aMule is a P2P application that connects to the Edonkey2000 servers. The most popular application for connecting to those networks that I knew about was Emule. Apparently, the developer of this one liked the name, too. Unlike Emule, aMule works in every major platform. So if you have Mac OS X or Linux you can download your illegal quota of music just fine. I was made aware that the Mac OS X version isn't working terribly well these days. I don't know if it has been like that for a long time but I was unable to even download the installation package from the original website (not a good sign). The graphical user interface is simple and much alike Emule's. There is the server tab, which you can use to connect to the servers and set your options, then you can search for files going to Search. Then, if you go to Transfers you can view the progress of your files. My honest opinion is that the functionality difference between Emule and Amule is not much. I would even dare to say that Emule works better. So, given the Emule's trajectory I would stick with it for the time being. The latest version of aMule is version 2.2.3. However, this review deals with version 2.2.
- Multi-platform project
- Doesn't work on all platforms like it should