (µTorrent) 3.4.2.31645

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free beta torrent software

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

    2.4.0

    License
    free Download
    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
    free Download
    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
    free Download
    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
  • aMule

    2.3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    All-platform eMule P2P client

    6
    83 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
  • BitTorrent Sync

    2.0.28

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Android
    Mac

    Quickly share and synchronize files on all your devices

    6
    11 votes
    • PROS: Quick and easy P2P file-sharing, High speed file transfer, Unlimited storage and sharing, Excellent usability and QR management, 256-Bit data encryption
    • CONS: Documentation could be improved, Menu options a bit scarce
  • StrongDC++

    2.42

    License
    free Download
    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
  • Blubster

    3.1.1

    License
    free Download
    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
  • iMule

    1.4.5

    License
    free Download
    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
  • eMule Plus

    1.2e

    License
    free Download
    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
  • Morpheus

    Basic 5.5.1

    License
    free Download
    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
  • WiFi Direct File Transfer

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Effective Application to Wirelessly Send Files to Multiple Devices

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: No existing wireless Internet connection is required to send or receive a file., The layout is extremely intuitive and will require no prior P2P sharing experience.,
    • CONS: Cannot transfer files in bulk. Each has to be sent one at a time., The present version (1.0) has not been updated since September 2012.,
  • Cabos

    0.8.2

    License
    free Download
    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
  • RetroShare

    0.5.3c

    License
    free Download
    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
  • ShakesPeer

    0.9.11

    License
    free Download
    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)
  • SoulseeX

    Build 2118 1.0b6

    License
    free Download
    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
  • File Sender

    1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    P2P connection between two PCs

    9
    6 votes
    • XFactor

      0.93

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      A friendly alternative Mac P2P client

      8
      15 votes
      • PROS: iTunes integration, Access to major P2P networks
      • CONS: Discontinued
    • eDonkey (Overnet)

      Basic GUI 1.3

      License
      free Download
      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
    • SoMud

      1.4.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Cross platform, multi-language P2P client

      8
      74 votes
      • PROS: Feature packed P2P client, Impressive search results, Fast download speeds
      • CONS: Downloads can take a while to start, Ugly interface compared to uTorrent
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