BearShare Lite is a peer-to-peer file sharing program that allows users to download different kinds of files, such as videos, movies, audio files, image files, and documents. The program’s interface is intuitive, which makes it ideal to use for both novice and advanced computer users. The Search, Downloads, Uploads, Library, and Theater buttons are located at the upper portion of the main window. Users can directly search for files to download from the main window. The name of an artist or the title of a movie or song can be typed in on the field and all the search results will be displayed on the window. Results also have other information, such as the filename, file size, type, and number of seeders.
After clicking on the download button, the program will automatically download the file to the computer. Several files can be downloaded all at the same time and the progress can be seen under the Downloads portion of the window. After the file has been downloaded, users can preview the completed file with the built-in media player, which can be accessed by clicking on the Theater button at the top of the window. The program also offers users different options for tweaking the behavior of the program.