136 Responses to Top 20 Best Peer to Peer (P2P) File Sharing Programs and Applications

  • Felker says:

    “Veze has best bandwidth management … “: typo: Veze should be Vuze
    And: Azureus/Vuze does IPv6, which is not mentioned.


  • Ezzy Elliott says:

    ANTs p2p is a great anonymous p2p file sharing program but it can sometimes be slow.

    Dargens p2p is a mod of ANts p2p that makes it download faster while still being anonymous.

    Goals of Dargens

    The aim of the system is to spread information to those who find it difficult to access information freely.

    It has been designed (STUNT and SSL spoofing) to penetrate national censorship system such as the great fire wall of China.

    However, it is not meant to circumvent national laws but to give privacy to responsible adult users which is a right we take for granted in the physical world but which is diminishing in the virtual world.

    We are all connected, if not directly then via friends of friends of friends etc. It has been prooved both theoretically and experimentally that everyone in Europe and North America are connected by a maximum of six steps.

    This is how Dargens p2p works all nodes are connected but not randomly. They are connected like a social network a society. So path lengths are short and everybody can download and upload from everybody else.

    And as it is ANts p2p (only change is network topology) it is anonymous.

    And as to the single point of failure. I agree there is a single point of failure but it is open source (including the website) so it is like bit torrent. Sure they can kill a few trackers but they will never kill them all.

    Lastly by being web based allows the featured files to be quality checked. So now you can download quality files anonymously. Of course you still have the ability to search and download like limwire etc again anonymously.

    Nothing is 100% anonymous; this is safe enough to prevent snoopers from knowing what you’re downloading without slowing downloads.

    Go on download a file.


    or join my private network:

  • My fav ones are utorrent, Limewire, Gnutella.

  • stratosg says:

    bearshare imo is the worst. about 50% of the files are spyware/trojan downloaders… that’s a good list btw man. you have them almost all there!

  • jigish says:

    nice effort buddy..
    good work

  • Peter G. says:

    Surprised that Azureus and uTorrent are so low in your list. I mean, these two are most popular torrent clients. Besides, the official BiTTorrent is now based on uTorrent anyway.

  • SpeedOfLight says:

    It’s a shame that the anonymous clients are mentioned so little in that list. The only one is ANts, which seems to be abandoned by the developer. In times of increasing surveillance by the music and film industry, anonymous file sharing will become more and more important.
    A very promising program seems to be Stealthnet; it also seems to be one of the most secure.

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  • johnyb says:

    i have used all kind of p2p software till now but the best is bittorent.good download speed.

  • Vikram says:

    Utorrent for torrent
    Limewire Pro for direct P2P (good to download Quick mp3’s quickly) beware of malwares and spywares on limewire, Make sure you have a good Antivirus

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  • A. Samad says:

    For file searching, I used only Limewire (free of charge) – Now I learned very much of P2P –
    A. Samad

  • Fred says:

    I wonder who else would agree with your description of Emule. I find that almost every file I download has some type of malware. Either my system is corrupting the dowloaded files or your article does not tell the full story.

    I’d sure like to know other peoples experiences.

  • Steve Allan says:

    P2P file sharing application is mainly used for downloading and uploading files like music, videos, softwares, games, mp3 tunes, photos and many more. I have been using Shareaza and FastestP2P for downloading.

  • Drag says:

    for me.. the BesT 2 P2P are… LIMEWIRE & uTORRENT…..

  • Cabin says:

    They say some are Mac OSX dedicated but every file I download is an .exe that my Mac opens as a page of symbols.. any advice for a rookie?

  • Ron says:

    In my opinion, I think the best ones are the free and open source ones because they’re are trustworthy and there can be nothing to worry about the “things” people download. For my Windows XP I chose Shareaza and Deluge because Deluge is lighter than Azureus and open source compared to utorrent and Shareaza can connect to emule server and gnutella. For my Ubuntu Linux, I chose Transmission because it came with the OS and amule because it was the only choice in synaptic manager.

  • ravin says:

    common ARES is wayyyyyyyyyyy better than LIMEWIRE!!
    also utorrent/bittorrent or whatever..they’re all the same..it’s not like we’re downloading from that client..it’s from several torrent sites..however utorrent should be on the top..and most torrent sites banned other clients except for utorrent and azureus..i’m not saying im 100% right..but thats how i feel..however nice work for putting up this site..

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  • miami says:

    “I wonder who else would agree with your description of Emule. I find that almost every file I download has some type of malware. Either my system is corrupting the dowloaded files or your article does not tell the full story.

