Alternatives to BearShare for all platforms with any license

  • eMule

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

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer updated, but the forum is still active. Last official version, 0.50b Beta1, was released in March 2015 by SomeSupport. As of August 2017, an unofficial release is still developed by fox88/irwir and can be downloaded from GitHub.
  • FrostWire

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Kindle Fire

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    • Discontinued In September 2018 after the Android app was removed from the Play Store by Google, the team has decided to close the FrostWire project: https://frostwire.wordpress.com/2018/09/27/frostwire-for-android-is-no-longer-available-on-google-play/ Last version, 6.7.4, released on September 26, 2018, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
    • Bundleware As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60a309e91ba1039c3527053867e0e210ff2e18628a01acc264d82430e6436889/analysis/
  • 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...

    Free 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.
  • aMule

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.3.2, released in September 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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! ...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Warning Adware
  • Flud

    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...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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  • Downpour

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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

    Free Mac Windows

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    • 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

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac

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