Plain P2P

Access the Gnutella file-sharing network with this no-frills program.

Sometimes we wonder how many peer-to-peer file-sharing programs the world really needs. There are a lot of them, and most of them are more or less the same. MP3 Torpedo is yet another entry into the P2P field, and while it works just fine, we can't say that there's anything about it that makes it stand out. In fact, it's virtually identical to several other P2P clients we've reviewed recently.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive, and it will look familiar to anyone who's used any other mainstream file-sharing programs. MP3 Torpedo connects users to the popular Gnutella file-sharing network, which has plenty of users and media of all types. We found it very easy to search for and download a variety of different files with MP3 Torpedo, and we liked that the program offers a built-in audio player for previewing audio tracks. MP3 Torpedo doesn't have a ton of features, but it does have the standard P2P basics, including options for managing download speed and system performance. The program has no Help file, so P2P newbies are out of luck if they have questions, although everything is really pretty easy to figure out. Overall, there's not really anything about MP3 Torpedo that sets it apart from other file-sharing programs, but it works just fine and is easy to use.

MP3 Torpedo is free. It installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

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