Shareaza has features that are unheard of in other file-sharing applications, from ghost ratings to a completely user-configurable queue area to multinetwork support. Shareaza originally started out as an Gnutella client, but recently branched out and developed Gnutella2, a completely open and documented network. Boasting 50,000 users, Gnutella2 is well on its way to the top. In addition, Shareaza supports the eDonkey network and BitTorrent. Shareaza’s interface is easy-to-use yet powerful, and fully skinnable.

Shareaza’s download core was purpose-built to provide optimum performance from any number of sources. Shareaza can manage your download queue automatically, or you can take charge and modify the status of files or even individual physical transfers and sources. Shareaza is the most luxurious and sophisticated file sharing system you’ll find. Shareaza’s built-in media player can preview audio and video while downloading. It’s easy-to-use user interface allows you to chat with other Shareaza users too.

What you get with Shareaza:

  • A Completely Free P2P Client – Paying for P2P software is a thing of the past! There’s no need to open your wallet or put up with lame popup ads ever again: Shareaza is completely free. Simply download it and use it, no strings attached.
  • Phenomenal Multi-Network Support – Shareaza can connect to up to 4 separate Peer-to-Peer networks, providing access to hundreds of thousands of diverse users, all from one single program. You can download/upload from these networks: EDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Gnutella2 (G2)
  • Shareaza Introduces Collections – Shareaza introduces yet another innovative feature: Collections! Collections group previews of album covers, descriptions, and song lists all in one complete package. Once you’ve discovered the collection, just click the file-list to download. Check out collections today!
  • Kick-ass Interface with loads of features – This P2P client has a lot to offer and you reap all the benefits. With Shareaza’s well designed interface you can do a lot more than all the other clients out there, why don’t you read on to check out the rest of Shareaza’s great features.
Review by Jared Moya

Shareaza has an average rating 2.8 out of 5 based on 60 user ratings.