LimeWire Alternatives for Mac

Popular Alternatives to LimeWire for Mac. Explore 22 Mac apps like LimeWire, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

LimeWire is the a P2P file-sharing application for all types of computer files, including music, video, pictures, games, and text documents. If your looking for more info about LimeWire 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: 7/11/2018 2:50:00 PM

Alternatives to LimeWire for Mac with any license

  • qBittorrent

    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µTorrent . Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD). qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku

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  • µTorrent

    µTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client that includes standard features such as bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT. Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange. Only the server version is available for Linux officially. The desktop version can run on Linux using Wine.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android PortableApps.com ... Wine

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  • Deluge

    Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses libtorrent (rasterbar) at its core and GTK for the main user interface along with web and console interfaces for advanced client/server facility. Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge's functionality is available in the form of plugins. Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and unobtrusive.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD libtorrent ... Python

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  • Vuze

    Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. In addition to bittorrenting, Vuze allows users to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content. Content is presented through channels and categories containing TV shows, music videos, movies, video games and others.

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... Chrome

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  • BitTorrent

    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. It is often nicknamed Mainline by developers denoting its official origins. Since version 6.0 the BitTorrent client has been a rebranded version of µTorrent. It's currently available for Microsoft Windows, Mac

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

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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!

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • rTorrent

    rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library. The client and library is written in C++ with emphasis on speed and efficiency, while delivering equivalent features to those found in GUI based clients in an ncurses client.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Tribler

    Tribler is an application that enables its users to find, enjoy and share content. With content we mean video, audio, pictures, and much more. Tribler has three goals in helping you, the user: find, consume and share content. We aim to show just how easy file-sharing can be. We now added anti-spam measures using channels. Search box with suggestions Anti-spam features Video-on-demand support Fully distributed

    • Warning Host's IP can be used as exit nodes: it means that if some other user downloads something illegal, you could be prosecuted because your IP appears! Even on Tribler official website, a Disclaimer states: "Do not put yourself in danger. Our anonymity is not yet mature. Tribler does not protect you against spooks and government agencies."

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Miro

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro, you can subscribe to any RSS feed, podcast, or video blog and explore hundreds of free channels with the built-in Channel Guide. It is fully BitTorrent capable, and also allows you to subscribe to video-sharing site such as Youtube. The program furthermore makes it easy to browse your collection, make playlists and stay organized.

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • FrostWire

    FrostWire is a free, open source P2P BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one. It's a fork of LimeWire . Unlike other BitTorrent clients, FrostWire allows users to query both BitTorrent Search engines & Cloud sources from within the application (YouTube, SoundCloud and Archive.org), making it's user interface significantly easier to use, yet still offering a full set of downloading options for mid to advanced users.

    • 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/

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

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  • aMule

    aMule is an opensource alternative to eMule : aMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad Network, offering similar features to eMule and adding others such as GeoIP (country flags). It was forked from the xMule source code on August 18, 2003, which itself is a fork of the lMule project, which was the first attempt to bring the eMule client to Linux.

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • OneSwarm

    Supports both bittorrent protocol and a friend-to-friend version of the same protocol which in most situations makes you anonymous.

    • Discontinued The last code commit on GitHub was on May 25th, 2012.

    Free Open Source Mac 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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  • btpd

    The BitTorrent Protocol Daemon Btpd is a utility for sharing files over the BitTorrent network protocol. It runs in daemon mode, thus needing no controlling terminal or gui. Instead, the daemon is controlled by btcli, its command line utility, or other programs capable of sending commands and queries on the control socket. The goal is to provide a healthy alternative to the still prevailing ftp/http servers for file distribution sites and a good BitTorrent client for the casual user.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed since 2012. Last version, 0.16, released in August 2010, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • VK Player

    Search, listen and download to any music from vk.com. Very easy to use.

    Free Mac Windows

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  • Phex

    Phex is a peer-to-peer file sharing client for the Gnutella network. It is free software and without spyware or adware. Phex is released under the GNU General Public License. Phex is based on Java technology and therefore available for many different systems that offer a Java 1.4 runtime environment, such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and others.

    • Discontinued Last stable update was in Feb 2009. See http://www.phex.org/mambo/

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Java Mobile

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  • Free Music Downloader

    Free Music Downloader MP3 for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and MAC OS The most lightweight mp3 downloader compatible with Windows. You have only to type the mp3 name you would like to download and with one click the mp3 downloader starts the download.The best free mp3 downloader. Just type and find.

    • Discontinued Official website unavailable.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • 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 limitations on quantity or file size All your files are kept on your hard drive, eliminating the need to transfer them to an external server. Files are available in their original format In just a few clicks, you can share and also find files as if you were in a virtual library.

    • 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.

    Free Mac Windows

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  • Music Download Center

    Music Download Center is a Software that helps you find and download music, browse the internet and listen to many web radios. Features Download Music Search music from different sources and download it right away with high speed. Choose from hundreds of results. Haven’t found a track? Report it, and we will look for a solution.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.5, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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

    Free Open Source Mac

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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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