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:
    February 10, 2009
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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

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

    "simply refreshing with smart quick downloads"

    July 31, 2011   |   By mtlake7778

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    Pros

    fast and efficient downloading

    Cons

    relearning new system abroad

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  • 3 stars

    "good for the fact its free"

    July 28, 2011   |   By link-market

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    Pros

    I'm the owner of htp://www.link-market.co.uk and i have used limewire for over 6 years. its free and can find mostly what you want, remember to check the # checks though to make sure the file is correct

    Cons

    sometimes you get people alter the files, remember to check the files before opening

    Summary

    try it

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  • 5 stars

    "good stuff"

    July 22, 2011   |   By chimpntigress

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    Pros

    really good stuff

    Cons

    god the best thing i ever used

    Summary

    :>

    Updated on Jul 22, 2011

    how can i download form this damn site!!!

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  • 4 stars

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  • 4 stars

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    July 18, 2011   |   By NinoskaSarah

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    Updated on Jul 18, 2011

    so I recommend all of you to get limewire as soon as you can to star enjoying of the best.

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  • 4 stars

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    July 07, 2011   |   By R-TWO

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  • 5 stars

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    July 04, 2011   |   By lo0ode

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    Updated on Jul 4, 2011

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  • 4 stars

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    June 29, 2011   |   By juuel

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  • 5 stars

    "very nice program"

    June 21, 2011   |   By aoneegypt

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    June 20, 2011   |   By tanyh

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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
    Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name Not available
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 207,092,975
    Downloads Last Week 11
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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