LimeWire Pirate Edition

LimeWire Pirate Edition is the answer to the shutdown of LimeWire back in 2010. Soon after its demise a secret team of developers brought LimeWire back to life with LimeWire Pirate Edition whereby “all dependencies on LimeWire LLC’s servers have been removed, all remote settings have been disabled, the Ask toolbar has been unbundled, and all features of LimeWire PRO have been activated for free.”

LimeWire Pirate Edition, just like the official version, runs on the Gnutella Network. It is open standard software running on an open protocol, free for the public to use. LimeWire allows you to share and download and type of movie, music file, game, picture, or TV show.

LimeWire features a personalized spam blocker to get rid of junk results.

LimeWire allows you to search for multiple files at the same time by using a tabbed feature below the search query box.

Other LimeWire Pirate Edition features include:

  • Turbo-charged downloads
  • Optimized search results
  • AVG Anti-Virus
  • Built-in torrent search
  • No toolbars, adware or spyware
  • No connection problems
  • Ease of use – just install, run, and search
  • Ability to search by artist, title, genre, or other metainformation
  • Elegant multiple search tabbed interface
  • “Swarm” downloads from multiple hosts help you get files faster
  • iTunes integration for Mac and Windows users
  • Unique “ultrapeer” technology reduces bandwidth requirements for most users
  • Integrated chat
  • Directly connect to a computer
  • Browse host feature–even works through firewalls
  • International versions: Now available in many new languages
  • Connects to the network using GWebCache, a distributed connection system
  • Automatic local network searches for lightning-fast downloads
  • Support for MAGNET links that allow you to click on web page links that access Gnutella

LimeWire Pirate Edition is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Review by Jared Moya

LimeWire Pirate Edition has an average rating 2.8 out of 5 based on 817 user ratings.