iTunes integration, Firewall to firewall transfers and One-click CD burning are its new features. But does the free version worth it?
The first thing that hits the eye in the free version of Morpheus are the adds – far too many. Not only it draws attention, but the application’s format has to suffer to – everything looks to crowded.
On the list of things to improve, the chat could use some kind of emoticons, as it has a poor design and no means to express emotions, other than simple text. Configuring options include Parental Control (with Block List), antivirus scan, Blocked Hosts and Proxy options.
Downloading is simple, just input a string to search, and the results will be sorted in categories: All, audio, video, image thus improving the search time. Performance is increased through the Multi-source download option and the integrated player looks like a good idea, still a video preview could have been better.
What’s new in Morpheus 5.1:
- New GUI â€“ Sleek and intuitive new user interface and design.
- Search and Library Browser – makes sifting and locating files quicker and easier by giving users the ability to intuitively search by keyword, file type, format, size, genre, artist, title or other metadata.
- Narrow Search â€“ get immediate narrowing of search results by keywords.
- Improved resources â€“ optimizes computerâ€™s performance by lowering CPU usage.
- Faster Transfers â€“ enhanced and more reliable downloads using UDP probing.
- Faster Connections – UDP host support improved for Gnutella and Neonet Network.
- Multi-user support for wXP â€“ recognizes more than one user for personalization of settings
- Playlist support â€“ create and modify playlists.
- Search Optimization â€“ one-click functionality.
- Parental Control â€“ provides three layers of protection for parents to control usage of the application.
- Multiple Skin support â€“ can switch between skins. Alternative skins and better skin support pending.
- More file information â€“ Rich HTML Tooltips and extensive file details and availability information.
Morpheus 220.127.116.119 can be downloaded here.