    I’d sure like to know other peoples experiences.”

    I’ve been using emule for well over a year and a half now with over 100 gigs downloaded and not one file infested with malware or spyware. There are still a few good ed2k links sites in existence that I suggest you use. I’ve also had no problems with emule’s search function and cross-referencing file sizes with either BT sites or just using ed2k link sites grantees a legit download. The network has a much wider variety of movie and music files than most BT sites I’ve used and the large amount of HD and non-HD bluray rips to choose from, free or everybody, puts the network at the top of my list. The only downside in using emule is that the speeds are almost never greater than 150 kb/s and usually hover around 10-60 kb/s. For me personally, this is not a problem since I stockpile instead of watching immediately.

  • yeah says:

    Kazaa Kazaa Lite iMesh BearShare Ares and Morpheus all keep computer repair companies in business with spyware removal. Thanks for supporting local businesses!

  • rajiv says:

    hi there, its been many yrs ive been using p2p software, infact since yr 90’s!!! its my passion downloading music.
    concerning speed of download it depends on 1st software, 2nd network bandwidth(for both client,ie uploading and downloading.) it also depends on the number of peers u r downloading from..
    The best software doesnt only mean download speed, always remember if u want great download speed u must have great upload speed too..as p2p works by uploading from other clients.
    try searching rare files e.g for rare mp3 files are ( Dow jones-just a techno groove,, avion de nuitagatha de co,, hobby one-everybody movin’up,, passion-toujour envie d’elle,,Docteur jones l’explorateur….) these are mp3 files that are rare to find.. personally ive use most of the mentioned p2p, for best result use Emule, for quick use Limewire..but limewire is not as in the early 2000’s,so beware..
    Torrent i use bitcomet/utorrent/rarely vuze as it takes too much memory, what i apreciate with torrent is that i can select mp3’s/ files to download from huge files… coz sometime one needs only a readme file from a 1 gig file!!that’s the best of torrent files..

    in general i use web like filespump/rapidlibrary/4shared.. files that i dnt find i use Emule/limewire… till now ive download many many many Gig of Mp3 and sincerly ive got 99.9% of music ive searched from yr 70’s to latest techno..

    sorry for ortho err, im from mauritius island and our native language in not english :D

  • salman says:

    Amazed to see Kazaa in the list. I think it is the black list.

  • dav says:

    dude limewire is shit its full of viruses why is it no2 wth

  • ron says:

    hey ares is also my favorite

  • Brendon says:

    The link for Shareaza (www.shareaza.com) is not the legit website address, as stated in the official homepage (shareaza.sourceforge.net) the website had recently been overtaken by hackers – in which the fake version for download (version 6.0) contain viruses.. the real legit version at SourceForge is 2.4 is you follow Shareaza version history.

    Do not download from Shareaza.com – instead: shareaza.sourceforge.net

  • Brendon says:

    Also, in addition to my comment below, please revise the following for confirmation on this issue:


  • Karl says:

    BearShare sold out to iMesh in the Summer of 2006 or so as part of their settlement with the music industry. Any BearShare installer downloaded since is based on iMesh re-skinned to look like the old BearShare.

    Morpheus is dead. It should rank at the bottom. StreamCast (publishers of Morpheus) went bankrupt after its legal troubles with the recording industry.

    The old BearShare should definitely rank above Shareaza, but the new BearShare should rank down at the bottom, only ahead of Morpheus.

    You should mention that LimeWire supports both the Bittorrent and Gnutella protocols.

    I can understand the grammar mistakes, as you’re probably not a native speaker. However, the terrible spelling is harder to dismiss. A spelling check before publishing wouldn’t kill you, would it? Have pride in your work and some personal standards that have to be met before slapping your name on something.

  • erikaa says:

    Limewire always looses the network and ares has a low quality of music i try frostwire and is the same exact thing as limewire. Can somebody help me choose what p2p user can i use? I am downloding imesh can somebody tell me a description of it?

  • MIKE says:

    The link to Shareaza website should be changed! It’s NOT the real website! Don’t you people learn!? Search the internet about it!
    Even the download link – It points to the wrong download. It’s dangerous. I dare you to download the fake Shareaza and use it!

    Note, also: Users that have Trend Micro installed will notice that the website, and download link, aren’t accessible as the website is blocked and classified “dangerous”. See, Trend Micro caught on to it, so why not everyone else? Please change the link. For some reason it really bothers me.

