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SmartDC, A DC++ (p2p) Client
Want to be able to connect to a file-sharing network using your Windows Mobile device? Why not try out XDA forum member April32‘s SmartDC application?
SmartDC is a peer to peer client for Windows Mobile that harnesses DC++, a free and open-source p2p file sharing client used for connecting to the Direct Connect network. DC++ is very popular due to the fact that it has no adware of any kind.
Features of SmartDC include:
- Simple download
- User list
- And more!
The current release of SmartDC is a Release Candidate, and April32 has requested that feature suggestions and improvements be posted in the application thread.
More information and where to download the free app is also provided in the thread.
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