FrostWire

FrostWire

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.21.8
  • Total Downloads:
    34,700,978
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 15, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

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

    1.5

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 10
  • 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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1 stars

"was goog but now junk"

July 06, 2011  |  By kongo36

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.8

Pros

doesnt work like it used too

Cons

every time i try and get music i get some kind of settelment garbage about an i pod

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1 stars

"Frostwire? More like No wire."

July 03, 2011  |  By viixxxenn

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.8

Pros

I used to love this program

Cons

Every time I try to launch it, I get a launch error. Can't even use it anymore.

Summary

Unless I'm doing something wrong, I wouldn't bother using this one any more.

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1 stars

"I us to like it and now I don't."

June 30, 2011  |  By wheelsatv

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.8

Pros

None. It us to be Great for getting music from it.

Cons

All you get are those messages about how they lost there lawsuit and you can get a free IPod

Summary

I went to there website and did what they said to get rid of all that IPod message stuff and now it comes up that there not enough sources.
I'm waiting in Hopes they fix it before I find someone else for my music.

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1 stars

"To much Spam!"

June 27, 2011  |  By Roxyo09

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.8

Pros

None, it's gone down hill since the updates. You used to be able to find your fav music with an artist search or even just the name of the song. Now it's all junk!

Cons

It's a spam box for someone who wants to spend hours just blocking the same IP's over and over again. There's no way to get around it and you just end up wasting hours looking for a song that doesn't exist on FW.

Summary

Go somewhere else. It doesn't download good and even with adjustments to the settings you cannot get anything but spam!

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3 stars

"No real changes that I can see."

June 24, 2011  |  By ok4mi2

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.8

Pros

The application works and seems quite functional for a free download.

Cons

I find it is less the application as a problem but the files being shared now days seem like a crap shoot. Under most searches either no or few real results show and many are junk files.

Summary

The P2P software is fine as it goes but the availability of good files and of specific files searched is diminishing all the time.

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2 stars

"T THINK this is an improvement....."

June 23, 2011  |  By Jim Brunner

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.8

Pros

Easy to download

Cons

Impossible to do all the "choices" for files window...I"ve filled it out ten times, and the Frostwire site just won't open. I assume I'm doing it wrong, but Frostwire doesn't give the promised "prompts" to help fill out the defaults, browses, etc..

Summary

If I can ever open this program on my new computer, like I was able to open and use it on my old computer, I will be happy. I don't expect any help from Frostwire, because most of these reviews are never read anyway......I'll probably end up downloading another pnp site and say a permanent "goodbye" to Frostwire. On the other hand, they could surprise me, read this, and help a loyal customer figure out how to use their program. Let's see what REALLY happens.......

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4 stars

"No particular advantages."

June 21, 2011  |  By typhooned

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.8

Pros

Less corrupted files

Cons

Needs to save IP addresses that you block so you don't have to keep blocking the same addresses for every download

Summary

No real difference found yet from previous versions.

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2 stars

"Time to find something else."

June 20, 2011  |  By dhkiley

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.8

Pros

Quality of the files that are available are usually quite good.

Cons

Too many selections are false. Most of what is listed at a 320 bit rate are actually a Frostwire warning and you don't know it until the download is complete.

Summary

Time to look for a P2P application that eliminates all the false listings, it's totally annoying. I haven't found any real good ones that have such an extellent user interface but again, the false listing cancel out the interface.

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1 stars

"The newest version 4.21.8 is terrible"

June 20, 2011  |  By mikerohay

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.8

Pros

There are no pros unless you think the site looks nice

Cons

The song lists are not real songs, It takes forever (if at all) to get connected and it just won't work

Summary

The older versions of Frostwire were a thousand times better.

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1 stars

"Taken over by Spam"

June 19, 2011  |  By CHRIS42060

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.8

Pros

The user interface looks nice.

Cons

This program has been taken over by spam and the developers have no way of fixing the issues

Summary

AVOID. The only thing you will find is a bunch of fake songs. DO NOT DOWNLOAD

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.21.8
Version 4.21.8 includes critical fixes to freezes and file sharing policies to better protect user privacy.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date June 09, 2011
Date Added June 15, 2011
Version 4.21.8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Java Runtime Environment 1.6
Download Information
File Size 21.12MB
File Name frostwire-6.0.3.windows.coc.premium.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,700,978
Downloads Last Week 6,026
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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