LimeWire

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 9923 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.11
  • Total Downloads:
    207,092,975
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 10, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

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From its start as a post-Napster clone to its leading role as the quintessential Gnutella client, LimeWire is the highest-profile P2P application. Version 5 re-envisions LimeWire for a Web 2.0 world, with an emphasis on sharing with friends, square buttons with rounded corners, and overall a cleaner interface.

Two search bars and two sidebars cap off the redesign. The uppermost search bar is the global search that scans what everybody is sharing over the P2P network, while the secondary one on the right searches your library. The sidebars are set up in a similar way. Both are on the left, with the outer one offering three options: your library, the global P2P network, and your friends. Click on My Library and your inner sidebar shows your collection of music, movies, and documents. The P2P Network option shows what you're uploading and downloading, while the Friends option lets you share your library specifically with your Google/Jabber contacts, which you can import. Search results can be presented in both the new Web 2.0-style that surfaces just the most relevant information, with an Information button to dive deeper or the "classic" spreadsheet view.

The Advanced Tools feature is also new, which lets power users drill down and get highly specific information about who they're connected to, similar to what's available from torrent clients. This data includes IP addresses, bandwidth, the program being used and its version. 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

    2.3

    out of 98 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 46
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 9923 votes

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    • 4 star 2843
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    • 2 star 472
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1 stars

"kilo to mega??"

October 25, 2009  |  By PrsnPrincesss

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.0.11

Pros

faster.......

Cons

how come with the new limewire, all of a sudden the files went from kilobytes to megabytes? why are they so much bigger now?

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5 stars

"I <3 <3 it ."

May 14, 2009  |  By Anjalijain

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.0.11

Pros

It is useful

Cons

I don't know it ,yet.

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4 stars

"I was a member previously and I want to come back"

May 07, 2009  |  By mommyyve

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.0.11

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

I had no problems

Summary

I had no problems. I received the information that I wanted quickly and easily.

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5 stars

"My name is Bopty and I think that Limewire is awesome"

April 30, 2009  |  By Bopty

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.0.11

Pros

What I like about this Limewire is that you get free music!

Cons

What I don't like is having to download this to my laptop.

Summary

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2 stars

"I like the old one better"

April 20, 2009  |  By James1941200

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.0.11

Pros

Have not used long enought to have any comment.

Cons

Still working on the learning curve to use it .

Summary

I guess the learning curve will take some time, but so far I liked the old version better.

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3 stars

"a good downloanding site"

April 02, 2009  |  By genevadawn

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.0.11

Pros

sharing what I get with others

Cons

there is nothing wrong with the site

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4 stars

"funciona bien"

March 26, 2009  |  By big lalo

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.0.11

Pros

califica la calidad de los archivos

Cons

pocos limes

Summary

muchos archivos quebrados.

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1 stars

"So frustrating!!"

March 19, 2009  |  By Jac3088

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.0.11

Pros

Cool look,

Cons

Everything else!

Summary

Help! I downloaded this version, it worked fine for a while, then it stopped opening, so i deleted it, downloaded the previous version, but that won't even open either!! What do I do???

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2 stars

"Nice Look but NOT worth it!!!"

March 19, 2009  |  By jwing003

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.0.11

Pros

Amazing looks
Fast results

Cons

Hard to transfer MP3s
The media player is not as convenient
It takes forever to upload the initial program

Summary

Nice looks cannot save this newer version from usability flaws. The previous version was much quicker at loading, easier to navigate, and more clear with MP3 usage.

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1 stars

"VIRUSES in this program!"

March 19, 2009  |  By acsharpton

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.0.11

Pros

this was my favorite program until it messed up my computer TWICE

Cons

this program carries MANY VIRUSES! I didn't think it was the program until the SECOND time I had to take my computer in for repairs. The virus was in a song I attempted to download. THIS IS TERRIBLE!

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS AND RISK YOUR COMPUTER'S HEALTH

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.11
Version 5.0.11 fixes a memory leak by removing a listener for a friend's library; fixes an exception when holding down the Shift key while left clicking on a column header; and adds general auto complete fixes.
General
Publisher LimeWire
Publisher web site http://www.limewire.com/
Release Date January 29, 2009
Date Added February 10, 2009
Version 5.0.11
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
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Popularity
Total Downloads 207,092,975
Downloads Last Week 11
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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