FrostWire

Frostwire is a torrent client with tons of features

There are lots of torrent clients out there all doing more or less the same job but with varying degrees of usability. Frostwire is one of the better offerings combining torrents with a handy media player and search engine. The main strength of Frostwire is having all your tools in one place making torrents more like a total media service than simply a download. View full description

PROS

  • Built in media player and previewer.
  • Keep track of files with a good UI.
  • Browse for torrents in-app.

CONS

  • At the basic level just another torrent client.

There are lots of torrent clients out there all doing more or less the same job but with varying degrees of usability. Frostwire is one of the better offerings combining torrents with a handy media player and search engine. The main strength of Frostwire is having all your tools in one place making torrents more like a total media service than simply a download.

Strong features strong layout.

Frostwire was clearly built by people who download torrents and wanted to improve the process. The app layout is nice with navigation options and a list view to keep track of your files. In many ways it's a media library as much as a downloading tool. Download settings and locations are fully customisable. The big features however are a media player which has all the same options as any standard player plus the ability to preview files before they finish downloading and in-app search. The latter lets you find torrents within the client instead of trawling the web. Very efficient but may get stuck if sites are blocked by your ISP.

The total package.

The real benefit of Frostwire is that it's a complete package letting you find download and play files without having to switch windows or programs. However for those who already have their favourite browser and media setups this is just another torrent client.

FrostWire is the simplest yet most powerful p2p BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one.

With built in file search, you don't have to use your web browser to look for content. FrostWire scans the most popular BitTorrent search engines & cloud sources to produce the most relevant search results, organized by projected download speed. You can filter your results by file type, search engine, file size and more. Download files with one click or pick and choose which files from a torrent package you would like to download.

In addition, FrostWire functions the same way other BitTorrent clients do, where you download a .torrent file from the internet and then open the application to download it's content. You can even copy & past the .torrent or Magnet link into FrostWire's search bar and it will download the content for you.

FrostWire

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FrostWire 6.3.2.

— User reviews — about FrostWire

  • suzette.lagrassa

    by suzette.lagrassa

    "Newer version of Frostwire will not work on my Mac"

    I have a Mac and its the latest version, when Frostwire went to 5.5.5 for mac it said my Mac does not support it when iv... More.

    reviewed on March 10, 2013

  • westlake.lisa

    by westlake.lisa

    "Unable to download for my Mac"

    wont download says not compatible with Java 1.6 or 1.5+ whats the deal this program is uncompatible with my Mac I've tri... More.

    reviewed on November 26, 2011

  • "New download does not work"

    Frostwire does not work with MAC\'s Lion OS. It will try and unpack itself, but just quits after it tells you to wait wh... More.

    reviewed on August 20, 2011

  • "doesnt work on macosx...stays in idle mode and cant get it to connect"

    Rubbish rubbish rubbish....Doesnt work in mac osx 10.6.8... Opened up fine and installed but wont actually connect and ... More.

    reviewed on July 11, 2011

  • nicholasmead123

    by nicholasmead123

    "@Question"

    I'm afraid Frostwire only works on OS X 10.5+. The most recent version no longer works on PPC Macs either. . More.

    reviewed on May 31, 2011

  • reesently

    by reesently

    "Question"

    Does it work on powerbook g4 version 10.3.9? If not, does anyone know where I can get a good music downloader foor it?. More.

    reviewed on May 30, 2011