eMule is a filesharing client which is based on the eDonkey2000 network, but offers more features than the standard eDonkey client. This client also now include a new serverless network based on Kademlia. The client is also opensource but under the restrictions of the GPL License. As of today, eMule is one of the biggest and most reliable peer-to-peer file sharing clients around the world.

Thanks to it’s open source policy many developers are able to contribute to the project, making the network more efficient with each release. Started in May 2002 as an alternative to eDonkey2000, eMule now connects to both the eDonkey network and the Kad network. The distinguishing features of eMule are the direct exchange of sources between client nodes, fast recovery of corrupted downloads, and the use of a credit system to reward frequent uploaders. Furthermore, eMule transmits data in zlib-compressed form to save bandwidth.

How to Use eMule? A File-Sharers Guide

Quick, easy-to-use guide to get you up and downloading movies, music, TV shows, and more with eMule in no time at all.

Review by Jared Moya

eMule has an average rating 3.3 out of 5 based on 58 user ratings.