LimeWire for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 673 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    17,135,022
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 18, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Note: Information on LimeWire is provided solely for reference. LimeWire is not available for downloading from Download.com. For similar products, please browse our P2P & File-Sharing Software for Mac categories.

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 for Mac. The latest version 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

    1.5

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 673 votes

    • 5 star 265
    • 4 star 212
    • 3 star 86
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 76
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1 stars

"Slow and disorganized. The format is HORRIBLE."

May 04, 2009  |  By ANAPA32

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.2

Pros

There is nothing good... Nothing

Cons

It a jumbled mess. Did a child set it up?

Summary

The older version was better. After using it for a few days I deleted it. Whoever designed this version made changes for no other reason than to make changes - and they were NOT for the better. I don?t think anyone should be fired in this economy but the person who made these changes deserves to be unemployed.

That?s how bad it is.


All good things come to an end. If they go back to the other format I will return, but until they do so I am outta here!


I uninstalled the program

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1 stars

"old format was much better"

April 29, 2009  |  By gordon57

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.2

Pros

nothing I can think about

Cons

everything about it

Summary

will be using frostwire instead

Updated on Apr 29, 2009

will be using frostwire instead/works best for MAC

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1 stars

"couldn't get it to work"

April 21, 2009  |  By fivepaws

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.2

Pros

i don't like anything about it

Cons

not good for mac liked the old one for pc bettet

Summary

just don't like it

Updated on Apr 21, 2009

just don't like it

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1 stars

"I don't know who put this garbage out change it back"

April 13, 2009  |  By needlebar

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.2

Pros

Nothing it stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Cons

I don't like nothing about it. I will be going to frostwire when you change back I will
be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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4 stars

"okay but could be better"

April 12, 2009  |  By CruZZin4abrOOzin

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.2

Pros

Faster downloads, for me at least.
Somewhat easy navigating

Cons

Organizing my files and making sure there are no duplicates.
The UI is different to get used to

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1 stars

"Per Apple, LimeWire caused 3 laptops to crash in 6 mos."

April 06, 2009  |  By dentalmom122

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.2

Pros

Love the program, searches return many choices, filled my iPod with tons of fun music, very sorry that the downloaded files are so corrupted that they destroy hard drives.

Cons

Apple's Genius Bar employees were the ones that identified the common thread among the 3 Mac laptops whose hard drives fatally crashed (a forensic data recovery specialist examined 1 - nothing recoverable). I strongly recommend deleting LimeWire!

Summary

It's all contained in the Pros & Cons.

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2 stars

"it sucks the older version is way better!"

April 05, 2009  |  By achie13

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.2

Pros

it is faster
it has alot more download

Cons

you can't save your songs to a folder
you can't click artist or song for the seaching(so if a song has the same name as another artist... you don't get the song. you get all the songs by the artist of the name of your so
it's not used friendly

Summary

you can't click artist or song for the seaching(so if a song has the same name as another artist... you don't get the song. you get all the songs by the artist of the name of your so
you can't equipt them or w.e it was called. your "quick playlist" don't get saved.
you can't click and drag your downloads when they are finished. you have to go search for them in your library
you can't save your songs.. so if you harddrive jsut decides to delete everything.. your songs are gone.
the options aren't as good.
you can't copy the songs. to say like a folder
the older version is much more used friendly. you could click on a certain album or style you wanted. this one you can't.
i really dislike this one.

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2 stars

"Not as good as the old one!"

April 05, 2009  |  By Lou Close

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.2

Pros

Good looking page.

Cons

How do you delete some of the files?

Summary

The old version, I think it was 4.18 or something similar, was better and easier to operate, in my opinion.

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1 stars

"How is limewire the number one download?!?!"

April 01, 2009  |  By -Syre-

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.2

Pros

?!?!?!?!?........ I dont get it! number 1? really??

Cons

............ because people dont know about the easy access it gives malicious users.

Summary

I remember using limewire when I was a forced windows user. I also remember all the trojans and viruses passed through it and all the write ups of how malicious users were using it to access other users computers. I will never recommend limewire. Torrents anyone?

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1 stars

"would not load and install"

March 30, 2009  |  By Wahoo90

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.1.2

Pros

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Cons

I could not use it because a file was not available for MAC OS 10.

Summary

Loaded classic instead

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher LimeWire
Publisher web site http://www.limewire.com/
Release Date March 18, 2009
Date Added March 18, 2009
Version 5.1.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • 64-bit Intel processor (Core 2 Duo or Xeon)
  • Java 1.6 or higher
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    Total Downloads 17,135,022
    Downloads Last Week 1
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    License Model Free
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    Price Free

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