FrostWire 4.21.8Date added: June, 10th 2011 - Open Source
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FrostWire is a free open source BitTorrent client with a long history of changes of its functionality and streamlining of its interface. Between 2004 when it was initially released and today, FrostWire managed to attract sizeable audience of users who were attracted to the activity of peer-to-peer file sharing. Initially, FrostWire was created as the fork of the popular Gnutella protocol sharing client LimeWire. After that app ended up with serious legal problems with media content owners, open source community switched their efforts to the FrostWire, and imbued it with all the latest and most optimized tools for effortless file sharing. During its life, FrostWire went through changes that moved its focus from Gnutella-based sharing to the full support of BitTorrent transfer protocol. As of version 5, FrostWire is only using BitTorrent for sharing, enabling users streamlined way to send large files and folders between themselves.
Features of the latest version of FrostWire are too numerous to be listed here, but the most widely praised are ability to automatically integrated downloaded music into your iTunes library, ability to search SoundCloud and Archive directly from the app, WiFi sharing for PC, Mac and Android (perfect for users who want to easily transfer multimedia files between their local devices), built in audio and video player, and very easy way to share your own files with the entire FrostWire and BitTorrent community.
Interface of FrostWire is organized in such way that users are not required to have any technical knowledge. They simply have instant access to search, share and download tools that will enable them to discover new world of multimedia with just few clicks.
FrostWire Main Features:
- Full BitTorrent Support (both .torrent files and magnet links)
- Ability to download only selected files from the inside of a BitTorent package
- Cloud downloading support from sites like SoundCloud, YouTube or Archive.org
- Build in torrent & cloud file search
- File preview before you download from cloud sources
- Full Media Library with Playlist and Internet Radio support
- Auto sync into iTunes
- Build in Audio and Video Player
- Easy Local Wi-Fi file sharing between devices running FrostWire (Windows, Mac, Linux & Android!)