SoMud

Cross platform, multi-language P2P client

SoMud is a free cross-platform multi-language P2P client that's not exactly slick, but does return an impressive amount of results. View full description

PROS

  • Feature packed P2P client
  • Impressive search results
  • Fast download speeds

CONS

  • Downloads can take a while to start
  • Ugly interface compared to uTorrent

Very good
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SoMud is a free cross-platform multi-language P2P client that's not exactly slick, but does return an impressive amount of results.

SoMud allows you to search, download and even play web videos within its interface thanks to its own embedded media player. You can preview media files while they are being downloaded which is handy for avoiding fake or spam files. The download speeds are also impressive although it's obviously dependent on your connection and the number of peers connected.

SoMud is also unusual in that it also allows users to record their desktop or screen activity and share it with other peers. This includes audio and webcam images. In addition, there's a P2P wizard that allows you to create your own torrents and there's also parental control to filter specified keywords and lock specified content.

SoMud doesn't have the simple, slick interface that uTorrent has for example. It's also quite a large file at over 100MB for a P2P client. It's also rather annoying that when you install it, it automatically opens the developer homepage in your browser. Downloads are generally reliable but can take some time to start. Finally, the floating icon is a bit unnecessary since there's already access to the interface from the Menu Bar and Dock.

SoMud is a very interesting P2P client with some unusual features and may appeal to those who want a bit more control over their P2P downloading than most other clients allow.

SoMud

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SoMud 1.3.5 Plus

User reviews about SoMud

  • AICAPgroup

    by AICAPgroup

    "Fix Behavior with spaces in Lion Please"

    Since upgrading to Lion, the program, which has never behaved very well with Spaces, is more elusive than ever. I use ni... More.

    reviewed on August 5, 2011