BearShare Alternatives

    BearShare is described as 'file-sharing program that lets you find, download, share, and publish audio and video files. An ever-growing community of millions of registered users ensures quick location and download of virtually any type of file available on the P2P network' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to BearShare for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Tixati. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try eMule or Nicotine+. Other great apps like BearShare are FrostWire (Free, Open Source), Halite (Free, Open Source), Flud (Free) and MLDonkey (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 24, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. eMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows. Connects to the eDonkey network and the Kad network. The official website is no longer updated, but the forum is still active and new versions are frequently released by the community.


    3. Nicotine+ is a graphical client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer file sharing network. Nicotine+ aims to be a pleasant, Free and Open Source (FOSS) alternative to the official Soulseek client, providing additional functionality while keeping current with the Soulseek protocol.
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    4. FrostWire is a free, open source P2P BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one. It's a fork of LimeWire .

      Bundleware

      As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60a309e91ba1039c3527053867e0e210ff2e18628a01acc264d82430e6436889/analysis/

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • libtorrent
      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.

      Discontinued

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



      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Flud is a simple and beautiful BitTorrent client for Android. The power of BitTorrent protocol is now in the palm of your hands. Share files with ease from your phone/tablet. Download files directly to your phone/tablet.
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    5. MLDonkey is an open source, multi-protocol, peer-to-peer file sharing application that runs as a back-end server application on many platforms.

      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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    6. tTorrent is a torrent client for Android based devices.
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    7. [NOTE: new Mac version and Windows beta version 3.5 were released in December 2019] Gigatribe is a p2p software with more than 1 Million users. Its an easy way to share and transfer files between friends or colleagues.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Downpour is a web-based BitTorrent client. It supports auto-downloading from RSS feeds and automatic importing and renaming of downloads into a media library, making it ideal for use on a home media server.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.1, released on April 2012, can be still downloaded from Github.

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