XFactor

A friendly alternative Mac P2P client

When it comes to peer to peer (P2P) downloading, the best applications on Mac are still aMule and Limewire. Yet users looking for a friendlier alternative can turn to XFactor, a P2P application giving you access to most of the major networks like Kazaa, Gnutella and Ares. View full description

PROS

  • iTunes integration
  • Access to major P2P networks

CONS

  • Discontinued

Very good
8

When it comes to peer to peer (P2P) downloading, the best applications on Mac are still aMule and Limewire. Yet users looking for a friendlier alternative can turn to XFactor, a P2P application giving you access to most of the major networks like Kazaa, Gnutella and Ares.

The program's interface, very similar to that of iTunes, shows all your downloads in progress in the central part. Searches made in the box in the top left of the window are then shown in a list in the left of the interface.

The app cleverly integrates your iTunes library, accessible from the menu in the bottom left of the interface, making it easy to share all your music with other users.

The integrated player is also quite useful to preview videos being downloaded.

However, since this review, XFactor has been discontinued and the developer page is not even available anymore, so we fear this is the last incarnation of the program you'll find.

Access 4 major p2p networks (Kazaa, Gnutella, OpenFT and Ares) seamlessly using giFT (cross platform modular network daemon). Providing a simple iTunes-like interface, integrated p2p portal, internal theater for previewing flicks while they download or simply viewing them from the shares library, iTunes and Finder integration, IRC Chat and loads of other goodies while using very minimal system resources and best of all XFactor is FREE software based on ever evolving open source technologies.

XFactor

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XFactor 0.93

— User reviews — about XFactor

  • "sucks, sucks, sucks,"

    sucks, sucks, suck,!!!! can't even search a song!!!!! its rediculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the search box is faded so you can... More.

    reviewed on February 12, 2010