Nicotine+ is a graphical client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer network.
Nicotine+ aims to be a lightweight, pleasant, free and open source (FOSS) alternative to the official Soulseek client, while also providing a comprehensive set of features.
Nicotine+ is written in Python and uses GTK for its graphical user interface.
The current stable version of Nicotine+ is 3.3.0, released on February 1, 2024. See the release notes.
Downloads are available for:
If you feel like contributing to Nicotine+, there are several ways to get involved:
I was in a geeky mood and was browsing
I stumbled across this quote:
<etc> so tempting to release a product called ‘nicotine’ and wait for the patches.
<etc> then i would have a reason to only apply one patch a day. otherwise, i’m going against medical advise.
So I thought what the hell and bluntly stole etc’s idea.
Hyriand, former Nicotine maintainer, 2003
Nicotine+ does not collect any user data. Different policies may apply to the default Soulseek server, which is not operated by the Nicotine+ Team.
Soulseek is an unencrypted protocol not intended for secure communication.