BearShare is a downloadable file sharing application that does not have a sign in page. Users are prompted by the application to sign up for an account during its installation process.
The application was first launched in 1999 to provide a free peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing application where users can share music, videos and pictures. According to BearShare, after entering an agreement with major U.S. record labels in 2004, BearShare became the only peer-to-peer file sharing application to offer paid music downloads. The application now combines paid content with free file sharing. This application is only compatible with Microsoft Windows.