Soulseek is a music sharing and file downloading software designed by one of the leaders of that project called Napster, now disappeared due to pressure from record companies and agencies of preserving copyright. Basically it is a program and a network on a central server, that not only enable the exchange of all types of music files between users, but also enables the sharing of other types of documents.
Undoubtedly, the main feature of Soulseek lies in the speed and accuracy with which you can find the file you are looking for, and this has much the type of network on which the program works, what distinguishes it from other content downloading software like the Torrent or venerable eMule.
Features of Soulseek
In this sense, Soulseek can offer a good advantage over the above programs, because while the ratio eMule download relates to the number of files shared, through the Soulseek network, you can connect to other computers and directly access folders that have enabled other users of the same, streamlining and making the whole process much faster. This means that practically you have direct access to the folders of other users.
With an average of 120,000 networked users, Soulseek is a network where you will find better results, at least in relation to the music albums. It is also very safe, since being a big deal by itself, it does not incorporate spyware or malware.
As mentioned, finding results with the program is simple and fast, and this affects the possibility for users to perform global searches across the network, in the group of friends or in a particular chat room, as we shall see below in this article.
Another very important feature of Soulseek is that it allows you to download entire folders instead of individual files and other similar programs. Also very interesting is the feature called “buddy list” function that allows the user to grant special privileges to download others what you want.
But undoubtedly the feature that takes all prizes is called “Wishlist” function that is able to search for the desired terms remaining active in the background, which means that detect when a user with the desired material is connected to the network without intervention from you.
The community behind Soulseek
Soulseek provides fundamental advantage in addition to its speed and convenience, the community that exists behind the program, both made by the developers as directed by users.
The first one has a network of services that includes website, blog and forum, all focused on providing technical assistance to the user, news and updates about the program.
As for the community made by the users, called User salons are one of the most important features, because in them you can find all kinds of relationship between them, obviously highlighting the theme song, although you can find rooms other topics unrelated to this issue.
Similarly to other programs, to start using Soulseek you must log in to the same, and then begin to perform a small procedure to configure options for the program as the location of the download folder and the folders that you will share with other users. Fortunately this is really easy to make and does not represent any problem.
Undoubtedly Soulseek is a great tool for sharing, especially for music lovers who are always in search of rare material, bootlegs or out of print editions.
You can download Soulseek for free by clicking on this link.