Piolet is a file sharing app that runs on the Manolito Peer 2 Peer Network and was developed by Pablo Soto. Piolet creates a virtual p2p community to enable the sharing of a large MP3s collection.
Piolet is a network dedicated EXCLUSIVELY TO MUSIC.
While the Piolet Network is OK for finding almost any individual track, it’s not so good when it comes to looking for albums. Either BitTorrent network or the eDonkey network are far more likely to meet your needs.
Searches use Piolet private p2p protocol, generating lots of good results within seconds. With respect to downloads, they are offered in a non-HTTP optimized mode.
Piolet’s main features (as posted by the publisher):
- Easy-to-use and user-friendly
- Totally decentralized.
- The fastest searches, the fastest downloads.
- Even faster than the World Wide Web.
- Scalability to give you access to unlimited amounts of free music
- Media Player, Hot List, Weblinks support
- Advanced Search, Multisource and Autoresumable downloads
- Chat, voice Chat, Playlist
- Improved & more customizable GUI.
- Brand new player, always visible.
- SHA-1 Hashing, (gnutella compatible).
- Much better weblink support.
- New playlist manager.
- Select multiple results for download.
- CPU and Memory usage controls.
- Protocol improvements on visibility.
- Global hotlist.
- Search for user.
- Bug fixes.
The company currently offers Piolet Plus for $19.95 – this version comes with a few extra features and the lack of advertisements.
It finds individual tracks (unless they are very rare) very quickly.
Searching for albums doesn’t pay off; it comes with adware.
It’s good for music but not something we would strongly recommend especially since you have to pay if you want not to be bothered by those ads.
Screenshots of Piolet:
You can download Piolet latest version (3.07) by clicking below: