Get FrostWire Plus 1.9.8 for Android! New Feature: Search Filtering Tools!

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Happy Thursday! Today we’re glad to announce FrostWire 1.9.8. for Android. This is one of our major releases of this year being that includes new features that will make your experience a lot better. If you want to download torrents or files in a more precise way you need to download this release!

First of all, FrostWire for Android now have search filtering tools. What is that? Search Filtering Tools allows you to get better search results. After you do a search you can filter it (by keyword, source, file extension,etc) in order to get more accurate results.

How to use Search Filtering Tools?

It’s easy!

  • Open FrostWire 1.9.8+ and do a search.

  • Then, click on the menu bottom on the right. You will see different options for filter results. For example, you can filter by a manually entered keyword, or an automatically detected prominent search source.

  • You can also filter by sources / channels, file extensions, or/and file names.

As you apply filters, the results in the background will be reduce to match all of the filters you’ve specified and less suggestions are automatically calculated.

By default the filters you apply are inclusive (+), if you touch an applied filter it will switch from inclusive (-), to exclusive (-), meaning it will check for results that do not have such keyword in its metadata.

More updates

On the other hand, we improved VPN detection and services. FrostWire will block bittorrent connection if you have a VPN and you are not using it. In this manner, your privacy will be protected! If you don’t have a VPN, we strongly recoomend you to install it!

If you love to have an app with a fresh and cool design you will be happy to see that we updated the user interface.

Finally, now you will have the option to see “Last Added” for each song on the music player.

Changelog

FrostWire 1.9.8 – JUL/25/2017
– More robust app startup
– New search filtering tools
– New jlibtorrent 1.2.0.11-RC2
– Improved VPN detection
– BitTorrent connection recovers when VPN service goes off and VPN protection off
– Library updates: kotlin 1.1.3, gms 11.0.2, MoPub 4.15
– UI-refresh: Transfer list items, drawable cleanup, My Music list items,
removed double divider in search result list item, added missing new line
to grid base
– Fixed memory leaks and runnaway threadpools causing out of memory errors
– Translations updated (Finnish, Greek, Danish, Czech, Italian, Arabic, French,
Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Croatian, Indonesian, Hebrew, Korean, Japanese,
Russian, Slovak, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian)
– ogury 2.1.11
– Music player ‘Last Added’ now shows album cover art for each song
– Fixes possible music player freezes
– YT search fixed
– Less ads

What is FrostWire?

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including support for the BitTorrent protocol and a full blown media player.

New FrostWire Plus (1.6.5) for Android released

Download FrostWire Plus 1.6.5 for Android now

This release makes FrostWire for Android compatible with the new Android 6 Marshmallow release. Now when FrostWire starts up for the first time, Android 6 users will be explicitely asked to let FrostWire have disk access to media files.
This is only asked once and this annoyance is there thanks to your friends at Google.
As a result FrostWire will no longer crash on startup on Android 6 devices.

Integration with search engines such as SoundCloud, TPB, BTJunkie, Torlock and TPB has been fixed.

A very annoying usability bug on which searches would appear never end has finally been fixed, we had users waiting for searches to end for over 12 hours!!! when all they had to do was click on other search result tabs to notice that the search had ended, but this was completely our fault.

Multiple rare crash fixes on the music player will continue to make the app more stable as we continue reach new lower records on daily crash reports.

Fixes a bug where FrostWire wouldn’t know how to open finished .apk files from the “Transfers” screen.

New .APK search result icon

Apk search results icon is now an Android head, many users would think the former gear icon represented “settings”, our bad. Thanks for the feedback.

Let’s grow the community!

There’s a new “Keep In Touch” dialog after the installation wizard, we’d like to grow our community, many people think FrostWire is dead, but we never left, thanks media.

New: Copy Magnet, Copy InfoHash

We’ve added a couple of advanced torrent actions for users that may want to know the infohash of a torrent, or who may want to share the magnet link of a torrent with a friend for sharing content.

New “Help” menu entry

Updated Spanish, Polish, Croatian translations.

New FrostWire 6.0.7 out, now with Preview while you download

Download FrostWire 6.0.7 for Windows
Download FrostWire 6.0.7 for MacOSX
Download FrostWire 6.0.7 for Linux

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One of the most requested features after Gnutella support was dropped over BitTorrent has been the ability to Preview the contents of a media file while it’s being downloaded. As of 6.0.7 FrostWire tries its best to collect download data to let you preview the file while it’s still being downloaded while not hurting the performance of the torrent’s swarm (sequenced piece fetching is done only for a very limited time or data amount depending on the download’s characteristics, once enough pieces are in for a preview the torrent resumes non-sequence downloading mode).

Download Previews are also available for most cloud (http) downloads.

Several search engine providers were fixed, including TPB and KAT, along with numerous upgrades and optimizations, including a refresh with the latest updates from the libtorrent project to make the torrent downloading experience the best out there.

Full Changelog
frostwire (6.0.7) stable; urgency=high
* New feature: Preview while you download.
* Memory and CPU savings when parsing search results on some search engines.
* BTJunkie fixed.
* TPB search fixed.
* KAT search fixed.
* Monova search fixed.
* Fixes bug where soundcloud, archive.org audio downloads would not be automatically
be scanned by iTunes.
* Croatian translation updates.
* Torrent creation and parsing now done using frostwire-jlibtorrent api. More
Azureus cleanups.
* Fixes run on startup issue on Windows. Thanks to @win32re.
* Upgraded java virtual machine to 1.8.0_40 with hundreds of fixes and upgrades.
* Upgraded H2 database engine.
* Upgraded frostwire-jlibtorrent to the latest code from libtorrent.
* UX-improvement: A repeated search will honor active search engines.

