List of historical Gnutella clients

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Many projects have attempted to use the Gnutella network, since its introduction in early 2000. This list enumerates abandoned or discontinued projects.

List of discontinued clients[edit]

Name Platform Last Release License
CocoGnut RISC OS June 28, 2005 [1] Freeware
Gnotella Windows before March 2002 [2] Freeware
Mactella Macintosh December 7, 2001 [3] Freeware
MLDonkey Cross-platform July 27, 2007 [4] GNU GPL
Mutella Unix August 26, 2004 [5] GPL
Newtella Windows December 18, 2000 [6] Freeware
PEERanha Windows April 12, 2002 [7] Unknown
Qtella Unix-like May 27, 2004 [8] GNU GPL
SwapNut Windows Unknown Unknown
Swapper Windows Temporary due to litigation Proprietary
ToadNode Windows October 1, 2002 [9] Freeware
XoloX Windows April 21, 2003 [10] Proprietary
XNap Java July 14, 2004 [11] GNU GPL

List of former gnutella clients[edit]

Software that still work but dropped the GNUtella protocol.

Name Platform Last Release License
FrostWire (since version 5 uses only BitTorrents) Java 6 (2015-02-18) GNU GPL
MP3 Rocket (since 2011 is only a YouTube downloader) Java 7.3 (2015-03-02) GNU GPL
iMesh (since version 6 dropped GNUtella) Windows 2012 Proprietary

Additional information[edit]


Mutella version 0.3.9b remote control web gui showing search progress.

Mutella was a Gnutella client developed by Max Zaitsev and Gregory Block. It had two user interfaces, one for textmode use and another called remote control, which ran on an integrated web server and was used by a web browser. The first public version of Mutella was published on October 6, 2001.

The Mutella logo was changed into a squid somewhere around version 4.1. Before this change the logo used to be an Ouroboros. There was a blue and a black version of the ouroboros logo.


Slashdot reports that LimeWire and SwapNut used the same code. The website was


XoloX /ˈzlɒks/ was a Gnutella-based peer-to-peer file sharing application for Windows. It advertised having no spyware, adware, or hijackware. However, upon installation, it prompted the user to install programs suspected to be of that kind. Also, Microsoft Anti-Spyware detected adware programs when you started to install the program.

XoloX links[edit]

  • was the Official Website. Dead since June 2007.
  • Review: Xolox

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