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ShakesPeer is a peer to peer (P2P) file sharing program. It is a client for the Direct Connect protocol. The main goal of ShakesPeer is to create a fully featured client, compatible with DC++, that runs on Mac OS X with a native Aqua GUI. The program is released as Open Source under the GPL License.

What's New

Version 0.9.11:
  • Automatic port forwarding using UPnP/NAT-PMP, which should solve network problems for many users
  • The main window can now be closed and reopened
  • All transfers now uses a progressbar instead of percentage numbers to indicate progress
  • Added support for magnet links
  • It is now possible to disable automatic rescanning of shares
  • If one of your friends is mentioned in a more...


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Grhsvo Member IconReview+66

Heap of sh*t. Just like most P2P clients I'e test-driven, its user interface is hopeless. Someone out there needs to get a clue and write a good tool. Needed are some buttons to press to make the tool do something!

Currently, the ones I've tried are all similar in design. They are al cheating of one another. No one is using any personal initiative and originality to design a utility that will work intuitively. Thy ll stink in a similar way. It's simply pathetic.

Developers: don't do it for free. I'm happy to pay. But Judas Priest, give me something that is stable, fully-featured, intuitive, functional and supported!!!!!

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Version 0.9.11

Sorry about my typos. I shouldn't have been in such a hurry.

gatovadio Member IconComment+0

even tho shakespeer is good, if you're looking for the power of windows native version of dc++, take a look at jucy or eiskaltdc (java and qt multiplatform).
despite they're non-native os x apps, they're pretty powerful and shakespeer latest update was in 2009 and other attempts for a native dc++ clone on the mac are in alpha or beta forever.


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Version 0.9.11

Thanks for the alternate info, it's too bad I'd have to buy not only a new computer, but a new OS to use them. ^_^
Source code's available, so I'll take a look at that, but if everyone has to use a SL only version of Java, I probably can't futz with it.


you're right. the 'snow leopard only' and 'latest java only' trend is leaving some users behind. i'll be also left behind when 'lion only' warnings will start to sprout. i don't think i'll be upgrading to "iOS Lion".

iLuv Member IconComment+1

Waiting for multiple sources within one downloadable file like in strong dc++.

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Version 0.9.11
a.krzyzak Member IconReview+5

Does what it says well.

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Version 0.9.11
tak1 Member IconComment+0

Works perfectly on Leopard. Not sure why others are having trouble.

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Version 0.9.5
Abalem ^_^ Member IconComment+9
Abalem ^_^

Not working under Leopard... :(

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Version 0.9.5
akrobat Member IconComment+90

Can't get it to work.
Punched holes in the firewall (port 1412), tried to test - it says timed out.
Used Passive mode instead - doesn't connect.

Seems like it's back to Limewire

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Version 0.9.5
hahahajaja Member IconReview+0

Stable, fast, looks good. Handles file names with diacritics.

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Version 0.9.5
mrtn Member IconComment+0

OSKARLIN: You should ask de the developer.



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Version 0.9.2
martchin Member IconComment+0

It doesn`t even open.

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Version 0.9.2
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Downloads 46,844
Version Downloads 9,443
License Free
Date 02 Jan 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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