Alternatives to LimeWire for all platforms with any license

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  • µTorrent icon

    µTorrent

    µTorrent, or uTorrent, is a freeware, ad-supported, proprietary BitTorrent client owned and developed by BitTorrent, Inc.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android PortableApps.com Wine

  • Transmission icon

    Transmission

    Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku Xfce

  • Deluge icon

    Deluge

    Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses libtorrent (rasterbar) at its core and GTK for the main user interface along with web and console interfaces for advanced...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD libtorrent Python

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    Tixati

    Tixati is a peer-to-peer file sharing program that uses the popular BitTorrent protocol. This protocol allows many peers to form a cooperative swarm and download very large files with great efficiency. Tixati is one of the most...

    Free Personal Windows Linux

  • Vuze icon

    Vuze

    Vuze is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD Chrome

  • Miro icon

    Miro

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro, you can subscribe to any RSS feed, podcast, or video blog and explore hundreds of free channels...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/
  • 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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated.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.
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    Tribler

    Tribler is an application that enables its users to find, enjoy and share content. With content we mean video, audio, pictures, and much more. Tribler has three goals in helping you, the user: find, consume and share content. We...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Soulseek icon

    Soulseek

    Soulseek® is a unique ad-free, spyware free, and just plain free file sharing application. One of the things that makes Soulseek® unique is our community and community-related features. Based on peer-to-peer technology...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    rTorrent

    rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library. The client and library is written in C++ with emphasis on speed and efficiency, while delivering equivalent features to those found in GUI based clients in an...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    Halite

    Halite (named after the mineral) is a C++ BitTorrent client based on the excellent libtorrent library from Rasterbar Software. The program also relies heavily on the Boost libraries.

    Open Source Windows libtorrent

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    • Discontinued Last version was released on 19/12/2015, as of 2017 app is still stable and working.
  • KTorrent icon

    KTorrent

    KTorrent is a bittorrent application for KDE which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol. It enables you to run multiple torrents at the same time and comes with extended features to make it a full-featured...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • aMule icon

    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

  • Ares icon

    Ares

    Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares peer to peer network. As a...

    Open Source Windows

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  • BitComet icon

    BitComet

    BitComet is a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download management software, which is powerful, and easy-to-use. It contains many advanced features that can accelerate your downloading up to 5 - 10 times faster, or even more.

    Free Personal Windows

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    Calypso

    Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Anomos

    Anomos is a pseudonymous, encrypted multi-peer-to-peer file distribution protocol. It is based on the peer/tracker concept of BitTorrent in combination with an onion routing anonymization layer, with the added benefit of end-to-end...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Main site has not seen updating since 2008 and SSL cert for it is expired.
  • Transdroid icon

    Transdroid

    A remote client for your Transmission, Deluge, µTorrent, rTorrent, Deluge or BitTorrent 6 torrent daemon. You can show and manage torrents, add them via URL or integrated torrent search. A home screen widget is included.

    Open Source Android rTorrent Transmission µTorrent Deluge BitTorrent ... Vuze

  • OneSwarm icon

    OneSwarm

    Supports both bittorrent protocol and a friend-to-friend version of the same protocol which in most situations makes you anonymous.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The last code commit on GitHub was on May 25th, 2012.
  • BeeMP3 icon

    BeeMP3

    BeeMP3 is a music search engine for locating an mp3-audio files over the Internet. Free mp3 music search & download. Top artists and hit music free for download. The site doesn't host any files - their crawler searches...

    Free Web / Cloud

    • Warning BeeMP3 is malicious according to McAfee.
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    gtk-gnutella

    gtk-gnutella is a server/client for Gnutella. It runs on every Unix-like system which supports GTK+ (1.2 or above) and libxml. The GNOME desktop environment is not required. It is currently developed and tested under Linux (Debian) as...

    Open Source Linux BSD Haiku

  • GetMp3! icon

    GetMp3!

    GetMp3 is a file sharing program that lets you download MP3 files quickly and without requiring a lot of features present on your computer. You can download from grooveshark,youtube,vk,soundcloud Find All Albums from artist and...

    Free Windows

  • Free Music Downloader icon

    Free Music Downloader

    Free Music Downloader MP3 for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and MAC OS The most lightweight mp3 downloader compatible with Windows. You have only to type the mp3 name you would like to download and with one click the mp3 downloader starts...

    Freemium Mac Windows

    • Discontinued Official website unavailable.
  • VK Player icon

    VK Player

    Search, listen and download to any music from vk.com. Very easy to use.

    Free Mac Windows

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  • btpd icon

    btpd

    The BitTorrent Protocol Daemon Btpd is a utility for sharing files over the BitTorrent network protocol. It runs in daemon mode, thus needing no controlling terminal or gui. Instead, the daemon is controlled by btcli, its command...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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  • BitSpirit icon

    BitSpirit

    BitSpirit is a very powerful and easy-to-use BitTorrent client that provides not only full BitTorrent protocol implementation but also many personalization features. BitSpirit supports simultaneous downloads, download queue, UPNP...

    Free Windows

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  • Seesu.me icon

    Seesu.me

    Seesu is a small mashup application which combines last.fm catalog, vk.com mp3 and soundcloud mp3 libraries to lets you listen to last.fm recommendations and download mp3 sometimes. Really nice app for downloading, searching and...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome Opera

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  • music2pc icon

    music2pc

    music2pc is a free program to find and download MP3 songs from the Internet. Search music among 100 million tracks and enjoy free mp3 downloads! Built on a very fast and safe non-bittorrent and non-peer-to-peer method of getting...

    Free Windows

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  • Phex icon

    Phex

    Phex is a peer-to-peer file sharing client for the Gnutella network. It is free software and without spyware or adware. Phex is released under the GNU General Public License. Phex is based on Java technology and therefore available...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Java Mobile

  • Music Download Center icon

    Music Download Center

    Music Download Center is a Software that helps you find and download music, browse the internet and listen to many web radios. Features Download Music Search music from different sources and download it right away with high...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.5, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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.

LimeWire Comments

god i miss this

Positive Comment by jimmyboggs
about LimeWire Nov 2014

when i was growing up i use limewire all i loved it back in the day i have to say sometime i really miss it :)

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its alright

Comment by Joseph864
about LimeWire Jun 2013

i use to use this app sometime back and it never had any issues but now there are better torrents that do a much better job

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This has been a popular P2P program, but it has been known ...

Comment by Aaron
about LimeWire Jun 2011

This has been a popular P2P program, but it has been known to have spyware and viruses, so I never used it. I used eMule or aMule instead and they worked just as good for me.

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