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:
    5.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,663,972
  • Date Added:
    September 17, 2011
  • File Size:
    22.31MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,083
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.5
Issues with configuration wizard solved, better search performance, bug fixes, UI upgrades.
General
Publisher FrostWire
Publisher web site http://www.frostwire.com
Release Date September 17, 2011
Date Added September 17, 2011
Version 5.1.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements
  • Java 1.6
  • Download Information
    File Size 22.31MB
    File Name frostwire-6.0.2.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,663,972
    Downloads Last Week 1,083
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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