Library - The library is used to keep all of the files you download from the network into one place and to organise them into specific categories. By doing this, you'll be able to find any piece of data you're looking for without having to scan through your hard drive trying to find it. Files are organised into the type of media they're stored as - split into audio, video, software and games. You can then organise each individual category and sort them by the name of the author or artist, the type (eg. for music, it could be rock, pop, jazz etc...) and many other pieces of information you have to choose from.
Media Player - If you're downloading music or movies, you'll be able to avoid using external pieces of software such as iTunes or Windows Media Player and simply play all of your media directly in this file sharing application. This is a fairly simple feature which allows you to change the volume, fast forward and reverse as well as all of the other basics you would expect. One of the more unique things about the media player is that you can actually preview files before the download has even completed. This makes it easier to work out if the download is what you genuinely want.
Internet Browser - Browsing the internet directly in the Ares Galaxy application is now possible with the addition of this feature. A lot of people aren't happy with using pieces of software like Opera, Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox because they clog up their systems, they want to be able to do everything they need all in one simple tool. This helps with this problem - all webpages can be browsed by simply entering the URL and browsing as the user would normally. It's an efficient system and is very lightweight, missing out a lot of the features that users would normally get. By doing this, the software is able to become much quicker though, better for the general public.
Chat - Another thing that users like to be able to do is to communicate with people on their computers, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular uses of gadgets and PCs. Programs such as Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and Skype are known to help with this, but as mentioned above they are just extra tools which need to be installed, some people have reasonably small hard drives and wish to have everything built into one. Ares has an IRC client integrated into the system, which allows users to join one of thousands of different chatrooms all full of people who want to talk. Private messaging is also supported for those who want to talk individually.
Magnet Links - On popular torrent websites such as The Pirate Bay, magnet links are starting to become the method of choice for distributing tracker information for torrents. They're much easier for portals to store, reducing the file storage required and making it easier for the end user to get what they want too. Full support for this is provided, so people are able to click on any magnet link to initiate a transfer, but this option isn't enabled by default. This is not done through the P2P network, it is instead transferred through BitTorrent which is also fully supported.
Internet Radio - Listening to the radio used to be very popular many years ago, but back then it was usually done through a separate piece of hardware and the reliability wasn't always good. It still is used today, but normally in the form of internet radio where the signals are transferred via the internet, making it more reliable and increasing the quality. This program has full support for the SHOUTcast protocol, a commonly used system for creating and managing radio stations online. You'll find tens of thousands of these available to listen to - you can either find a station on the internet yourself or browse the built-in directory which has been created exactly for this purpose.