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:
    5.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    1,660,202
  • Date Added:
    August 01, 2011
  • File Size:
    22.96MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    365
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/Intel

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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  • 5 stars

    "Most innovative release yet!"

    April 03, 2014   |   By Malina_NY

    Version: FrostWire 5.7.1

    Pros

    Now I can add Creative Commons License info into the torrent itself and put Bitcoin address to accept donations!
    Also seems to boot faster, but it could be just me.

    Cons

    None for this release :P

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher FrostWire
    Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
    Release Date August 01, 2011
    Date Added August 01, 2011
    Version 5.0.8
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6
    Additional Requirements
  • Java 1.6
  • Download Information
    File Size 22.96MB
    File Name frostwire-5.7.7.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,660,202
    Downloads Last Week 365
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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