eMule Alternatives for Linux

eMule is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is RetroShare, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 23 alternatives to eMule and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to eMule are Soulseek (Free), Nicotine+ (Free, Open Source), Fopnu (Free) and MLDonkey (Free, Open Source).

Successor to the classic, iconic eDonkey2000 peer-to-peer file sharing application that helped popularize P2P file sharing. If you're looking for more info about eMule like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 1/8/2020 7:50:00 PM

Alternatives to eMule for Linux with any license

  • 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 communication. RetroShare features: Chat Send text and images. Discuss with various people in chat rooms. Express your emotions with the rich smiley set.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSSL ... OpenPGP

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  • 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, virtual rooms allow you to meet people with the same interests, share information, and chat freely using real-time messages in public or private. Soulseek®, with its built-in people matching system, is a great way to make new friends and expand your mind!

    • 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. salvadormoraleslenAug 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Not EDonkey client, different technologies. Guest • Oct 2015 • 9 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not work with the edonkey2000 network. Guest • May 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • SoulseekQt can be used in different languages now Guest • Jan 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Nicotine+

    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.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Fopnu

    Simple and easy to use Fully decentralized network All shared files are indexed locally No relaying of other user's searches Pure UDP protocol that utilizes forward error correction Full connection encryption and decentralized public key infrastructure Recirculating token system that helps distribute upload bandwidth fairly Efficient and fast transfers via re-combining and re-encoding blocks at all nodes Clean install and uninstall, or stand-alone operation, with no annoying .

    Free Windows Linux

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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, including a Web interface, telnet interface and over a dozen native client programs. Its great when you have multple computers and you want to set up one server to download and in multiple computers with multiple users you can add files.

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • WireShare

    WireShare is a fork of the original LimeWire open source project. Features Ease of use. Just install, run, and search. Ability to search by artist, title, genre, or other meta-information. Elegant multiple search tabbed interface. "Swarm" downloads from multiple hosts help you get files faster. Utilizes "ultrapeer" technology that reduces bandwidth requirements for most users. Integrated chat.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 instructions below. Calypso uses the anonymous network MUTE, protecting your privacy. Calypso is multisource, allowing a good download speed. Calypso is fully compatible with MUTE. You can download files shared by MUTE customers and vice versa.

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

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Quazaa

    Quazaa is a cross platform multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client based on Shareaza which will support Gnutella2, Ares, eDonkey2000, HTTP, FTP, and BitTorrent.

    • Discontinued
      The project is no longer developed. Last version, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 unique feature of this system is that it stores all of its internal data as meaningless multi-use data blocks. In other words there is not a one to one mapping between a stored block and its use in a accessed file.

    • Discontinued
      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.19.34, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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