FrostWire for Mac

FrostWire for Mac

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

Version:
4.21.5
File Size:
21.91MB
Date Added:
March 23, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5/Intel
Total Downloads:
1,653,302
Downloads Last Week:
391
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
  • Java 1.6 or higher
  • Editors' Note: You will be taken to a third-party site to complete your download. Using P2P and file-sharing software to distribute copyrighted material without authorization is illegal in the United States and many other countries. CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

    Editors' review

    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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    • All Versions:

      3.0

      out of 89 votes

      • 5 star: 24
      • 4 star: 22
      • 3 star: 6
      • 2 star: 8
      • 1 star: 29
    • Current Version:

      3.6

      out of 5 votes

      • 5 star: 2
      • 4 star: 1
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 2
      • 1 star: 0
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