There are many P2P clients, and most of them are free. So, prospering is not easy on so competitive market. Ares is software in active development, starting from 2005, as Open Source free utility. The latest revision 2.2.4 has been released in February 2013.
Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares decentralized network. As a member of the virtual community, you can search and download just about any file shared by other users. Latest versions support BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations. With Ares you can also join chat rooms or host your channel and meet new friends.
1. Fast multisource downloads. Ares automatically finds more sources and downloads files from many users at once. This can increase remarkably the speed of your downloads. Ares works behind firewalls and requires zero configuration.
2. Built-in audio/video player. You can preview files while their download is in progress and organize a playlist made of your favorites. Ares’ player supports Shoutcast internet radio.
3. Powerful library organizer. Your shared files are organized into categories in a library section. You can sort your files by type, category and easily change your share settings. An handy quick-search feature locates your files by typing a keyword.
4. Easy to use operations and interface. The key of the software operation is simplicity and convenience. To share your files, you just may place the folder, you are planning to distribute to the utility’s library, and all the files in the folder be accessible to the members.
5. File sharing chat rooms. You can host your chat room and join other available channels. Creating a chat channel has never been easier, now you can chat and meet new friends while you download files.
Developer website: http://aresgalaxy.sourceforge.net/index.htm
Direct download: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/aresgalaxy/aresgalaxy/AresRegular224_021013/aresregular224_installer.exe