    Okay, let’s just say a few ten thousand people are wrong, and it was the so called “real, no spyware, no adware, 100% free” version – which Shareaza has never used those words in ANY of their distributions – if it was “real”.. Why would such a program jump from version 2.x to version 4.. And to this date (2 months later).. Version 6? It’s not right. This link needs to be changed.

  • MIKE says:

    Also, to add to my comment. Download.com is a trusted site by millions of people. Search for Shareaza…What comes up? The REAL LEGIT VERSION (version 2.4.0) which links to: http://shareaza.sourceforge.net

    Please see for yourself:

    Also, check out SiteAdvisor, Shareaza.com has a really bad rating – mostly compiled with the comments of “FAKE” and “HIJACKED DOMAIN”.

    Please let people know. This is a serious matter.

  • Kkitten says:

    Forgot some of the Japanese P2P (I am into anime so I use them alot).

    Perfect Dark

    Only bad thing with these programs is they can be difficult to set up and it REQUIRES you to have 20-40GB of space set aside for uploads.

  • Suneel says:

    Ahh, very sad to see uTorrent at 17th place.

    I consider that utorrent shud be placed in the first position given the simple interface and advanced features and reliability of it.

  • Bill says:

    I Tried To Use eMule But There Was To Many Settings To Correctly Set. And When You Do Get Them Set. I Never Could Get The Download To Start.

  • Boguebailey says:

    hey sexy bitches

  • Kendong31 says:

    Limewire is shut down now!

  • Enghamam_2100 says:

    hi i am very pleased for these comments on p2p programs

  • Wamills says:

    Imesh sucks, Limewire was the best of what was left, it too has been shut diwn by the feds,,,now P2P is crap…until someone comes out with a new one…we’ll have to wait., you can try emule. it’s not that bad…could be a lot better though.

  • Shininggoat says:

    very good dear keep it up.
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  • Rodeo-gypsies says:

    one of my computers has a fairly new version of lime wire and it is shut down
    i also have another computer with an older version of limewire and it works fine
    i have been downloading like crazy for the last few days and wil;l keep it up till they shut the older version down two

  • Felix says:

    http://www.coolhdwallpapers.com , they also offer some great free stuff

  • rekrap says:

    i’ll agree with that.

  • Ki77en says:

    You fools!
    uTorrent is THE ONE !!!!!!! It’s THE MOUNT EVEREST-SIZED DIAMOND among little rocks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Trust me I know what I’m talking about I’ve downloaded couple of terrabytes and uploaded nearly as same with it. THERE ISN’T ANY BETTER THAN uTorrent !!! And torrents are the best and by far the fastest way to share something. Amen

  • Mena says:

    you forgot to put up bitcomet, which is sorta like bittorrent…you can download it from my fav site: download.cnet.com

  • Mena says:

    you forgot to put up bitcomet, which is sorta like bittorrent…you can download it from my fav site: download.cnet.com

  • Darkor Hellruins says:

    Amen, totally agree with you AMEN

  • Wuznttaz11 says:

    what version of limewire are you using

  • Lisa Grant5 says:

    I’ve just started a blog where i will be previewing different downloading programs. Feel free to take a look at http://movieandmusicdownloadingprogram.blogspot.com/

  • Jtward says:

    goto downloads.com and check out “Sharinhood” its a multi network p2p program like shareaza but made by someone else and its fast. i use only it.



  • jesse says:

    im having a hard time downloading any file sharing program to my older ibook G3. anyone know where i can get step by step instructions

  • 555vgjlh says:

    Ok so I did a norton report on Bit Torrent and some one said that I would be in some sort of copy right trouble if I downloaded it.

  • Raljames Gonzales says:

    liMeWire iS sHut DoWn Now PeRmANeNtLy

  • Frozzbites says:

    When I went to download Free Download Manager, TRENDO MICRO SECURITY PRO says FDM is dangerous and contains viruses.
    Here is the Trend Micro Warning Info which is way over my head.I don’t understand any of it except that it is a severe and critical warning that if I download FDM I will infect and damage my computer.
    http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/vul … &name=Free Download Manager .torrent File Parsing Multiple Buffer Overflows

  • Frozzbites says:

    When I went to download FDM, TRENDO MICRO SECURITY PRO says FDM is dangerous and contains viruses.
    Here is the Trend Micro Warning Info which is way over my head.I don’t understand any of it except that it is a severe and critical warning that if I download FDM I will infect and damage my computer.
    http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/vul … &name=Free Download Manager .torrent File Parsing Multiple Buffer Overflows

  • Frozzbites says:

    I am trying to get this link to work.It didn’t paste properly in the original comment because it had three extra … dots
    http://about-threats.trendmicr… &name=Free Download Manager .torrent File Parsing

  • Mohan K says:

    hi i wanna know where can i download free video converter which is effective and has the options of converting the videos in all different formats…..

