Shareaza

Shareaza

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 582 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    4,171,822
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 13, 2007
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Although the bigger names in the P2P world still maintain the lion's share of users, several smaller entities have popped up. These programs appeal to those fed up with the fluff and third-party software often found in the more popular applications.

Shareaza is focused and lean, with a gorgeous interface and connections to the Gnutella2, Gnutella, eDonkey, and BitTorrent networks. It's also handsome and easy to use; we had no trouble quickly figuring out how to search, check our network status, and customize the interface through a healthy choice of skins. Search results were extremely fast, although we wish each new search automatically spawned a new tab. Shareaza also has a decent built-in media player for common audio and video formats. Other features include a chat client and the ability to schedule transfers.

The file-management system, with a slew of folders divided and subdivided into all sorts of categories, may overwhelm novices, though seasoned file-sharers probably won't have that much trouble. Overall, though, Shareaza's design, performance, and trim size provide make it a nice choice for peer-to-peer users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 78 votes

    • 5 star 31
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 582 votes

    • 5 star 241
    • 4 star 116
    • 3 star 75
    • 2 star 49
    • 1 star 101
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1 stars

"LOADED with unwanted a garbage"

February 02, 2009  |  By thedurable1

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.2.5

Pros

It's farely fast, but still not worth it.

Cons

VERY few valuable files, mostly youtube files instead of musice.

Summary

DON"T DO I! You'll be sorry. Lots of adware, unclosable pop-ups and hijacking of browser, unstoppable forcing of weak search engine into my homepage instead of google. Would not allow me to change back to google until I uninstalled shareaza.

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5 stars

"Fast and sturdy"

September 08, 2008  |  By johntrumble32773

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.2.5

Pros

I give it 5 stars because it connects to eDonkey, G2, and G1 networks, which helps you find rare files. Connects pretty fast. Real good working program.

Cons

None to brag about.

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5 stars

"The Best!"

January 06, 2008  |  By werwin01

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.2.5

Pros

Shareaza is a great piece of software that combines the power of multiple peer-to-peer networks into one, easy-to-use program. It should be noted that the latest version is 2.3.1.0, and the website link needs to be updated to reflect the project site - shareaza.sourceforge.net

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5 stars

"Top of the pile"

January 06, 2008  |  By johnnydangerous893

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.2.5

Pros

Adware, spyware, and BS free! Connects to G1, G2, eDonkey networks, handles torrents, and is open source. Can it get any better?

Summed up: clean, simplified, efficient, versatile.

Cons

Connecting to eDonkey can be a bit complicated for beginners; G2 network a bit weak (but growing).

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5 stars

"awsome"

December 29, 2007  |  By williloki

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.2.5

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5 stars

"Great"

December 26, 2007  |  By gary5802

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.2.5

Pros

This is a very good program, easy to use/interact with.

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4 stars

"Returns alot of searches but limited downloads"

December 20, 2007  |  By jtw04

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.2.5

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5 stars

"great"

December 16, 2007  |  By janet2020

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.2.5

Pros

its fast

Cons

dont know yet

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5 stars

"Shareaza 2.3.0.0 | The best P2P software :D | shareaza.sourceforge.net/"

December 07, 2007  |  By ale5000

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.2.5

Pros

Everything.

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5 stars

"Best p2p app out there? Probably."

November 28, 2007  |  By akuma s.

 |  Version: Shareaza 2.2.5

Pros

Excellent p2p sharing program which brings together the libraries of the edonkey (emule), gnutella 1+2 (limewire) and bittorrent networks. Many users, good choice of files, speedy downloads and no spyware make this an absolute must have.

Good learning curve for people new to p2p/bittorrent and enough extra options to keep the vets happy.

Cons

Absolutely none I can think off.

Perhaps the Shareaza team can build an internal torrent search machine into the next build?

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Shareaza
Publisher web site http://shareaza.sourceforge.net
Release Date February 13, 2007
Date Added February 13, 2007
Version 2.2.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 6.6MB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,171,822
Downloads Last Week 241
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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