FrostWire for Mac

FrostWire for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.21.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,666,850
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 23, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

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

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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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Results 1–5 of 5

2 stars

"not as good as it once was"

May 03, 2011  |  By gordon57

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.5

Pros

can't think of any

Cons

too much limewire and ipod sites

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4 stars

"Works Great!"

April 17, 2011  |  By milano6256

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.5

Pros

Works Great!

Cons

None that I can think of

Summary

Works Great!

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2 stars

"LimeWire worked much better"

April 03, 2011  |  By golfasw20

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.5

Pros

No Pros... only Cons

Cons

Living in Belgium I'm sorry to say that many downloads don't work . Mostly I get ' unable to download ' or even nothing at al , also many LIMEWIRE USERS-FREE APPLE...so I'm realy sorry LimeWire no longer works !

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5 stars

"A very easy and simple product to use and works well"

March 29, 2011  |  By GARRY SKURKA

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.5

Pros

Quick to search and download

Cons

Don't have any cons

Summary

Would highly recommend

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5 stars

"Like An Updated Version Of Limewire"

March 24, 2011  |  By C4NDYF4CE

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.5

Pros

Has a much larger database of songs than any other app i've used- including pay-for-apps

Cons

Downloads may be slow at times when downloading larger files and thats with the fastest internet but it also depends on how many people in your neighborhood are online at the same time because that may cause interference with your internet connection

Summary

Best free sharing app ever!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.21.5
Improved AntiSpam Technology. Better BitTorrent Support.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date March 23, 2011
Date Added March 23, 2011
Version 4.21.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5
Additional Requirements
  • Java 1.6 or higher
  • Download Information
    File Size 23.45MB
    File Name frostwire-6.0.3.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,666,850
    Downloads Last Week 1,253
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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