  • Bolobef says:

    will limewire open again ??

  • Michael Wall50 says:

    I use “Any Video Converter” and “Any Audio Converter” and like them both. Mike.

  • Squallvn says:

    which is the best?

  • Nathannixon says:

    bad link for soulseek

  • Nathannixon says:

    bad link for soulseek

  • siddharth says:

    i like jdownloader

  • siddharth says:

    its better than any other

  • siddharth says:


  • siddharth says:

    Guies Jdownloader is the best , any links frm fileserve , hotfile and many more can be download as premium user without any limit…… >3

  • Stevenvose121 says:

    what about bitcomet is this any good

  • captain X says:

    bearshare, frostwire and ares ALL suck big purlpe floppy donkey dick !

  • Noblesboys says:

    so can i download u torrent and b able to get movies

  • the old chick says:

    i love the enthusiastic comment, especially since i so thoroughly agree. i am not your typical user either. i have more than 6 TB of storage and a datalink for my husband to keep him off my machine. i did bit comet for a while, but when i stumbled upon utorrent i found a home. i don’t mess with bearshare or imesh anymore it used to be fun. i used morpheus when it was fun. anyone looking for 1080p movies ? need i say more ….. utorrent is the place baby, screw netflix

  • the old chick says:

    go to utorrent, you’ll never use anything else

  • Brianthomas says:

    The most easiest to use I have seen is skdownloader. You can add torrents for downloading directly from your browser(ie and firefox). Skdownloader will take care of downloading the torrents internally and starting file download using the torrent.

  • Anne_angel83 says:

    having issues with frostwire and bareshare AND MP3 rocket

    finding NOTHING on all platforms, search and nothing comes up

  • Robin Elliott36 says:

    very helpfull and well explained ? hope your getting paid for your trobles ?

  • utorrent is now alvailble on mac download from http://www.utorrent.com personary its my favorite bittorrent client and the fastest download speeds also doesnt impact system performance at all uses only 1 mb of hard drive space and uses only 25MB of ram

  • no it wont limewire has been taken down by the government but frostwire looks and acts the same as limewire its worth a download

  • Epic Ninja! says:

    Thank you! Very helpful.

  • Marcosky says:

    Yes it WILL
    Theres the LimeWire Pirate edition which the govermennt doesnt know it exists and it works fine PLUS it has the AVG antivirus installed in it so no virus comes in while downloading.To download it just search for LimeWire Pirate edition and thats it

  • Old Dude says:

    How difficult is Utorrent to learn. I tried it for about two hour and became frustraited with the searching and downloading. From what you are saying it sounds as if I need to give it another try.

  • Drgirone says:

    Does anyone know anything about VooWire?

  • Bastard Child says:

    How do we know its not the Government Putting one out there keeping track before they put a sting on you and you end up in BUSTED!!!!!!!

  • Elizabeth_1977 says:

    There’s Blubster: http://www.blubster.com

  • keo sarak says:

    please use utorrent instead

  • Royobanen says:

    i think the “morpheus ultra” is the best forever . see in youtube how fast is

  • saad says:

    morpheus didn’t dead he still workin and how fast is look in youtube…

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  • Web Design says:

    Hahaha! So true….

  • Ankur says:

    Thats very useful . I did not knew about so many of these p2p apps. 

  • Pmart says:

    Where is the best place to download 1080p movies? Thanks better with age chick…

  • Pmart says:

    Where is the best place to download 1080p movies? Thanks better with age chick…

  • Donotneedtono says:

    theres no point in dowloading 1080p movies unless you have  all the correct cables and either a high definition tv or laptop and a blu ray drive wrighter to put em on discs, too much money for all that why not just buy the blu ray movie there going down in price anyway

  • WirelessWired says:

    Whatever happened to BitComet??

  • Mesaicool says:

    plzzzz can anybody tell for chatting like imesh anyother software if know then plzzzzzzzzzz send to my email id mesaicool@rediffmail.com plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Mike says:

    You people have no idea what your talking about. BearShare is the way to go. It has a setup almost identical to iTunes and has the quickest download speeds ever.

  • Poepie says:

    not one of the above is safe and ok………..

