Find and download your favorite content


  • Connects to the Gnutella network, which has millions of users
  • Easy to use
  • Efficient search engine
  • Built-in chat room


  • Currently without support from its developers

LimeWire is a P2P file exchange application that uses the Gnutella network.

With this application you’ll be able to download music, videos, programs and any type of contents from the Internet. The best part is that if you search for files shared by other users on such a widely used network, you’ll always find what you are looking for. Besides, it carries out the download from various sources simultaneously, so you’ll not only get the file, but also avoid delays due to crashes and other problems.

LimeWire not only lets you search for download contents. It also lets you connect with users all over the world, with its chatroom. You´ll be able to meet other people, expand your tastes and share your favorite contents without leaving the program.

LimeWire is one of the best-known P2P applications on the market, thanks to its efficiency and download speed. However, keep in mind that a large transfer can affect your browsing speed. Fortunately, you’ll be able to adjust the maximum bandwidth, the maximum number of simultaneous downloads and the router ports from the options menu.

In summary, LimeWire is a program with which you’ll be able to get any contents you want as quickly as possible. However, if you want to try out an alternative, LuckyWire and FrostWire are two programs based on this application, with some changes. On the other hand, programs such as Ares and Shareaza also connect to the Gnutella network, but they offer different features than LimeWire.

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Type Freeware

Version 5.5.16

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