eMule Alternatives for Mac

    eMule is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is RetroShare, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to eMule and ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to eMule are Soulseek (Free), BitTorrent (Freemium), Nicotine+ (Free, Open Source) and WireShare (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 19, 2020
    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...
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      Some users think RetroShare is a great alternative to eMule, some don't.
    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.
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      Some users think Soulseek is a great alternative to eMule, some don't.
      Not EDonkey client, different technologies.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      Does not work with the edonkey2000 network.
      Negative comment about 4 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 12 months ago

      SoulseekQt can be used in different languages now
      Positive comment over 5 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.
    4. 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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    5. 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.
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      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.


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

    6. [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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    7. MuWire is an easy to use file-sharing program which offers anonymity using I2P technology.
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    8. 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.


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

    9. 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, multiple language support, and iTunes + iPod integration.
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