Alternatives to Soulseek for all platforms with any license

  • eMule

    eMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application for Microsoft Windows. Connects to the eDonkey network and the Kad network.

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer updated, but the forum is still active. Last official version, 0.50b Beta1, was released in March 2015 by SomeSupport. As of August 2017, an unofficial release is still developed by fox88/irwir and can be downloaded from GitHub.
  • aMule

    aMule is a free peer-to-peer file sharing application that works with the EDonkey network and the Kad Network.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
    • I see that eMule is taken as an alternative, so, aMule, which is a GPLed port of aMule (in current development) must be an alternative too (specially for GNU/Linux users), I guess. Regards! riveravaldezSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Nicotine+

    SoulSeek is a p2p network/software, in particular geared towards finding music you may not find elsewhere, and finding about more music you may not know about! ...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Tested on linux. Soulseek client. Works even better than the Soulseek versions on windows imo. Guest • May 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated.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.
  • Fopnu

    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.

    Free Windows Linux

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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...

    Free Mac OS X Windows

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    • 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.
  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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

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Soulseek Comments

Comment by musichemyst
about Soulseek · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

What makes Soulseek one of the best and longest surviving music sharing apps/networks is its users and their often incredible music shares. The Soulseek client itself may have an interface/design that ranges from merely average to downright clunky and the servers that the Soulseek network runs on have always had reliability issues, but the massive and highly diverse quantity of music that's available on the network more than makes up for the shortcomings of the client. To the point that it makes Napster in its glory days seem like a minor footnote in the history of music filesharing.

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Comment by getfat
about Soulseek · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

True, it looks nice and simple and you can find much stuff with it.

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Comment by Riekardo
about Soulseek · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Looks like shit, but made me find so much songs i couldn't find with other programs

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