This blog series features the top-performing projects on SourceForge under specific categories. This week, we feature the top 5 File Sharing Software of the Week available on SourceForge.
While file sharing has had a controversial history, it is still no doubt an incredibly useful practice and one that has become a necessity in today’s fast-paced world. File sharing gives us opportunities to back up important files, and share files quickly and easily for publicity purposes or for collaboration.
Here are the top 5 File Sharing Software available here at SourceForge, based on weekly downloads:
FileZilla® is a cross-platform FTP, SFTP, and FTPS client with a vast list of features, and supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and more. FileZilla’s dynamic tools help you move files between your local machine and your Web site’s server effortlessly. For example, Filezilla lets you compare your files with in-directory server files to manage file syncing. You can also tab browse between servers and transfer files to them simultaneously, as well as edit server files on the go. And Filezilla is available in 47 languages worldwide!
qBittorrent is an advanced and multi-platform BitTorrent client with a nice Qt user interface as well as a Web UI for remote control and an integrated search engine. It allows simultaneous download of multiple torrents as well as Torrent queueing, filtering and prioritizing. qBittorrent aims to meet the needs of most users while using as little CPU and memory as possible.
eMule is a free peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing client for Microsoft Windows that was launched in 2002 as an alternative to eDonkey2000. To date, eMule is one of the world’s largest and most trustworthy P2P file-sharing clients. eMule includes advanced search features, file checks for corruptions while downloading, a preview while downloading function, and a credit system to reward frequent uploads.
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Vuze (formerly Azureus) is an extremely powerful and configurable BitTorrent client. Search and download torrent files. Play, convert and transcode videos and music for playing on many devices such as PSP, TiVo, XBox, PS3, iTunes (iPhone, iPod, Apple TV).
Shareaza is a very powerful multi-network peer-to-peer file-sharing client supporting Gnutella² G2, Gnutella, eDonkey2000 / eMule, DC++, HTTP, FTP and BitTorrent / DHT protocols for Windows or Wine. It features a great interface with loads of features.
See and know more of the many other File Sharing Software available on SourceForge here.