Comparison of file sharing applications

Comparison of file sharing applications

File sharing is a method of distributing electronically stored information such as computer programs and digital media. Below is a list of file sharing applications.

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Name Network[1] Anonymous P2P link system compatibility Price Platform License Programming language Spyware- / Adware-free Last release year Extra Information
Acquisition gnutella, BitTorrent No magnet Nagware/US$17.99 Mac OS X GPL Objective-C, Java Yes 2.2 (v223)  (November 19, 2010; 11 months ago (2010-11-19)) Alternative to LimeWire for Mac users. Uses Cocoa GUI
aMule eDonkey, Kad No eD2k Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL C++ Yes 2009
ANts P2P ANts Yes eD2k Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Java Yes 2010 Proxies other users' IP addresses making it hard to determine who is downloading
Ares Galaxy Ares, BitTorrent No arlnk Free Windows GPL Delphi Yes 2.1.7  (October 27, 2010; 12 months ago (2010-10-27)

[2])

BearShare
(pre v6.0)
gnutella No eD2k, magnet Free/US$3.29 per month Windows Proprietary C++ No 2005
Since version 6: clone of the commercial iMesh software; does not connect to gnutella and restricts downloads to media formats.
BitComet BitTorrent, eDonkey, Kad[3] No eD2k,[3] magnet Free Windows Proprietary C++ Yes 1.29  (September 23, 2011; 52 days ago (2011-09-23))[4] Exploits SuperSeeding and thus is often banned by trackers and peers. Compatible with e2DK links through an eMule plugin which gives access to eDonkey and Kad networks and cross-network sharing abilities with BitTorrent network.
BitTornado BitTorrent No No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Open Source Python Yes 2006
BitTorrent 5 BitTorrent No No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows BitTorrent Open Source License Python Yes 2008 Also known as "Mainline"
BitTorrent 6 BitTorrent No No Free Windows Proprietary C++ Yes 2010 re-brand of µTorrent
Blubster MP2P No mp2p Free/US$19.95 Windows Proprietary  ? No 2008
broolz Direct Connect No No Free/US$59.95 (commercial) Windows, Mac OS X, Linux Proprietary Java Yes 2011 Internal p2p protocols that allow only secondary users authorised by primary user to share
Cabos gnutella No magnet Free Mac OS X, Windows GPL Java, REALbasic Yes 0.8.2  (February 9, 2010; 20 months ago (2010-02-09))
DC++ Direct Connect No magnet Free Windows GPL C++ Yes 2008 Many modifications exist, for example LinuxDC++
Deluge BitTorrent Unknown magnet Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Python Yes 1.3.3  (July 22, 2011; 3 months ago (2011-07-22))
eDonkey2000 eDonkey, Overnet No eD2k Free/US$19.95 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Proprietary C++ Yes 2005 Discontinued
eMule eDonkey, Kad No eD2k Free Windows GPL C++ Yes 0.50a  (April 7, 2010; 18 months ago (2010-04-07)[5]) Supports protocol obfuscation
ExoSee  ? No No Free Windows Proprietary  ? Yes 2007 ExoSee appears to have no business model
Free Download Manager BitTorrent No metalink Free Windows GPL C++ Yes 3.0.852  (22 March 2011; 7 months ago (2011-03-22))[6]
Freenet's FProxy Freenet Yes No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Java Yes 0.7.5 Build #1404  (12 September 2011; 2 months ago (2011-09-12)[7][8])
Frost Freenet Yes No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Java Yes 2009
FrostWire gnutella, BitTorrent No magnet Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Java Yes 5.1.5  (September 16, 2011; 59 days ago (2011-09-16)) Fork of LimeWire, with no copyrighted-material blocker planned
giFT OpenFT and, with plugins, Ares, gnutella and FastTrack No No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL C Yes 0.11.8.1  (2004-11-27)
Gnucleus gnutella, Gnutella2 No No Free Windows GPL C++ Yes 2.2.0.0  (2005-06-17)
GNUnet GNUnet Yes No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL C Yes 2008
gtk-gnutella gnutella No magnet Free Linux, Microsoft Windows GPL C Yes 0.97  (July 18, 2011; 3 months ago (2011-07-18))
iMesh
(pre v6.0)
FastTrack, gnutella, Gnutella2 No No Free Windows Proprietary C++ Yes 2008
I2Phex I2P (protocol gnutella) Yes magnet Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Java Yes 2011 need I2P to run
I2PSnark I2P (protocol BitTorrent) Yes magnet Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Java Yes 2010 Integrated into I2P distribution
iMule I2P (protocol kad) Yes eD2k Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL C++ Yes 2010 internal I2P is old and buggy, use separate I2P installation
Kazaa FastTrack No No Free Windows Proprietary C++ adware & spyware 2006 Illegal in Australia.
Kazaa Lite FastTrack No No Free Windows Proprietary  ? Yes 2007 Adware-disabled version of Kazaa (fake versions in circulation)
KCeasy Ares, gnutella, FastTrack and OpenFT No No Free Windows GPL C++, Delphi Yes 2008 Uses integrated giFT file sharing daemon as back-end
KTorrent Bittorrent No magnet Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL C++ Yes 4.1.2  (August 16, 2011; 2 months ago (2011-08-16)[9]) Part of the KDE desktop, can be installed separately
