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FrostWire for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 89 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.21.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,697,900
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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FrostWire is a free, open-source Gnutella client and 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.

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

    1.6

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 13
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 89 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 29
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1 stars

"Just would not load - useless"

January 04, 2011  |  By sarah2go

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

Nothing - it would not load and I tried several times

Cons

it does not load!

Summary

DOESN'T WORK

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1 stars

"still doesn't work on my ibook g4 ppc"

March 07, 2011  |  By power1--2008

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

none worth mentioning

Cons

still doesn't work on my ibook g4 ppc

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time!"

February 14, 2011  |  By MissWhiskey

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

absolutely nothing!

Cons

doesn't work at all!

Summary

don't bother!

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5 stars

"Works Perfectly!"

February 06, 2011  |  By spawnga

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

Quick searches, very easy to use, installed in a breeze!

Cons

None so far

Summary

It's a great replacement for Limewire.

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4 stars

"It's A Great Source Of Musical Enterprise."

January 30, 2011  |  By jnabarrette

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

You Simply Type In Title Or Group And Your Surfing

Cons

Sometimes Can Be Slow

Summary

I Highly Recommend This Site To Those Who Love Music Sharing

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1 stars

"not as good as Limewire"

January 20, 2011  |  By buster Fykes

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

not really any

Cons

not as good as Limewire

Summary

wish I could get Limewire back

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1 stars

"The software would not run on my iMac."

January 15, 2011  |  By mpalmer99

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

They seem to have good support in place. After 2 hours of frustrating troubleshooting, I found out that I was not the only one who had the problem. After downloading and installing the previous version release, everything worked fine.

Cons

I should be able to use the latest version. Hopefully, they will get the bugs worked out and release another version that will function properly on all systems. Otherwise, I think the software will be easy to use and deserving of a higher rating.

Summary

Seems to be very similar to Limewire which I have been using for years and have no complaints about.

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1 stars

"Did not work at all on my Mac"

January 12, 2011  |  By biguffda

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

Replaced old version with this one which didn't work at all.

Cons

Didn't work. Nuff said.

Summary

If I could rate this version 0 stars I would.

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1 stars

"SSUUUUUCCKKKKSSSSS!!!!!!... the app never opened!!!"

January 10, 2011  |  By jrmotta10

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

the is NONE :(

Cons

never works

Summary

Maybe an older version will work based on what i´ve read about others but this one never loads, its a waste of time. DO NOT DOWLOAD!!!!

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1 stars

"Application never opened. Very disappointing!"

January 09, 2011  |  By NelbaThomas

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

The previous version was great. I made the mistake of deleting it. ;(

Cons

The application does not open

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1 stars

"Had nothing but problems downloading this"

January 05, 2011  |  By Lydap

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.2

Pros

Don't like this product at all.

Cons

I had problems downloading this and tried it at least 5 times. I googled the message and found that others had problems. The fix was to get an older version. Then when I successfully downloaded an older version, I had problems downloading the music.

Summary

See the cons. My daughter's mac apparently didn't have these problems with Frostwire so maybe the problems were only with MacBook Pro. This was so frustrating and not worth it. I miss Limewire.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date December 16, 2010
Date Added December 16, 2010
Version 4.21.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Java 1.6 or higher
  • Download Information
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    File Name External File
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,697,900
    Downloads Last Week 202
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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