BearShare has implemented partial file sharing which enables users to get the files they want faster. This version also detects when users aren't using their CPU and automatically boosts the power dedicated to downloading while the computer remains on. Bearshare lets you search for, download, and share files with everyone on the global Gnutella peer-to-peer information network. This program works with MP3, MPEG, AVI, ASF, MOV, JPEG, GIF, OGG, and all other file types. It features full documentation (installed with the program), slick graphics, and a user interface that makes searching, downloading, and file sharing easy. It also features upload bandwidth controls, enhanced connection management, and improved downloading.
Version 4.7 includes: Firewall-to-firewall transfers and Browse Host, Multicast query and faster download from LAN, Reuse Stream: Faster downloading of multiple files from a firewalled server, Send Out of Band Query hits: Bandwidth savings for Ultra-Peers, peer-to-peer chat.