LimeWire

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 9923 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.14.7
  • Total Downloads:
    207,092,975
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 15, 2007
  • Price:
    Free; Paid upgrade available

Editors' Review

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From its start as a post-Napster clone to its leading role as the quintessential Gnutella client, LimeWire has been one of the highest-profile P2P applications. The 4.0 series further ups the ante with a combination of new features, an updated interface, and better all-around performance.

On the surface, the refined and zippier Java interface houses some snazzy new icons and a few new features, including a connection-quality meter and a button matrix for zeroing in on specific file types. The search interface now sports a progress bar, and file information--such as artist and album--is more clearly displayed. The improved network performance gave us considerably more search results than previous versions and a more reliable downloading experience (for a P2P client, that is). This latest version also feels more nimble despite its inherently resource-heavy Java-based foundation. We like the What's New feature, which lists files recently added to the network. The check box to filter out adult content also is a nice touch.

The new features and overall functionality make this by far the most mature version of LimeWire to date. Despite the typical performance flaws found in all file-sharing clients, this latest version continues to offer solid performance and good looks across the board.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 157 votes

    • 5 star 68
    • 4 star 59
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 9923 votes

    • 5 star 4138
    • 4 star 2843
    • 3 star 1016
    • 2 star 472
    • 1 star 1454
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1 stars

"SPAAAM!!!!!!!!!"

January 11, 2009  |  By 4nch0r

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.14.7

Pros

..........

Cons

Limewire used to be good. But now, all that comes up in the Search results is spam and viruses. I'm sick of it. I can't find any music anymore. I'm not bothering with Limewire anymore.

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1 stars

"95% porn and corrupt files and viruses"

November 09, 2008  |  By chiggers70

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.14.7

Pros

great way to crash computer and tie up bandwidth. Great idea but terrible results from lack of user support by passing along useless files.

Cons

could find few pros

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5 stars

"damn nice"

August 23, 2007  |  By Arthuria Saber

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.14.7

Pros

very love it coz download every thing is so fast

Cons

no word

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5 stars

"i think limewire is the best place to download music"

August 23, 2007  |  By ambyangel

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.14.7

Pros

i like the fact i can download all i want and dont have to pay a penny

Cons

sometimes it gets confusing but i always figure it out

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5 stars

"awesome!!"

August 23, 2007  |  By dutch_ess22

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.14.7

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4 stars

"Simple and fancy menu, hungry for cpu resources..."

August 23, 2007  |  By coollearningarticles.com

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.14.7

Pros

Another simple to use p2p network out there. GUI is very fancy, using larger icons, clean cut menus,

Cons

Limewire require lots of processor resources. I'd installed on my dell 1501 running AMD samporn 3500 with win2k, and windows xp on my P4 3Ghz.

besure to run anti virus behind incase files contains virus, and trojan hourse.

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2 stars

"Good P2P app, but not better than Frostwire"

August 23, 2007  |  By GoerTan

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.14.7

Cons

Try Frostwire iff you like Limewire, Frostwire has no download restrictions.

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4 stars

"the only site i download from!"

August 23, 2007  |  By mummygem2007

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.14.7

Pros

its free to download music, i've been struggling to find a site i can download free music from for months, every other site charges you a sign up fee or per download!i wouldn't download anywhere else!

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4 stars

"it's great and I can usually find what I'm looking for! =)"

August 23, 2007  |  By teary_eyed_angel

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.14.7

Pros

I really love how theres plenty of choices, so if one download doesnt work, there's plenty more avaliable to try!

Cons

Sometimes I can't find what I'm looking for, e.g. a video clip of one of my favourite songs. I think more people should have them on their computers and be connected to the LimeWire Network!

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4 stars

"kwel!"

August 23, 2007  |  By aadi_genius

 |  Version: LimeWire 4.14.7

Pros

searchings fast!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.14.7
Version 4.17.7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher LimeWire
Publisher web site http://www.limewire.com/
Release Date August 15, 2007
Date Added August 15, 2007
Version 4.14.7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 95, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size Not Available
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Popularity
Total Downloads 207,092,975
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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