LimeWire gnutella No magnet Free/US$18.88 Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Java No 2010 Sued June 2007 for copyright infringement.[citation needed] Connection problems with Zone Alarm on Windows Vista. Shut down currently due to ongoing court case.[citation needed]
Manolito MP2P No mp2p Free/US$19.95 Windows Proprietary  ? No 2008
MLDonkey BitTorrent, eDonkey, FastTrack, (gnutella, Gnutella2), Kad No eD2k, magnet, sig2dat Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Objective Caml Yes 3.1.0  (August 10, 2011; 3 months ago (2011-08-10)[10]) P2P application, telnet / web-interface / GUI interface, complete and complex remote usage. Sancho GUI makes automatic SSH tunnels.
MonoTorrent (client library) BitTorrent No No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows MIT/X11 C# Yes 0.80  (October 19, 2009; 2 years ago (2009-10-19)) Requires either Mono Framework or .NET Framework to be installed
Morpheus NEOnet, gnutella, Gnutella2, BitTorrent No No Free/US$19.95 Windows Proprietary  ? Yes 5.55.1  (November 15, 2007; 3 years ago (2007-11-15))
Calypso MUTE Yes No Donation Linux, Windows GPL C++ and QT Yes 2010 Previous name: Kommute
MUTE MUTE Yes No Donation Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL C++ Yes 2007
Nodezilla Private Yes No Free Linux, Windows partially GPL Java Yes 2008 the GUI is GPLed, the rest of the application is proprietary
Opera BitTorrent No No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Proprietary C++ Yes 11.52 (Build 1100)  (October 19, 2011; 26 days ago (2011-10-19))
Piolet MP2P No mp2p Free/US$19.95 Windows Proprietary  ? No 2008
qBittorrent BitTorrent No No Free Linux, Solaris GPL C++ Yes 2.9.2  (October 29, 2011; 16 days ago (2011-10-29))[11]
Retroshare Retroshare Yes Own format Free Windows, Linux, MacOS GPL C++ (programming language) Yes March 2011 Uses PGP for friend authentication. Decentralized F2F network type.
RShare RShare Yes No Free Windows GPL C# Yes 2007 eMule-like usability
Robert BitTorrent Yes magnet Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Python Yes 2010 needs I2P to run
Share Share Yes No Free Windows Proprietary Delphi Yes 2006 Anonymous developer. Attempts to be Winny's successor
Shareaza eDonkey, BitTorrent, gnutella, Gnutella2 No eD2k, magnet, Piolet/mp2p, gnutella Free Windows GPL C++ Yes 2.5.5.0  (May 29, 2011; 5 months ago (2011-05-29)[12]) Utilizes a powerful files library. Maintained by a group of volunteers.
Sharing Max Sharing Max No Yes Free Windows Proprietary Visual Basic No 2010
SoMud SoMud No magnet uri, meta link Free Windows, Mac OS X Proprietary C++ Yes 2010 Search and download both P2P and web video networks such as YouTube and yahoovideo etc.
StealthNet RShare Yes No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL C# Yes 2010 Evolution of the RShare client with many functions.
Soulseek Soulseek No No Free/Donations for privileges Windows Proprietary  ? Yes 157 NS 13  (17 July 2008) Folder downloads, browse users with folder trees, no multi-source downloads
SymTorrent BitTorrent No No Free Symbian S60 GPL C++ Yes 2008 Runs on mobile phones with Symbian operating system
Thaw Freenet Yes No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Java Yes 2008
Transmission BitTorrent No magnet Free BeOS, Linux, Mac OS X MIT C, Objective-C Yes 2.42  (19 October 2011; 26 days ago (2011-10-19))[13] Lightweight and crossplatform
TrustyFiles eDonkey, Overnet, gnutella, Gnutella2, FastTrack, BitTorrent No eD2k Free/US$29 Windows Proprietary  ? adware & spyware 2005 ? Has stolen code from Gnucleus, giFT, and avlib[citation needed]; Linux version announced, but never released; takeover similar to the Shareaza.com and Lphant issues is likely to have happened
µTorrent BitTorrent No magnet Free Mac OS X, Windows Proprietary C++ Yes 2010 Specifically designed to be very small; entire program runs from a 315KB compressed executable which can be either installed or run as a stand-alone.
Vuze
(formerly Azureus)
BitTorrent No (except when using I2P) magnet Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL Java Yes 4.7.0.0  (September 23, 2011; 52 days ago (2011-09-23))[14]
Warez P2P iP2P DHT No No Free/US$19.99 Windows Proprietary  ? Yes 2007 Developer claims Warez v3.0 beta to be malware-free
WinMX WinMX Peer Network (independent, now user-operated), OpenNAP, chatrooms supported No No Free Windows Proprietary C++ Yes 2004 Official development has ceased due to RIAA coercion. Versions 3.53, 3.54 beta 4 and older are available from 3rd parties.
Winny Winny Yes No Free Windows Proprietary C++ Yes 2003
Wuala Wuala No No Free Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Proprietary Java Yes 2009
Datawire P2P Private Networking (chat supported) Yes No Free Windows, Linux, Mac OS X Proprietary Java Yes 2011
Name Network Anonymity link system compatibility Price Platform License Programming language Spyware- / Adware-free Last release year Extra Information
  • Note that several applications had adware or spyware tied in in the past and may have it again in the future. The same goes for clones of open source apps, e.g. eMule. This list attempts to display the current status only.

