FrostWire, a BitTorrent client (formerly a Gnutella client), is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world.
Using the most recent version of FrostWire allows users to enjoy the best program functionality. Bugs reported in older versions have been fixed for the latest version. Any users with FrostWire 2.5 or earlier MUST update.
Frostwire's features include:
- Completely Free & Open Source!
- Faster Download Speeds
- No Spyware. No Adware. Guaranteed.
- iTunes Compatible!
- Faster Torrent Speeds
- Friendly Online Chat Rooms
- Bittorrent Support!
- Even More Connections
- New & Improved Skins
After 6 months of work, a completely new fork from the LimeWire code base has come to fruition, FrostWire 4.17.0 features over a year's worth of core and user interface upgrades made to the original LimeWire client, now included in FrostWire along all the previous work done over FrostWire 4.13.x.
Among the most important updates:
* Upgrades on our update notification system, capability for featured content and recommendations
* Updated Playlist (drag & drop support, and Playlist rearrange options)
* New Media Player with volume and seek controls (Plays mp3, ogg and wav)
* Support for private torrents
* Greater control over your Shared files
* Add Magnets to Open Dialog
* Improvements in bootstrapping
* Warn When Too Many Files Shared
* Make Ultrapeers ignore partial results
* Mojito DHT capable (still not active for 4.17.0)
* More translations to be available for the community on launchpad.net. Many improvements for Spanish, and Italian and Chinese have been finally been added among others
* Reduce query traffic by knowing firewalled state; implement leafs informing ups of firewall status.
* Recognize flv as a video extension.
* Enable removal from playlist via the Delete or Backspace key.
* (Bittorrent) Extended BEncoding to support rational numbers.
* Add support for alternate location lookup for BitTorrents.
* Use less memory for large number of leaf connections.
* General Save folder improvements.
* Smoother Icon Tray Icons for Linux and Windows
* FrostWire now runs under Java SE 6 on Mac OS X (however SE6 is temperamental; it exhibits some strange connection issues). More integration with the MacOSX dock and other components
* Speedup Magnet/Torrents at startup.
* Add partial search results.
* Exclude magnet downloads from being purged after 7 days.
* Incremental search on the Settings window
* Default setting tweaks for users with high speed connections (T1,T3) to make the most out of their bandwith