When you hear about LimeWire, what you think of it depends immediately upon how long you've been using the Internet and for what purpose. Memories of access to a world of incredible music accessible easier than ever before, or memories of articles criticizing its spread of pirated content access.
Regardless, LimeWire has been discontinued since October of 2010. In its wake, there are many modern peer-to-peer file sharing alternatives, many of which are also open source. Also unlike LimeWire, some of these newer peer-to-peer file sharing apps are also available on your Android phone or tablet via the Google Play Store.
- Lightweight and open source torrent client that runs on all major platforms.
- Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch...
- µTorrent is an ad-supported, proprietary BitTorrent client owned and developed by BitTorrent, Inc.
- Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses...
- Tixati is a peer-to-peer file sharing program that uses the popular BitTorrent protocol.
- Soulseek® is a unique ad-free, spyware free, and just plain free file sharing application.
- BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol.
- Vuze is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol.
- rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library.
- Successor to the classic, iconic eDonkey2000 peer-to-peer file sharing application that helped popularize P2P file sharing.