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:
    5.1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    1,666,850
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 31, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

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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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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4 stars

"It works well and it is free, what more can we ask for."

January 22, 2014  |  By MoonRunner--2008

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.6.9

Pros

Finds a lot of files very fast

Cons

It used to crash in the past but no more problems with the latest versions.

Summary

For me, the best program to find audio files.

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5 stars

"Best File Sharing software I found! All in one!"

December 05, 2013  |  By Malina_NY

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.6.8

Pros

- always finds what I am searching for
- both bittorrent and cloud
- no issues downloading/no errors etc
- super fast
- syncs downloads with iTunes
- has Android app to download directly to phone and to transfer files between computer and phone with no cables

Cons

- Library still lacking a bit

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2 stars

"Confusing, not user friendly."

September 25, 2011  |  By pclagett

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.1.5

Pros

Fast downloads.

Cons

As mentioned above in the summary.

Summary

I miss LimeWire!

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3 stars

"great program"

September 25, 2011  |  By Katte69

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.1.5

Pros

Works good

Cons

None that l can think of

Summary

works great

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4 stars

"Fast, reliable, and an asset to find good, rare stuff."

August 26, 2011  |  By Gwen_Dibley

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.0.8

Pros

Unlike other software of this ilk, I get many results fast and they are usually 90% relevant to what I was looking for. Uploads are really fast.

Cons

Well, none really. I am knocking off a star for the simple fact that 10% of my search results are crud/spam. Not sure this can ever be solved by anyone, but it does force me to double check what I'm uploading before doing so.

Summary

The bottom line is that my taste in music is erratic and sometimes I simply have to hear a song or album or I won't be able to sleep. I know downloading music is sketchy, but Frostwire is a really great resource to scratch an itch that is hard to reach. I don't use it often, but when I do there is no BS. And let's face it, some movies simply won't be shown in the US (ie A Serbian Film) and Frostwire is a great resource for this.

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1 stars

"No where near what CNET's review says anymore..."

August 23, 2011  |  By Aleonardis1

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.0.8

Pros

Nothing at all. (Honestly.)

Cons

EVERYTHING! LITERALLY EVERYTHING!

Summary

I might be over exaggerating, but, this is seriously the worst update for any software I've ever had in my computing life. Frostwire should rename the software to bittorent because thats all this is. The review on your site now says the word gnutella in it. Well it's nowhere to be seen in this new software. Fix your review.

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5 stars

"Impressive"

July 17, 2011  |  By John Driver

 |  Version: FrostWire 5.0.7

Pros

Often had problems searching and downloading with previous versions - this version so much better in every way.

Cons

............

Summary

Awesome

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1 stars

"problem with down load - still do not have it"

May 23, 2011  |  By Wilma1

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.7

Pros

I like the program but can not honestly say anything about the update until I am able to down load it.

Cons

would love to be able to download this

Summary

hopefully I will be able to download this update soon

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5 stars

"Great to share with Friend"

May 14, 2011  |  By jifbrodeur

 |  Version: FrostWire 4.21.6

Pros

Quick to use and easy

Cons

None I can see

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.4
Now with Smart Search, FrostWire will search results related to the contents inside the torrents. Results can by filtered by file type (like on FrostWire 4.x) and the more you search, the more FrostWire learns about where it's been to yield results of single files under 10ms.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date August 01, 2011
Date Added August 31, 2011
Version 5.1.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements
  • Java 1.6
  • 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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