Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing sites based on torrents have made it possible for users to share and download huge files without the need for large servers to host them. Torrents technology breaks big files down into many tiny chunks, each hosted on the PCs of individual members of the P2P network. There are dozens of file-sharing clients available, most of them free; some promise power and flexibility, and others focus on making the file-sharing experience as easy as possible. Goforsharing's Sharetastic 1.7 is a bit of both. It's designed to make it as easy as possible not only to find and download shared files, but also to find files and content that suits your tastes, based on extensive configurable settings as well as past downloads.
Sharetastic's interface is more typical of pricey utilities than freeware, with the sort of colorful, logo-heavy layout elements common to Registry cleaners and antivirus tools: graphical displays; large, bold text; and colorful differentiation of search results. Sharetastic searches the Gnutella, Gnutella2, eDonkey, and BitTorrent networks and displays its results in a user-configurable queue. There's an integrated media player for previewing audio and video downloads, and many other features that make it easy to manage your downloads, such as an unusual amount of network data and a sophisticated file-management system. It quickly searches for, locates, and downloads selected files.
Sharetastic 1.7 is freeware. It installs desktop icons without asking and leaves folders behind after it's uninstalled. It's certified for all versions of Windows from 95 to 7, including server editions.