Cabos

Simple and functional P2P client compatible with iTunes

Cabos is a stripped down lightweight peer-to-peer file sharing application based on Limewire, which uses the Gnutella network (currently the 3rd biggest). View full description

PROS

  • Clean and clear interface
  • Gnutella 3rd biggest P2P network
  • iTunes and iPod integration

CONS

  • Not as advanced as its peers

Very good
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Cabos is a stripped down lightweight peer-to-peer file sharing application based on Limewire, which uses the Gnutella network (currently the 3rd biggest).

Cabos' interface will be instantly recognizable to anyone who's used Limewire before - you have your networks, downloads and uploads easy accessible on the left sidebar, above which sits the search bar and your current searches. The retouched Cabos interfaced looks simple yet modern, certainly an improvement over the aging appearance of earlier versions.

The results window allows you to order them by file type, artist, album, bitrate and so on. This 0.8.2 Cabos release features a nice new filtering system, that as well as filtering file types allows you to filter by keyword within your results, and four slides to further filter by size, bitrate speed and number of sources. This makes trawling through the sometimes odd results found in P2P searches much easier.

The Gnutella network is big enough that most people will be able to find anything they want in it, and while it may not be the fastest way to download, it's fast enough. Limewire and the other big P2P programs are more advanced, but Cabos has the advantage of speed. Compared to most programs like this it loads much faster, and is less of a draw on your processor, so your other applications shouldn't grind to a halt. That it's totally free and features no adverts or requests to 'go pro' make it even more attractive.

Cabos is a highly recommendable lightweight P2P client.

Changes

  • Interface improvements
Cabos

Download

Cabos 0.8.2

— User reviews — about Cabos

  • adrian12308

    by adrian12308

    "Cabos "

    When I go into Cabos, I have a problem saying that java couldn't be loaded but i have the newest version of jav... More.

    reviewed on September 10, 2011

  • plavoie

    by plavoie

    "Cabos Rocks!"

    I've used Limewire, Napster and a couple of other P2P sharing programs and nothing comes close to Cabos. It's small in s... More.

    reviewed on March 29, 2011

  • luvmusic22

    by luvmusic22

    "Love It!"

    I have used Cabos for at least a year and the only problem I have had was that one or two songs didn't download all the ... More.

    reviewed on September 24, 2010

  • Uivos

    by Uivos

    "Cabos"

    Cabos is a p2p software based on limewire with better filters and more lightweight. Cabos is very easy to use, downl... More.

    reviewed on September 22, 2009