aMule is a Peer to Peer (P2P) application for streaming a variety of different media to your Mac. By using the eDonkey network, aMule stands out from most of its rival P2P clients because it is open source, which means it is free from spyware and adware. It also utilizes a multitude of different servers, making it virtually impossible to shut down and very secure. Despite its simplicity, aMule offers advanced features such as the ability to view information on machines you're downloading from, charts outlining downloading stats, and an advanced progress bar to track download status.
However, one major drawback of aMule is its slow download speed, especially for new users. This is due to the way aMule handles download priority, which takes into account the number of servers you're connected to, the connection speed, and the size of the file. Additionally, aMule relies heavily on a credit scoring system, rewarding frequent users with faster downloads, but penalizing new users with slow downloads.
Despite these limitations, aMule's simple interface and abundance of features have made it a popular choice among P2P enthusiasts.