Ares 2.2.8Date added: April, 1st 2014 - Open Source
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Ares (formerly Ares Galaxy) is free open-source and peer-to-peer software with primary goal of sharing pictures, movies, and audio files across the Ares network. This is one of the many apps that allow streamlined sharing of all types of content, which is not only transferred via its own decentralized supernode/leaf network but also via internal support for BitTorrent protocol. This makes Ares Galaxy an app that can control multiple facets of file sharing that are today popular on the internet.
Ares enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares peer to peer network. As a member of the virtual community, you can search and download just about any file shared by other users. Latest versions support BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations. With Ares you can also join chat rooms or host your channel and meet new friends.
Interface of the Ares is not that much different from other similar file sharing apps, enabling both novices and seasoned users easy access to very powerful search tools, file listing, download management and customization options. Options menu allows deep control over all aspects of Ares work schedule, chat, network connections, sharing and visual skins. This tried and true approach to user interface enables Ares to satisfy as large as possible community of people who like to share their files one with another.
Ares Main Features:
Fast multisource downloads
Ares automatically finds more sources and downloads files from many users at once. This can increase remarkably the speed of your downloads. Ares works behind firewalls and requires zero configuration.
Powerfull library organizer
Your shared files are organized into categories in a library section. You can sort your files by type, category and easily change your share settings. An handy quick-search feature locates your files by typing a keyword.
Built-in audio/video player
You can preview files while their download is in progress and organize a playlist made of your favourites. Ares' player supports Shoutcast internet radio.
Filesharing chat rooms
You can host your chat room and join other available channels. Creating a chat channel has never been easier, now you can chat and meet new friends while you download files. Dec 2008 Updated channel-list protocol.