  • Maderchod says:

    bhosdi ke chutiya ho kya be

  • Bhenchod says:

    Maa ke lund koi badhiya sa software batao jo free mein chooton ke video download kare fatafat se…… samjhe bhosdi ke

  • Networkguy says:

    In reference to ANts: anything that you download from a server can be tracked. Be careful! You can not encrypt your network address when communicating with a  server … and your network address can identify you

  • Steve_102888@hotmail.com says:

    Im trying to find a p2p program which its name starts with the letter O. I forgot the name of it, and im hitting my head on the wall just to find the name of it! anybody have any lists of p2p programs which name starts with the letter O? i think that program is about 7 years old if im not mistaken. THANKS

  • Kt56fly says:

    limewire is not shut down now donkey…. theres a patch for it

  • Kt56fly says:

    i was using limewire a day after it went offline & theres a ton of ppl on it…
    I have never got a virus from there ever….
    Anyone who thiks its unsafe is trying to downlaod porn

  • Ty Boogie says:

    All the other P2P’s don’t stand up to uTorrent. By far being the best that I’ve used over the years. Easy to use no headaches and i practically have no problems in finding Movies,Songs etc….Go uTorrent and you’ll never look back…

  • Tommy says:

     Download FreeFox for converter video’s in mp3  ;-)

  • Brad says:

    Nice semi colon at the end there while you’re getting on the article about grammar LMAO. You have to use a semi colon if u change punctuation.

  • zerosine says:

    Wow! Surprised to not find uTorrent in here?!

  • klysteele says:

    Im not sure but “orpheous” came to my mind. I might be wrong though

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  • klysteele says:

    limewire to my computer down!!! Totally f***ked it off.

  • Jarvis says:

    This is an absolutely terrible list. Anyone who’s used SoulSeek laughs at the retards on Limewire & Kazaa downloading low quality 128kbps mistitled Limp Bizkit files in between virus scans.

    Soulseek is for real music lovers – no bullshit, no ads, shitloads of obscure music, high quality (flac, wav), etc.

  • hvachack says:

    The ” govermennt ” doesn’t know it exists.. What a dumb ass!!! Go back to school!!!!

  • Kyle Farmer says:

    how do you know if the government does or doesn’t know about limewire pirate addition?

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  • ulkkjgf says:

    Zionist cockgobbler

  • nikki says:

    whats the best peer to peer for free movie downloads

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  • pyrop says:

    lol government doesnt know exists? they know everything exists theres just no reason to care. this is a major thread bump. but yeah while were at it. the government doesnt know about the pirate bay or kickass or fuck it anything about bitorrent either. you expect to little from the government.

  • maq says:

    Dear all Friends;

    I am a SYSTEM administrator of a company, i want to check in my Local network which IP is downloding which things. because users are downloading and speed is very slow is there any software to check it from my system to all over Lan through LAN …

    If is it possible please help me…

  • thomas sheridan says:

    1) there is a really cool key on the left side of your keyboard, “Caps Lock”Under “Tab Key”. Use it, Jackass

    2) You are putting too much Marijuana Sauce on your pasta again, I see.

  • thomas sheridan says:

    your trousers are several sizes too tight.

  • thomas sheridan says:

    I heard of one gut who got busted for having child porn downloaded by (s)limewire.

  • thomas sheridan says:

    I am using NO version. I am not the dumb fool you think I am.

  • thomas sheridan says:

    Good Morning, Grammar Nazi..

  • trl says:


  • Jim Bob says:

    uTorrent has been my go to torrent program since it first came out!

  • Brian says:

    WHAT???? Ares is “completely free from viruses, spywares and adwares.” GARBAGE!! Scammers, hackers and jackasses have software that collect the search you put in and return files with you search name immediately. The same size files every time sow up first. If that isn’t adware/spyware then I’m just naieve…

  • Kelly Law says:

    I’m more into downloading single songs. I may not like every song on the album. Is uTorrent good for this?

  • Le says:

    bit torrent are you there?

  • YetiShare says:


    May I recommend YetiShare as an alternative. It is a file hosting script that allows you to create your own file sharing service / site.

    Kind regards

  • Ronert Kelly says:

    what is the best peer to peer tranfer program out there, I am currently using Sharezaa, which is good, but is there a better one? Free to download and use!!!. Not of this pushing costly software malarky!!!.

  • Ronnie Jones says:

    I wanna fag off with you dude…I want your nut in my gut !!! – (while I’m gettin’ dat- you call me names like fag, cum dumpster). Because you know the saying is true: “Rejection is the STRONGEST aphrodisiac !!!

  • Alex taslan says:

    you all fucking idiots….you think the goverment is care about what your doing on your laptop inside your room??… you all fucking retards!! goverment has more inmportant thinks to care about….