BitTorrent clients are the best way and the most popular file sharing protocol. It is the most easier software application for a layman to download huge chunks of data over the internet. One such client is FrostWire (earlier a Gnutella client), is a joint effort of hundreds of open source and freelance developers from around the world. It was first released in September 2004, as a fork of Limewire, the then popular and widely used client.
It was very similar to Limewire in appearance and functionality, but over time the developers kept on adding new features and functions, including a BitTorrent support. Up until its 4th version it was a Gnutella client but in its 5th version, this support was dropped completely and FrostWire became only a BitTorrent client. The FrostWire project was started in September 2004, after LimeWire’s distributors considered adding blocking code in response to RIAA (recording Industry Association of America). The RIAA threatened legal action against several peer to peer developers including LimeWire.LimeWire was finally shut down on 26th October 2010 as it was under a court order to stop them from distributing and developing p2p software. Because of this, FrostWire became very popular as it was very identical to LimeWire having almost similar features.
FrostWire allows any individual to share his/her content to millions of users right from his/her computer without any cost, all because of its BitTorrent P2P network. Ever copy of FrostWire is a self-contained smart search engine that crawls the BitTorrent network and it is able to find the rarest of files indexed by .torrent files available on the internet. FrostWire 5, now counts with a powerful media library that allows a user to organize and find the media files in your computer, aggregates internet radio stations and support for audio playback in almost all the most popular audio formats available today. Apart from all this FrostWire also helps to level the playfield of content distribution for various people working under the roof, content creators, musicians, film makers, writers, software developers, game developers and almost all other kinds of content creators those who can put their work into bytes and can benefit from FrostWire to distribute their work for free to millions of people without having to pay for centralized hosting bandwidth.
Frostwire can search for practically any file type, allowing its users to share audio, video and program files and many more file types. You can also control the maximum number of searches you want to conduct. There are many useful features for the user like a junk button that finds and allows you to feature a certain file as to be a malware or not. You also have an option for pausing you download selection and to resume it later. If by any mean a user accidentally exits the FrostWire window while the file download was active, it will automatically terminate all those downloads and even uploads at that time. All these downloads will resume the next time you start the program, but only if the host of that particular download would be connected to the Gnutella network. You can also preview files that are being downloaded. FrostWire has one very unique feature that it preserves the state of downloads in the case of system crash. A user can also block access to files by using FrostWire’s filter option.
All in all FrostWire is your best bet for complete torrent experience, the user interface is easy to use, there are a lot of useful and handy features that make it easy for you to use it. You can run FrostWire on nearly every popular operating system . It will run on many Unix and Linux varieties too if you the Java Runtime Environment installed, although the installer may not work properly.