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LimeWire for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5.8
  • Total Downloads:
    17,135,022
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 24, 2010
  • 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

    2.8

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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5 stars

"easy for using app"

May 18, 2010  |  By tedmorsby

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

simple interface and easy to use

Cons

I can't see features that I don't like

Summary

great app for dearching and sharing all fies

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1 stars

"Not a well written application. Freezes too often."

April 27, 2010  |  By thefeff

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

Downloads well and quickly.

Cons

Program has a tendency to freeze up frequently. Never had this problem with prior versions. I've used the force quit command more times on this program than I have ever used on any other application.

Summary

Fix the stability issue!

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1 stars

"not good for MAC OSX users"

April 12, 2010  |  By godlewicz

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

Only music files

Cons

When you tried to donwload sequences, the download is in "exe", so nor good for MAC

Summary

In the olders version, no problemes with downloading files, pictures etc....!!!

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4 stars

"It is a amazing application, the interface is confusing"

April 04, 2010  |  By reginaldoleal

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

easy to install

Cons

the interface is complicated

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4 stars

"easy program to work with"

March 27, 2010  |  By Katte69

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

That it is easy to work with

Cons

I canĀ“t find anything bad to say about the program

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2 stars

"geen behoefte"

March 27, 2010  |  By lindoorn

 |  Version: LimeWire 5.5.8

Pros

geen behoefte

Cons

geen behoefte

Summary

geen behoefte

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5.8
Fix a bug in which an incomplete download sometimes wouldn't restart.
General
Publisher LimeWire
Publisher web site http://www.limewire.com/
Release Date March 24, 2010
Date Added March 24, 2010
Version 5.5.8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6.x
  • 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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