FrostWire 1.7.0

The completely free multiplatform MP3 and Multimedia app that operates as a BitTorrent Client and SoundCloud Downloader

  • Category:

    General

  • Version:

    1.7.0

  • Works under:

    Android 4.3 / Android 4.2.2 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.2 / Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 4.1

  • Also available for:

    MacWindows

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free (gpl)
  • Vote:
    5.5 (9)

FrostWire is an Android torrent client and SoundCloud downloader.

It follows the computer software of the same name and is used for the same purpose. It's capable of peer to peer downloads and streams and can save songs as MP3s from SoundCloud, enabling you to listen offline and effectively get music for free (although you should look into the legality before doing this yourself).

There are many Android torrent clients, and this one honestly doesn't have many advantages over them, but it also doesn't have many shortcomings. All of your downloading and uploading (or "seeding" and "leeching") torrents can be seen on one small screen. The SoundCloud downloader generally works, although it can become buggy and unresponsive at times.

Of course, the usage of this program is somewhat dubious. While there's no doubt that it's legal to download, many applications of this are piracy and would deprive artists of much-needed revenue.

The app also has handy settings that let you set upload and download quotas and speed limits. This becomes particularly important for metered mobile connections. Thankfully, this app has a feature allowing you to set it to only upload and download when connected to WiFi. There have been horror stories from other apps where users did not realize that it would still seed on metered mobile connections and would end up with massive mobile bills as a result.

Pros:

  • Does its job as a solid torrent client
  • Has a wide array of settings

Cons:

  • Not too many safety features
  • Some features legally questionable
  • Not many advantages over competition

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