Download Peer To Peer - Best Software & Apps

  • uTorrent

    3.5.4-build-44498

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compact BitTorrent free client with expansive capabilities

    7
    45120 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
    7706 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
  • Hamachi

    2.2.0.607

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create a safe private network between computers

    7
    29252 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
    1782 votes
    • PROS: Free, Fast, Simple
    • CONS: Limited to one site, No preloaded extra languages
  • Hola Unlimited Free VPN

    1.83.356

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent proxy switcher to unblock regional video restrictions

    7
    1145 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
  • uTorrent Beta

    (µTorrent) 3.4.2.31645

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free beta torrent software

    7
    648 votes
    • PROS: Free download , New features
    • CONS: Unstable , Little explanation of new features
  • MP3 Rocket

    7.3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    2974 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • FrostWire

    6.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1653 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
  • SopCast

    1.2.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Mac

    Watch live sports and television on your Android phone

    9
    159 votes
    • PROS: Lots of channels, Good video quality for many channels, Allows you to open specific URLs
    • CONS: Badly organized channel listings, Very few US channels
  • uTorrent Portable

    3.4.5.41202

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

    7
    681 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
  • Vuze

    5.7.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    High definition movies and downloads to your PC

    8
    3124 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
  • qBittorrent

    4.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    413 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
  • BitComet

    1.51

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Innovative P2P BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client

    8
    3753 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
  • Ares

    2.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fast and unlimited P2P file sharing

    8
    92002 votes
    • PROS: Really easy to use , Minimal wait to download files , Media player included
    • CONS: Intermittent connection problems
  • eMule

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    eMule is a P2P download manager

    9
    28 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
  • Bit Che

    3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Download Platform for Entertainment Lovers

    7
    626 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
  • Transmission

    2.94

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Super lightweight Bittorrent client

    8
    376 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
  • Free Torrent Download

    Beta 0.0.12.1230

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Torrenting without hassle

    7
    119 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
  • uTorrent Alpha

    Beta 3.4.30219

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Downloading program for Windows

    7
    494 votes
    • PROS: In Spanish
    • CONS: Few new features, Stability problems
  • WiFi File Transfer

    1.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free to install app that allows you to transfer files, wirelessly

    7
    92 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use., Fast and effective.
    • CONS: Web interface needs improvement., Transfer issues on some devices.
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
11.5137538Windows
22.4.0920027.5Windows
33.5.4-build-44498451207.3Windows, Android, Mac
47.10.3 Build 4442977067.2Windows, Android
52.2.0.607292526.6Windows
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