Download Peer To Peer - Best Software & Apps

  • uTorrent

    3.5.3.44358

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compact BitTorrent client with expansive capabilities

    7
    26307 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
    • CONS: No built-in player, Limited search options
  • BitTorrent

    7.10.0.44091

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The official BitTorrent client

    7
    5116 votes
    • PROS: Takes up very little resources, RSS, apps, and remote control, Official client, Lots of customization options, Ability to rate individual torrents
    • CONS: Nothing of note
  • Hamachi

    2.2.0.303

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create a safe private network between computers

    6
    20542 votes
    • PROS: Secure virtual network, Encrypted communications, Perfect for network games
    • CONS: None that we can think of!
  • Hola Unlimited Free VPN

    1.83.356

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent proxy switcher to unblock regional video restrictions

    6
    748 votes
    • PROS: Unblocks content outside of your region, Great for watching Hulu, Pandora, BBC etc, Easy to install and setup, Customisable with scripts for certain regions
    • CONS: Video can sometimes be slow, Doesn't unblock all regions, Some country proxies do not work properly
  • MegaDownloader

    1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    6
    332 votes
    • PROS: Free, Fast, Simple
    • CONS: Limited to one site, No preloaded extra languages
  • SopCast

    4.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Watch free TV channels and broadcast your own

    7
    834 votes
    • PROS: Lots of channels to choose from, Organized by categories, Create and broadcast your programs
    • CONS: Streaming quality and consistency varies wildly, Gives no error log for those channels that won't stream, A lot of non-US content
  • Vuze

    5.7.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    High definition movies and downloads to your PC

    7
    1051 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
  • MP3 Rocket

    7.3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    1060 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • FrostWire

    6.3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    686 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
  • qBittorrent

    3.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    98 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
  • 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
  • uTorrent Portable

    3.4.5.41202

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

    7
    363 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
  • WiFi File Transfer

    1.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Upload and download files to/from your phone over a wireless connection.

    6
    19 votes
    • PROS: Doesn't require using cables
    • CONS: Bare-bones design, Somewhat slow
  • 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
  • Free Torrent Download

    0.0.12.1230

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Torrenting without hassle

    7
    107 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
  • 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
  • Torrex Lite - Torrent Downloader

    1.1.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Download movies and music, and start watching and listening right away

    5
    29 votes
    • PROS: Sleek interface, Stream music and videos as you download them, Powerful settings
    • CONS: Interface is sleek but not customizable
  • Android SkyDrive Explorer

    2.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free app for Android

    -
    No votes yet
    • Transmission

      2.84

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Super lightweight Bittorrent client

      7
      167 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
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