Download Peer To Peer - Best Software & Apps

  • uTorrent

    3.5.4.44632

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compact BitTorrent free client with expansive capabilities

    7
    45919 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-44633

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The official BitTorrent client

    7
    7872 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
  • Hola Unlimited Free VPN

    1.83.356

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent proxy switcher to unblock regional video restrictions

    7
    1383 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
  • Zapya - File Transfer, Sharing

    4.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Share files easily with Zapya

    8
    374 votes
    • PROS: Simple user interface, Unlimited file transfer, User groups, Integral media player
    • CONS: User groups limited
  • Hamachi

    2.2.0.614

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create a safe private network between computers

    7
    29495 votes
    • PROS: Secure virtual network, Encrypted communications, Perfect for network games
    • CONS: None that we can think of!
  • MegaDownloader

    1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    1975 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
    732 votes
    • PROS: Free download , New features
    • CONS: Unstable , Little explanation of new features
  • SopCast

    4.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Watch free TV channels and broadcast your own

    7
    1784 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
  • FrostWire

    6.7.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1660 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
  • Hola Free VPN

    (Accelerator & Unblocker) 1.8.108

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Browse the open internet without borders

    9
    306 votes
    • PROS: Unlimited VPN, Browse the global internet freely
    • CONS: Hola accesses your Wifi and cellular data for its own use, Not safe when accessing certain content
  • MP3 Rocket

    7.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    3019 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • Vuze

    5.7.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    High definition movies and downloads to your PC

    8
    3132 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
  • Ares

    2.4.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fast and unlimited P2P file sharing

    8
    92166 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
    709 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
  • uTorrent Alpha

    Beta 3.4.30219

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The best file sharing site

    7
    526 votes
    • PROS: File details are organized, Shows download progress and status, Shows download traffic, Can pause or stop downloads completely
    • CONS: Few new features, Stability problems
  • qBittorrent

    4.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    417 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
    644 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
    71 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

    7.4.3 build 43797

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The original Bittorrent client

    6
    465 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

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    eMule is a P2P download manager

    9
    30 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
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
15.7.6.031327.6Windows, Mac
22.4.9921667.5Windows
33.5.4.44632459197.3Windows, Android, Mac
47.10.3-build-4463378727.3Windows, Android
52.2.0.614294956.6Windows
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