Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Top 20 Best Peer to Peer (P2P) File Sharing Programs and Applications

Traditional downloading of programs and application from a website has become outdated as well as there are not many website providing free softwares for download. The another medium for downloading and sharing of files is peer to peer file sharing Networks & Programs and it has grown to tremendous level with many networks having more then millions of users to share software’s, Music files, Videos and Programs etc.
With increase in popularity of Peer to Peer (P2P) networks it has also become one of the medium for spreading of viruses, spywares, ad ware, malware through file sharingapplications. Users are seeking for clean, safe, fastest and best p2p file sharingapplications.

Check out our Best P2p File Sharing Programs List of 2011

After searching for hours on Google I have got big list of safe and best peer to peer (P2P) programs and applications.

Top 20 Best p2p (Peer to Peer) File Sharing Applications and Programs

1) Bittorrent :
BitTottent LogoThis is one of best, fastest, safe and widely used p2p program. Performance of BitTorrent is way better then any other available P2P programs.
Supported Operating System: Windows, Linux, Mac
Download Bittorrent Client
2) Limeware:
LimeWire LogoLimeWire is clean, safe, virus and malware free p2p software. It has build in media player with optimized search result and supports downloading from multiple hosts.
Supported Operating System: Windows, Linux, Mac
Download Limeware Client
3) Shareaza:
shareaza logoThis was one of early p2p program when p2p was still new concept. It supports wide variety of networks like Gnutella, Gnutella2, EDonkey Network, BitTorrent. Also lets you to download files over FTP and HTTP, which can handle magnet links, ed2k links, Piolet links, and the now deprecated Gnutella links.
Shareza has millions of users and uncountable numbers of files shared across shareazanetwork
Supported Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Download Shareaza Client
(Update: From comments we have found we were linking to wrong shareaza websites, we have corrected the link. Thanks for your comments)
4) Kazaa:
kazaa logoLike Shareaza, Kaaza was one of best and most popular p2pduring early days of p2p evolution. but in past few years due to many issues like virus infected files, lawsuits, spywares etc. Kazaa has lost its popularity.
However, kazaa has been continually trying to make Kazaa network virus and spyware free with many new features like built in virus scanner, infected file blocking made available in latest Kazaa Client to protect users.
Kazaa Lite is one of best client of Kazaa P2P network for file sharing.
Supported Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Download Kazaa Lite
5) iMesh:
iMesh LogoiMesh another popular and spyware, adware free p2p file sharingwith application multi-language support. iMesh claims to have over 15 million FREE songs & videos Over 2 million original high quality songs licensed from the record labels.
Personally we liked the iMesh for downloading music and videos, but haven’t found it good for downloading any software or applications.
Supported Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Download iMesh Client for Windows
bearshare logoBearshare is pretty good p2p file sharing program with having pretty good user base and millions of files shared on Bearshare also supports for Multi-language.
Bearshare is good for downloading music and mp3 files
Supported Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Download BearShare Client for Windows
7) eMule:
emule logoeMule is one of the biggest and most reliable peer-to-peer file sharing clients around the world thanks to its open source support and based on edonkey2000 client.
eMule has Multi-language support with ability to connect to multiple servers and intelligent file corruption detection system to help you in getting genuine files. eMule is free from spyware, adware and is completely free to use.
eMule is also available in portable form to run from your USB derive
Supported Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Download eMule Client
8) KCeasy:
Kceasy logoKCeasy is client based on GIFT peer to peer file sharing protocol. This protocol improves the overall usability of peer to peer network, ability to downloads single file from multiple peers simultaneously.KCeasy supports multiple networks for file sharing.
Supported Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Download KCeasy
ares galaxy logoAres is one of my favorite p2p program and I have been using it from last 4 years, ares network is not that much big as compared to other p2p but its completely free from viruses, spywares and adwares.
I haven’t got any infected files or corrupted installer. Ares List is used more then normal Ares client because of its low size, speed and performance.
Supported Operating system: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Download Ares for Windows
10) Soulseek:
soulseek logoSoluseek central server type of P2P file sharing application. Soluseek is good old p2p file sharing program best of sharing music files. i haven’t tried soluseek ever but have heard that soluseek is best of music, audio, Mp3 files download.
Supported Operating system: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Download Souleseek Client
11) WinMX
winmx logoWinMX one of pretty old peer to peer file sharing program has suffered due to low suite and its official website and server is now offline form 2005 although WinMX program is still operating successfully.
WinMX network has limited number of Viruses and also it has restriction of maximum file size can be shared is 2 GB only. WinMX is majorly used for audio and video file sharing but you can use it for sharing any types of files.
Supported Operating system: Windows XP
Download WinMX
12) Piolet:
piolet logoPiolet is the 3rd generation peer-to-peer file sharing client. This is considerably new p2p file sharing application/Website and it has started gaining popularity among P2P users.
Free version of piolet shows ads and has no search functionality. i really doubt whether this can become good P2P file sharing program.
Supported Operating System: Windows XP
Download Free Piolet client
13) Gnutella:
gnutella2 logoGnutella is file sharing network which is supported by severalp2p clients like LimeWire, BearShare, Shareaza etc.
Gnutella has strong user base with less number of infected files present in file sharing network.
Supported Operating System: Windows, Linux, Mac
14) Overnet:
overnet logoOvernet is distributed file sharing program which is based on its own network Overnet has more then millions of users with some interesting features like File corruption detection, decentralized, fast search and downloading of files.
Supported Operating System: Windows, Linux, Mac
Download Overnet client
azureus logoAzureus is best torrent client with built in search functionality as well as peer to peer torrent sharing. Veze has best bandwidth management for faster file transfer and downloading
Supported Operating System: Windows, Linux, Mac
Download Vuze client
16) FrostWire:
frostwire logoFrostwire is like Vuze is another most popular bittorrent client as well as p2p file sharing client which supports Gnutella, Gnutella2, EDonkey Network. it’s completely free from virus and spyware with iTunes integration.
Supported Operating System: Windows, Linux, Mac
17) uTorrent :
uTorrent is lightweight efficient bittorrent client with lot many features like RSS downloader, Multiple simultaneous downloads downloading, Bandwidth configuration and IPv6 support.
Supported Operating System: Windows 7, XP, Vista, 98, NT
Download uTorrent Client
18) Morpheus:
morpheus logoMorpheus is free p2p file sharing program with many features like search, easy user interface, No spyware, Popups or ads. Latest version of Morpheus also supports P2P Streaming media for video and audio.
Supported Operating System: Window 7, Xp/Vista
Download Morpheus Client.
19) ANts:
ANts P2P realizes a third generation P2P net. This is only one of kind of peer to peerfile sharing application which encrypts every thing. It protects your privacy while you are connected and makes you not trackable, hiding your identity (ip) and crypting everything you are sending/receiving from others.
ANts is written Java hence it’s supports all types of operating system.Ants is still in beta and not many users are using it
Acquisition LogoAcquisition is relatively new and paid type of p2p file sharing program. Acquisition uses Gnutella network for peer-to-peer file sharing and BitTorrent client. It is based on LimeWire.
This is one of dedicated P2P software which runes only on Mac OS X.
If know any other free peer to peer (P2P) file sharing Application/Program then please post in below comment.