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    eMule Alternatives

    eMule is described as 'free peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows. Connects to the eDonkey network and the Kad network' and is a very popular app in the file sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to eMule for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is RetroShare, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like eMule are Soulseek, BitTorrent, Nicotine+ and Shareaza.

    eMule is mainly a Torrent Client but alternatives to it may also be Video Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of eMule.
    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    eMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows. Connects to the eDonkey network and the Kad...
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    1. 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 .
      RetroShare vs eMule opinions
      Some users think RetroShare is a great alternative to eMule, some don't.
      Kissaki Does not use ed2k network.
      Negative comment 5 months ago

    2. 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.
      Soulseek vs eMule opinions
      Some users think Soulseek is a great alternative to eMule, some don't.
      Not EDonkey client, different technologies.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

      Does not work with the edonkey2000 network.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

      salvadormoraleslen You can find a lot of music here; even those that you can not find in eMule. And I do not mean Ariana Grande or Bieber, but less known music.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      SoulseekQt can be used in different languages now
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

    3. BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol.
      BitTorrent vs eMule opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      altersoft It's a Torrent downloader, not a search engine, and a P2P downloader like eMule!
      Negative comment 6 months ago

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      Nicotine+ is a graphical client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer network.
    4. Shareaza is the most luxurious and sophisticated file sharing system you'll find. It can harness the power of up to four separate peer-to-peer networks, including EDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Shareaza's native network, Gnutella2.


      last updated: Sep 18th 2017, 19:11 GMT

      Almost everyone thinks Shareaza is a great alternative to eMule.
    5. DC++ is an open source client for Windows for the Direct Connect protocol.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Fopnu is P2P File Sharing System. 100% Free, Simple and Easy to Use. Contains NO Spyware and NO Ads. Fully decentralized network. All shared files are indexed locally.
    6. P2P Filesharing and BitTorrent client. Polished dev fork of Shareaza supporting Gnutella (LimeWire), G2 (Shareaza), eDonkey2000 (eMule), and more networks. Highly customizable, skinnable, and translatable with 30 languages.
    7. MLDonkey is an open source, multi-protocol, peer-to-peer file sharing application that runs as a back-end server application on many platforms.


      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.

      No screenshots yet
    8. WireShare is a fork of the original LimeWire open source project.
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