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Wed, 08 April 2015 22:24:00 -0500

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including BitTorrent support. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and FrostWire is only a BitTorrent client. Development of the program has been active since the program was first released in September 2004.

FrostWire 1.4.9 for Android

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CHANGELOG

FrostWire 1.4.9 – MARCH/03/2015
– New KAT search.
– Fixed BTJunkie search issues causing ANR crashes.
– Fixed Mininova search. Few results coming in due to low seed numbers.
– Removed Appia Search.
– Clean up: Removed Appia, RevMob, Google In-App purchasing libraries.
– Updated Croatian translation. Thanks @win32re.
– Refactors, cleanup, misc fixes.

Photo: Devyn Rose wearing the FrostWire Tee.

New FrostWire 6.0.5 for Desktop out, fixes YouTube search issues and a lot more.

Download FrostWire 6.0.5 now

frostwire (6.0.5) stable; urgency=high
  * Fixes out of memory crash and freeze when importing lots of songs from the FrostWire
    library to iTunes.
  * Removed Litecoin and Dogecoin from torrent creation dialog, Bitcoin and payment
    urls only. Litecoin and Dogecoin are pretty much dead compared to Bitcoin.
  * Remove Download and Data now enabled for http downloads too.
  * Fixes possible errors for SoundCloud downloads.
  * Updates on Hungarian and Romanian translations.
  * Fixes YT search issues.
  * New mplayer binaries with HTTPS support.
        
 -- FrostWire Team   Wed, 28 January 2015 14:18:12 -0500

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FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including BitTorrent support. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and FrostWire is only a BitTorrent client. Development of the program has been active since the program was first released in September 2004.

New FrostWire for Android, now with full featured Music Player

Get FrostWire for Android Now

After 4 years of fun and hard work we finally have a version of FrostWire for Android that starts to get close to our vision.

On this release we’ve finally put together a very stable BitTorrent and Cloud Downloader along with a FULL FEATURED music player for your phone/tablet.

What you see below is a graph that shows the number of reported crashes for the past 6 months, look at how it drops dramatically these last couple of weeks after the 1.4.x releases start to come out.

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Please keep those reviews coming.

Here are some screenshots of the new music player we’ve included:
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New “My Music” section on the main navigation menu.

Now you will be able to browse your music by Album, Artist, Songs, Genre and you will be able to organize your music in Android music Playlists, which should be available on other music player apps, so if you already had some playlists on your android you’ll be able to play them and manage them with FrostWire.

New FrostWire Music Player

Here’s a full list of the changes on FrostWire 1.4:


FrostWire 1.4.2 - DECEMBER/22/2014
- New: Music Player (forked out of Apollo Player).
- New: Playlist support.
- New: Browse music by Recent, Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres.
- New: Change cover art on Playlists, Songs.
- New: Shuffle All music.
- Torrent/Magnet caching improvements reduce the number of DHT
requests when searching, which makes search result parsing faster
in most cases.
- When sharing files from 3rd party apps with FrostWire, the file
shared will be displayed by FrostWire as available via Wi-Fi sharing.
If the file is a .torrent the torrent transfer will start.
- Not using wifi multicast lock for energy savings.
- 'Preferences' renamed to 'Settings'
- About activity moved out of navigation menu and into Settings screen.
- Audio files can now be set as ringtones from My Files > Audio.
- Settings screen rearrangement.


FrostWire 1.4.1 - DECEMBER/02/2014
- Updated jlibtorrent binaries.
- Resilience to file disk permission errors causing the app to
not start in some environments.
- Improved disk I/O when persisting states of torrent transfers.
- Refactors, Cleanups and other misc. bug fixes.
- Improved user experience on transfer list actions.
- Preferences screen won't automatically kick user to search screen
when BitTorrent connectivity changes.


FrostWire 1.4.0 - NOVEMBER/08/2014
- Replaced Vuze Bittorrent engine for frostwire-jlibtorrent,
a java wrapper to the native libtorrent BitTorrent library.
- Peak memory usage dropped 50% when searching.
- Peak memory usage dropped 16% when downloading torrents.
- Number of threads dropped 41% when searching.
- Number of threads dropped 60% when downloading torrents.
- Peak CPU usage dropped 66% when searching.
- Peak CPU usage dropped 44% when downloading torrents.
- Got rid of over 2,000 classes.
- New Shutdown feature, stops all services and activities,
FrostWire process ends gracefully.
- Upgraded Picasso library to 2.4.0.
- More responsive and stable torrent state handling experience.
- Torrent downloads start faster.
- Torrent downloads connect to more peers.
- Updated German translation.
- Updated Croatian translation.
- Updated Polish translation.
- Updated Spanish translation.
- Updated Russian translation.
- Gets rid of Transcommu.
- Project is now built using gradle script.
- Updated Preferences screen BitTorrent connection status button.
- Fixes severe startup crash on Samsung Galaxy Mini devices.
- Multiple bug fixes and crashes.

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Merry Xmas everybody!
Team FrostWire

FrostWire 6.0.1 changelog

ForstWire 6.0.1 is now Available at http://www.frostwire.com for Windows, Mac and Linux


frostwire (6.0.1) stable; urgency=high
* Fixes YouTube download Error.
* Updated splash screen.
* Misc. bugs.

TRANSLATIONS:
* Croatian translation updates. Thanks @win32re, @darthxjanus.
* Polish translation updates. Thanks @nalesnikld, @paulinka.
* Spanish translation updates.

-- FrostWire Team Mon, 17 November 2014 14:16:00 -0500

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including BitTorrent support. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and FrostWire is only a BitTorrent client. Development of the program has been active since the program was first released in September 2004.