Alternatives to Ares for all platforms with any license

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  • RetroShare icon

    RetroShare

    RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • eMule icon

    eMule

    eMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows. Connects to the eDonkey network and the Kad network.

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.50b Beta1, released in March 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • FrostWire icon

    FrostWire

    Easy to use BitTorrent Client and YouTube Downloader in one, with built-in search and music library.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

    • Currently, frostWire is a BitTorrent client and not more a Gnutella client. Some files are indeed extracted from YouTube videos, not from P2P clients. Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    aMule

    aMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad Network.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • MLDonkey icon

    MLDonkey

    MLDonkey is an open source, multi-protocol, peer-to-peer file sharing application that runs as a back-end server application on many platforms. It can be controlled through a user interface provided by one of many separate front-ends...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.1.5, released in March 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • Nicotine+ icon

    Nicotine+

    SoulSeek is a p2p network/software, in particular geared towards finding music you may not find elsewhere, and finding about more music you may not know about! Nicotine is a SoulSeek client written in Python, based on the...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • NeoLoader icon

    NeoLoader

    NeoLoader is a download manager/filesharing client, designed to work across network borders. It can download files from various One Click Hosting sites as well as from BitTorrent and eMule/eDonkey2000. In addition to that Neo...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Quazaa icon

    Quazaa

    Quazaa is a cross platform multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client based on Shareaza which will support Gnutella2, Ares, eDonkey2000, HTTP, FTP, and BitTorrent.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Gigatribe icon

    Gigatribe

    Gigatribe is a p2p software with more than 1 Million users. Its an easy way to share and transfer files between friends or colleagues. Features: There are no limitations on quantity or file size All your files are kept on your...

    Free Mac Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v3.04.013, released in April 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.
  • Acqlite icon

    Acqlite

    Acqlite is Gnutella file sharing program based on LimeWire, Acquisition and Cabos. It is free software and contains no spyware or adware. It provides a simple interface, multiple language support, and iTunes + iPod integration.

    Open Source Mac

  • OFF System icon

    OFF System

    The Owner-Free Filing system has often been described as the first brightnet; A distributed system where no one breaks the law, so no one need hide in the dark. OFF is a highly connected peer-to-peer distributed file system. The...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.19.34, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
  • Warez P2P

    Warez P2P is a proprietary peer-to-peer filesharing service released in January 2004.

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued No recent development activity.
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Ares Comments

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Negative Comment by gordita_de_lisoform
about Ares Feb 2012

Users there share a lot of malware.

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