Alternatives to Soulseek for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

  • 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    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer updated.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.
  • 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

    • I see that eMule is taken as an alternative, so, aMule, which is a GPLed port of aMule (in current development) must be an alternative too (specially for GNU/Linux users), I guess. Regards! riveravaldezSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
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    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

  • 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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
  • 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

Soulseek Comments

the users make this app special 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by najodleglejszy
about Soulseek Nov 2013

the userbase is amazing. when you can't find what you're looking for on your torrent sites, you'll get it here for sure.

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What makes Soulseek one of the best and longest surviving m ... 1 Helpful

Comment by musichemyst
about Soulseek Jun 2011

What makes Soulseek one of the best and longest surviving music sharing apps/networks is its users and their often incredible music shares. The Soulseek client itself may have an interface/design that ranges from merely average to downright clunky and the servers that the Soulseek network runs on have always had reliability issues, but the massive and highly diverse quantity of music that's available on the network more than makes up for the shortcomings of the client. To the point that it makes Napster in its glory days seem like a minor footnote in the history of music filesharing.

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True, it looks nice and simple and you can find much stuff ... 1 Helpful

Comment by getfat
about Soulseek Jun 2011

True, it looks nice and simple and you can find much stuff with it.

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Looks like shit, but made me find so much songs i couldn't ... 1 Helpful

Comment by Riekardo
about Soulseek Jun 2011

Looks like shit, but made me find so much songs i couldn't find with other programs

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