Best Peer to Peer (P2P) & Torrent Software Clients for File Sharing
By on September 16th, 2009

Peer to Peer or P2P file sharing is one of the most easiest and simplest way to share files online, using P2P you can download and upload files directly to another computer without the need to use a server.

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Of course sharing files using Torrents and P2P does require a tracking server, but no information is uploaded to them, the transfer occurs directly from one PC to another.

P2P file sharing allows you to easily share large files without wasting time as downloads and uploads can run simultaneously so users do not have to wait till the entire content is uploaded before they can download it.

In this list we will look at some of the Best P2P & Torrent Software for File sharing.

uTorrent

uTorrent is undoubtedly one of the best software for sharing and download torrent file. This big daddy also supports UDP tracking in the latest beta release uTorrent 2.0.

uTorrent is very lightweight and also supports downloading torrents using a web interface. If you are looking to deal with torrents don’t look any further than uTorrent.

uTorrent can work both on Windows and Mac.

Here are some helpful articles that will help you tweak and uTorrent.

BitTorrent

BitTorrent is the original torrent sharing software that started it all. This simple client allows you to quickly download and share media with other users. It also provides users with DNA Acceleration and is optimized for next-generation devices.

Like uTorrent, BitTorrent is lightweight and easy to use. BitTorrent sports a no-frills minimalistic interface and provides fast downloads.

Azureus aka Vuze

Azureus is a Java based torrent download client that also supports plugins. It also consists of power search feature which allows you to search content. In addition to that it has login support for private torrent trackers.

You can also discover high quality HD videos on the Vuze HD network using the same client. Azureus was very popular at one point of time, but uTorrent definitely took its thunder.

Opera

has inbuilt torrent downloading support. You don’t even have to install any third party software to download torrents and can do it all with Opera.

You can manage and download all the torrents using Opera. Comparatively it is less feature rich, but definitely worth using.

LimeWire

LimeWire has been around for a long time, it now incorporates both P2P and BitTorrent downloading.

LimeWire allows you to create and share lists of files with your friends, download BitTorrent files, spam filtering in search results and virus protection.

You can either download a free version or go for more features with a paid version of LimeWire.

iMesh

iMesh claims to be the ultimate P2P file sharing community which provides users instant access to over 15 million free songs & videos and over 4 million original high quality songs licensed from the record labels.

Downloading songs & videos from iMesh is 100% legal and you can also listen to songs on your iPod classic and nano.

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Do you use any other P2P/Torrent clients to share and download content? Do let us know through your comments.

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