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A cross-platform and open source modular live environment for GNU/Linux, Mac and Windows platforms

editor's review





LeechCraft is a cross-platform and open source piece of software that allows users to download files via the BitTorrent and P2P protocols, play audio files, automatically download, stream or playback podcasts, chat with their friends, read RSS and Atom news feeds, and much more.

Features dissected

Key features include a complex web browser based on the WebKit engine, an instant messaging client that supports many protocols, support for well known feed formats, as well as a collection-oriented multimedia player.

It also comes with a fast and easy-to-use BitTorrent/P2P file sharing client, a modular document viewer, a plugin architecture, an integrated userspace package manager, and comprehensive support for podcasts and broadcatching.

The built-in IM client is based on the Telepathy framework and supports a wide range of protocols, such as XMPP (Jabber), IRC, MRIM, Window Live Messenger, MSN, and VKontakte.

While the integrated RSS/Atom reader supports common feed formats, it includes GeoRSS for geographical locations, and MediaRSS for a rich media experience. On the other hand, the BitTorrent client is based on the libtorrent-rasterbar program and features various extensions.

In addition, the document viewer component supports PDF, PostScript, and DjVu files, the media player module features support for nearby events and recommended artists, and the plugin architecture supports plugins written in Python, JavaScript or QtScript.

Lastly, the program allows users to easily and quickly install extra themes, plugins and scripts through the integrated package manager.

Bottom line

We have to admit that LeechCraft is pretty much similar to the SeaMonkey program developed by Mozilla, the company behind the well known Firefox web browser, providing users with an all-in-one Internet suite.

It can be used for downloading torrents, chatting with friends, surfing the interwebs, listening to podcasts and favorite music artists, as well as for viewing various documents. Supported operating systems include GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

LeechCraft was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on April 7th, 2014
LeechCraft - LeechCraft features an integrated and full-featured web browsing, allowing you to surf the world wide web unconstrainedLeechCraft - LeechCraft features an integrated and full-featured IM client, supporting XMPP (Jabber), IRC, WLM/MSN, MRIM, Telepathy protocolsLeechCraft - Users will also be able to download files using the built-in BitTorrent client

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