+ Clean Install, No Bundled Software.
+ Windows and Mac Compatible.
+ "What's New?" Network Searches.
+ Cleaner, Updated Interface with Skins.
+ Proxy support.
Ease of use - just install, run, and search
Ability to search by artist, title, genre, or other metainformation
Elegant multiple search tabbed interface
"Swarm" downloads from multiple hosts help you get files faster
iTunes integration for Mac users
Unique "ultrapeer" technology reduces bandwidth requirements for most users
Browse host feature--even works through firewalls
Added Bitzi metadata lookup
International versions: Now available in many new languages.
Connects to the network using GWebCache, a distributed connection system
Automatic local network searches for lightning-fast downloads. If you're on a corporate or university network, download files from other users on the same network almost instantaneously!
Support for MAGNET links that allow you to click on web page links that access
NO BUNDLED SOFTWARE OF ANY KIND!
Better search results. Each search shows at least five times as many results as previously.
"What's New?" feature. Users can browse the network for the most recent content additions.
Search drill down results. Searches in LimeWire now immediately display the artists, albums and other information that fully describes files.
Faster connections on start up.
Users can now use web proxies to route their downloads to protect their identity.
A new search progress bar in each search tab that indicates the percentage of completion of a search.
Detection. When the Internet connection is down or a firewall is blocking access to the Internet, Lime Wire will inform the user.
Support for International searches and International groups. Users can now search in any language, and LimeWire ensures that a user will be connected to other users with their own language to aide international users to receive search results in their native language and to find content from sources that are close to home.
Improved downloads. By excluding the bad file sources, we rapidly make use of all the good sources for faster and more reliable downloads.
@ The 4.0 free version of Limewire doesn't have spyware anymore.