Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Most Popular Torrent Software in 2011

Although uTorrent and Vuze remain firm favourites amongst file-sharers there is a great selection of torrent clients available, all offering a different user experience.  The choice of which software to use is a personal one so it's always a great idea to keep searching and trying out the alternatives.  It only takes a few minutes to get started with a new client so what are you waiting for?  Have a look through the selection below and try something new!

uTorrent
uTorrent is the most Popular Torrent client and for very good reason.  It has all the functions that most file-sharers need and it only requires a tiny 1MB of space and memory.  With a good connection and set up, uTorrent will offer excellent download speeds and seeding performance with minimal impact on the rest of your computer.

http://www.utorrent.com/


Vuze
Vuze (previously Azureus) is a larger piece of software with a huge array of features.  You can play most media files within Vize, including HD videos and music.  Vuze has a 'web remote' feature so it can be controlled from any computer of mobile browser and has a drag and drop feature to play files across a huge range of devices (includes iPhone, iPod, iPad, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PSP and TiVo).  If you have only ever used the more basic features of a client, you need to try Vuze and see what you have been missing out on.

http://www.vuze.com/


Tixati
Toxati is a relatively new program and points towards the future of torrent clients.  Tixati is embracing the shift towards trackerless torrent swarming: magnet links, PEX and DHT swarming are all handled well in this client.  The throttling features and wide range of adjustments you can make are helping it to gain popularity and download speeds are easily as fast as uTorrent or Vuze.  The 'executive dashboard' display has a professional appearance and completes an impressive package.  Definately another great client to try.

http://www.tixati.com/


Deluge
Deluge is a popular torrent client with Linux and OS X users.  It has a clean-looking interface, just about any statistic you could possibly need on your uploads/downloads and like most torrent clients is free and built by dedicated enthusiasts who truly believe in file-sharing.

http://deluge-torrent.org/


Transmission BitTorrent
Transmission is hugely popular with Mac and Linux users, and it's not hard to see why.  It is an extremely lightweight program (the makers claim it uses the smallest memory footprint of any torrent client today), it is open source and has a nicely design user interface.  Mac fans, if your not using this - try it out:

http://www.transmissionbt.com/


BitComet
BitComet is a great product but it has lost many of it's users to both Vuze, uTorrent, Transmission and Tixati. For seasoned downloaders, BitComet can still hold it's own as a great client although it may not be as approachable for those new to torrents.  Also, some private torrent sites don't like the use of BitComet after claims that BitComet could report incorrect ratio information.

http://www.bitcomet.com/


You may also be interested in the new development named Project Chrysalis from BitTorrent Inc. or if you are stuck with an extremely slow connection BitMate could be the perfect solution.  This is just a sample of what is available but there are some really great programs here that you should try out.

Let me know what your favourite torrent sofware is and what you might try out next.

26 comments:

  1. Oh uTorrent... What would I do without you <3

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  2. uTorrent = My best friend! Now you can use a webui program for the droid to control your uTorrent remotely. So if I think of a something I want to download when I'm not home, I can start the download from wherever I am!

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  3. Doesn't surprise me at all. uTorrent is absolutely fantastic.

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  4. Utorrent has a reason why its the most popular, its easily the best.

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  5. I don't really see any reason to change my client

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  6. I personally use uTorrent

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  7. utorrent was the first I found out about so it pretty much became what I used. Might try out transmission though. Seems like it's worth it

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  8. I very much enjoy uTorrent. Thank you for compiling this list, it was very helpful in allowing me to see what other options there are, i think i'll stick with uTorrent still though.

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  9. Do you think torrents will stay for a while and are they the go-to download method, or will there be a better, faster software in the future?

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  10. Love your blog! Totally going to show my support and follow!

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  11. I like the demonoid/uTorrent combo.

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  12. I use jdownloader and utorrent

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  13. I thought azureus was the first :P i guess i was wrong
    The Nostalgia Corner.

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  14. I love uTorrent<3
    I was torrent illiterate for the longest time, but now I download everything.

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  15. Transmission for Mac is fully sufficient for my torrenting needs. It got a nice UI and still keeps out of the way.

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  16. I use utorrent and love it

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  17. Tried quite a few clients always go back to utorrent, haven't heard of Tixati, I'll give it a try, Thanks.

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  18. I've always used uTorrent, but I may check out some of these others

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  19. REPRESENTING UTORRENT! sorry, i get excited easily...

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