Still in the lead in the P2P categoryThere are various Peer to peer file sharing applications all around the globe but none beat the popularity and success of LimeWire. This program was launched in 2000 and you can do so much with it.
LimeWire is a good tool for sharing media files such as pictures, games, software and files with people online. Its success has been attributed to its great capabilities such as the ability to download from multiple sources and wonderful search results all for free.
A totally different approach
LimeWire is known to have special features like ghost ratings and a user configurable queue area. It also swarms downloads t means that different parts of a file are downloaded from different peers if available which makes the download process fast. This is a revolutionary approach that Ares or Azureus for instance do not have. The user will also be able to carry out a number of searches at once which simplifies the use interface on LimeWire. LimeWire has an option of being able to trace who has uploaded files on your computer. LimeWire allows you to follow the sharing process which you can terminate if you so wish.
LimeWire contains an instant messenger which users can use to chat with their friends while still sharing files. With the newer versions of LimeWire it is impossible to accidentally share files with other people. By stating the name of an artist, album or song title you can be able to search an audio file easily for free and get actual result. LimeWire is a great file sharing application that is compatible with Windows. Installing LimeWire is fast and easy.
LimeWire is the first P2P file sharing program that supports firewall-to-firewall file transfers.
- Still a free downloading program
- Has simple interface which is easy to upload
- It comes with an integrated music player
- Can let you preview a file
- Does not check for viruses
- Lack of advanced features