Acquisition

Acquisition is a gnutella client supporting modern gnutella features such as Ultrapeers, swarm (multi-source) downloads, download resumption, and distributed network discovery. Acquisition also features a single-window user interface with a convenient drawer that summarizes all current searches, network activity, and active transfers.

Millions of users, billions of files
Share files with tens of millions of Mac and Windows users around the planet. Bask in the positive spirit of communal reciprocity.

Fall in love with new artists
In addition to files, Acquisition provides recommendations of new artists to experience. Get instant gratification with one-click searching in Acquisition or the iTunes Music Store.

iTunes iNtimacy
"Integration" is an understatement. Acquisition automatically imports and plays songs in iTunes. Even more clever, Acquisition highlights downloadable files already found in your iTunes library, so you don't waste time downloading songs you already have.

Media Preview
Preview audio files directly in Acquisition, even before they finish downloading, saving you precious time.

Browse like a king
You arrange your CD collection by artist and album, and so does Acquisition. Acquisition's unique artist/album browser sorts files in the most intuitive way possible, helping you find what you want easily.

High-speed downloads
Take full advantage of the network by "swarming" files from multiple hosts. Maximize your bandwidth and get your files sooner. Acquisition has been called 'better than Kazaa' due to the amazing success rates with swarmed downloads.

Everything under the sun
Acquisition lets you share more than music. Share movies, files, documents, photos, books, and anything else that can be stuffed inside a computer.

iPod + Acquisition = Love
Don't have $10,000 to buy songs from Apple? Acquisition is the perfect complement to your spacious iPod, when used responsibly.

Aqua-luscious
Acquisition, written in pure Cocoa, is brimming with aesthetic beauty. It is such a stellar OS X citizen that even Apple has borrowed interface ideas from it.

Filter the junk
Spam ain't fun for anyone. Acquisition automatically filters junk from known file spammers. There's also an "adult" content filter if you want to keep things PG-rated.

Master your bandwidth
Acquisition allows detailed control over network bandwidth usage. Limit the number of downloads, pause & resume downloads, and cap your upload bandwidth to keep your internet access snappy.

Open Source Strength
At the core of Acquisition beats an open source heart that is rigorously tested, continuously improving, and surrounded by a loving community. The network protocol, Gnutella, is technically superior to Kazaa.

Summer of the Acquisition features:

  • Millions of users, billions of files
  • iTunes Intimacy
  • Media Preview
  • Preview audio files directly in Acquisition, even before they finish downloading.
  • Fall in love with new artists
  • Acquisition provides recommendations of new artists to investigate.
  • Browse by Artists/Albums
  • You arrange your CD collection by artist and album, and so does Acquisition. The artist/album browser is a unique innovation exclusive to Acquisition.
  • With its seamless iTunes integration, Acquisition is the must-have software accessory for all iPod owners.
  • High-speed downloads
  • Acquisition "swarms" files from multiple hosts to maximize your download speeds.
  • Aqua-luscious
  • Written in Cocoa, Acquisition is beautiful. It is such a stellar OS X citizen that Apple and countless others have 'borrowed' interface ideas from it.
  • Filter the junk
  • Acquisition automatically filters junk from known file spammers. There's also an "adult" content filter to keep things tasteful.
  • Control your bandwidth
  • Limit the number of downloads, pause & resume downloads, and cap your upload bandwidth.

The Product Requirements are:

  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • Apple Java 1.4.1 update
  • Safari
  • Universal Binary
Review by Jared Moya

Acquisition has an average rating 3.0 out of 5 based on 21 user ratings.