Mac OS X Files: P2P File Sharing Tools

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Date: Tuesday, March 5th, 2002, 14:11
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I have been happily using Sputnix and AudioGalaxy to swap music online for some time now, it is an easy-to-use P2P music swapping tool that uses a Web interface to find and queue songs. The advantage is that you can queue an indefinite amount of songs via the Web site, then continue downloading songs each time you launch the app. AG remembers what you want to download and makes it easy to resume. Another AG client is OpenAG, but I haven’t used it much.

Mac-compatible Gnutella clients include: Aquisition, iSwipe, Limewire, MacPhex, Mactella and MP3 Rage, but beware, several of these tools include code to track your downloading habits and report back to a home server about your usage (a.k.a. spyware) – most notably Limewire.

iSwipe 1b23 looks promising as it allows you to download music, movies and software from Hotline, Gnutella, Carracho and OpenNapster but is unusable in it’s current build because of stability problems.

Since KaZaA Media Desktop, Grokster and Morpheus Preview Edition are not available for the Mac, what do you use to swap files using Mac OS X?

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