FrostWire

FrostWire

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 1298 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.13.3
  • Total Downloads:
    34,665,986
  • Date Added:
    September 11, 2007
  • File Size:
    22.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,770
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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FrostWire is a fork of the LimeWire source code, and as such, it functions exactly the same. When you search for a file using FrostWire, you get results from LimeWire, and vice versa.

However, the user experience differs in two ways. One is that the code is actually based on LimeWire Pro, the paid version of the popular P2P client, so users don't have to worry about simultaneous download restrictions, and they won't get bombarded by ads. Also, befitting the name, the interface has changed from green to blue and has been slightly improved. Tabs have rounded corners, and there are two additions, as well. Connections monitors your outgoing and incoming connections by host name, but also provides bandwidth information, the vendor and version being used, and more. There's also a built-in community chat.

When we tested it, the built-in media player in FrostWire didn't work with MP3s or MPGs, although those files worked fine in LimeWire and elsewhere. The app also comes bundled with the ASK toolbar, but you can opt out of that during the installation process. While some people have experienced faster download times with FrostWire compared with its parent, others have not. FrostWire and LimeWire are practically indistinguishable, although the lack of ads is a big plus.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 168 votes

    • 5 star 63
    • 4 star 42
    • 3 star 17
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 36
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 1298 votes

    • 5 star 399
    • 4 star 402
    • 3 star 147
    • 2 star 77
    • 1 star 273
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5 stars

"i like the site"

December 08, 2008  |  By danny2966

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.13.3

Pros

the music is great

Cons

its not the same as others

Summary

i like the frost wire site as its informative

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5 stars

"Limewire Counterpoint Gets the Job Done"

December 19, 2007  |  By bmw013090

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.13.3

Pros

Limewire familiarity, but without the annoying ad in the beginning to upgrade.

Runs faster, loading and closing, then it's counterpart.

Cons

Could use a color change makeover... makes me think of Windows 98, and also looks unnecessarily chunky. People abuse the chat mode with profanities and rather stupid remarks.

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3 stars

"cool"

December 18, 2007  |  By yositayuri

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.13.3

Pros

coollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Cons

no idea now

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4 stars

"but much better hosts connections. . ."

December 18, 2007  |  By danbal

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.13.3

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5 stars

"I love it"

December 17, 2007  |  By sheard2007

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.13.3

Pros

awesome

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3 stars

"verynice"

December 17, 2007  |  By binduganta

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.13.3

Pros

good

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1 stars

"Terrible"

December 17, 2007  |  By undrh20

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.13.3

Cons

Dowloaded it and it never functioned. I threw it in the trash.

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5 stars

"Great Fantastic"

December 16, 2007  |  By jewelshanholtzer

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.13.3

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5 stars

"this is hot"

December 16, 2007  |  By macho0474

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.13.3

Pros

all the songs

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1 stars

"Freezes up a lot... Get Limewire Instead"

December 16, 2007  |  By JJGII

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.13.3

Pros

NOTHING!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.13.3
Version 4.13.3 features faster startup, new update system.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date September 11, 2007
Date Added September 11, 2007
Version 4.13.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2
Download Information
File Size 22.98MB
File Name frostwire-5.7.7.windows.coc.premium.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,665,986
Downloads Last Week 1,770
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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