Notes

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  2. ^ "Ares Galaxy at SourceForge.net". AresGalaxy.SourceForge.net. 2010-07-07. http://sourceforge.net/projects/aresgalaxy/files/. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  3. ^ a b Compatibility with eDonkey and Kad networks is done via a modded eMule plugin also developed by the Comet team
  4. ^ "BitComet Client Release Notes - A free C++ BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP Download Client". www.bitcomet.com. 2010-08-31. http://www.bitcomet.com/doc/changelog.php. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  5. ^ "The eMule Project at SourceForge.net". eMule.SourceForge.net. 2010-04-07. http://sourceforge.net/projects/emule/files/. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  6. ^ http://sourceforge.net/projects/freedownload/files/Free%20Download%20Manager/
  7. ^ http://freenetproject.org/download.html
  8. ^ http://code.google.com/p/freenet/updates/list
  9. ^ "KTorrent". ktorrent.org. 2010-08-16 - 11:03. http://ktorrent.org/. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  10. ^ "MLDonkey at SourceForge.net". MLDonkey.SourceForge.net. 2011-08-10. http://sourceforge.net/projects/mldonkey/. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  11. ^ "qBittorrent News". qBittorrent. 2011.09.12. http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/news.php. Retrieved 2011.09.14. 
  12. ^ "Shareaza at SourceForge.net". Shareaza.SourceForge.net. 2010-05-29. http://sourceforge.net/projects/shareaza/. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  13. ^ "Changes – Transmission". trac.transmissionbittorrent.com. 2011-10-19. https://trac.transmissionbt.com/wiki/Changes#version-2.42. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  14. ^ "Azureus / Vuze - Browse /vuze at SourceForge.net". Azureus / Vuze. SourceForge.net. 2011-09-23. http://sourceforge.net/projects/azureus/files/vuze/. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 

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