FrostWire for Mac

FrostWire for Mac

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

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  • Date Added:
    May 06, 2011
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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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User Reviews

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5 stars

"Great to share with Friend"

May 14, 2011  |  By jifbrodeur

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.6


Quick to use and easy


None I can see

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4 stars

"Fills a much needed gap. Hallelujah!"

May 14, 2011  |  By brianpattie

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.6


Great that it's the Pro version of "The Old Yin".


Makes me even more paranoid than I was already.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.21.6
New Sharing Policies, Better Clearer UI controls for sharing, BitTorrent Improvements, many bugs fixed.
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site
Release Date May 06, 2011
Date Added May 06, 2011
Version 4.21.6
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • Java 1.6 or higher
  • Download Information
    File Size 592.11KB
    File Name frostwire.dmg
    Total Downloads 1,677,830
    Downloads Last Week 734
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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