Alternatives to BitTorrent for all platforms with any license

  • µTorrent icon

    µTorrent

    µTorrent, or uTorrent, is a freeware, ad-supported, proprietary BitTorrent client owned and developed by BitTorrent, Inc.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android PortableApps.com Wine

  • Transmission icon

    Transmission

    Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku Xfce

  • Deluge icon

    Deluge

    Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses libtorrent (rasterbar) at its core and GTK for the main user interface along with web and console interfaces for advanced...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD libtorrent Python

  • Tixati icon

    Tixati

    Tixati is a peer-to-peer file sharing program that uses the popular BitTorrent protocol. This protocol allows many peers to form a cooperative swarm and download very large files with great efficiency. Tixati is one of the most...

    Free Personal Windows Linux

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    aria2

    aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility. The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE), and Metalink. aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Xfce

  • Vuze icon

    Vuze

    Vuze is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD Chrome

  • Miro icon

    Miro

    Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player. Through Miro, you can subscribe to any RSS feed, podcast, or video blog and explore hundreds of free channels...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/
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    RetroShare

    RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Tribler icon

    Tribler

    Tribler is an application that enables its users to find, enjoy and share content. With content we mean video, audio, pictures, and much more. Tribler has three goals in helping you, the user: find, consume and share content. We...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    FilePizza

    Open source application used to transfer file via WebRTC and WebTorrent. Open the website, select a file and get given a link to send to the recipient. For as long as the page is open users can download from the link provided via...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • KTorrent icon

    KTorrent

    KTorrent is a bittorrent application for KDE which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol. It enables you to run multiple torrents at the same time and comes with extended features to make it a full-featured...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Halite icon

    Halite

    Halite (named after the mineral) is a C++ BitTorrent client based on the excellent libtorrent library from Rasterbar Software. The program also relies heavily on the Boost libraries.

    Open Source Windows libtorrent

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    • Discontinued Last version was released on 19/12/2015, as of 2017 app is still stable and working.
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    PicoTorrent

    PicoTorrent is designed to be a tiny, easy-to-use BitTorrent client with low memory usage.

    Open Source Windows

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  • tTorrent icon

    tTorrent

    tTorrent is a torrent client for Android based devices. Features: - multiple torrent downloading, queuing - search for torrents - Wifi only mode, Wifi or WiMAX mode - able to limit Upload/Download speed - web browser...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • Free Torrent Download icon

    Free Torrent Download

    Find torrent files and download them to your PC in two steps with Free Torrent Download! This handy application is made to be fast, free and furious in order to save your time and efforts. Free Torrent Download is an easy-to-use...

    Free Windows

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    • Bundleware The installer may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
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    BitComet

    BitComet is a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download management software, which is powerful, and easy-to-use. It contains many advanced features that can accelerate your downloading up to 5 - 10 times faster, or even more.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Calypso icon

    Calypso

    Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Anomos

    Anomos is a pseudonymous, encrypted multi-peer-to-peer file distribution protocol. It is based on the peer/tracker concept of BitTorrent in combination with an onion routing anonymization layer, with the added benefit of end-to-end...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Main site has not seen updating since 2008 and SSL cert for it is expired.
  • OneSwarm icon

    OneSwarm

    Supports both bittorrent protocol and a friend-to-friend version of the same protocol which in most situations makes you anonymous.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The last code commit on GitHub was on May 25th, 2012.
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    LibreTorrent

    LibreTorrent is a Free as in Freedom torrent client for Android 4 and later, based on libtorrent. Download and share files directly on your device.

    Open Source Android

  • TotalD icon

    TotalD

    Download manager that supports torrents, direct download and online videos. It manages the download and upload of files from the bittorrent network, downloads files from websites by avoiding host sites inconveniences and it downloads...

    Freemium Windows

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  • BitLord icon

    BitLord

    BitLord is a BitTorrent client written in C++ for Microsoft Windows. Features include the below: Automatic optimization for different connections. Automatic optimization of uploads to achieve the maximum possible download...

    Free Mac Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Flush icon

    Flush

    Flush is a GTK-based BitTorrent client. You can use it to download files from the BitTorrent network. Features: * Controlling running instance by command line interface. * Running many instances with different configs from the...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9.12, released in January 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
  • NeoLoader icon

    NeoLoader

    NeoLoader is a download manager/filesharing client, designed to work across network borders. It can download files from various One Click Hosting sites as well as from BitTorrent and eMule/eDonkey2000. In addition to that Neo...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • libtorrent

    libtorrent is a feature complete C++ bittorrent implementation focusing on efficiency and scalability. It runs on embedded devices as well as desktops. It boasts a well documented library interface that is easy to use. It comes with a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

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  • CuteTorrent icon

    CuteTorrent

    CuteTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client with a simple, intuitive interface designed to quickly download and share torrent files. At the heart of it’s core resides the powerful libtorrent BitTorrent library.

    Open Source Windows

  • Patchy icon

    Patchy

    Patchy is an open-source bittorrent client for Windows. Its goal is to be useful and clean, with no ads and always open source. With all the important features you expect from a bittorrent client (and more), Patchy is a great way to...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer maintained. Last version, 1.2, released in April 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
  • MediaGet icon

    MediaGet

    Media Get is more than just a bittorrent client! huge movie database search in the torrent trackers play movies and music online media database Embedded multi-format media player. Watch movies and listen to...

    Free Mac Windows

    • Warning This software is suspected because there are a lot of IDENTICAL site about MediaGet: media-get.ru (good WOT reputation), mediaget.com (medium reputation) and media-get.com (bad reputation).
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    Downpour

    Downpour is a web-based BitTorrent client. It supports auto-downloading from RSS feeds and automatic importing and renaming of downloads into a media library, making it ideal for use on a home media server.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.1, released on April 2012, can be still downloaded from Github.
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    btpd

    The BitTorrent Protocol Daemon Btpd is a utility for sharing files over the BitTorrent network protocol. It runs in daemon mode, thus needing no controlling terminal or gui. Instead, the daemon is controlled by btcli, its command...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    ßTorrent

    ßTorrent is a fully-featured WebTorrent browser client written in Jade, CoffeeScript and Sass. Features * Informative GUI with easy sharing options * Downloading from an info hash or...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Xtorrent icon

    Xtorrent

    Xtorrent makes torrents super easy. Enter your keywords and Xtorrent instantly searches torrent sites all across the web. It's that simple. Results begin popping up immediately in a simple table view, ranked by quality. You can...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued Last update from 2011, see http://www.newsfirex.com/blog/?p=675
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    BitTornado

    BitTornado is a BitTorrent client by TheSHAD0W. It's based on original BitTorrent client by Bram Cohen. It is single torrent program, so you must open new window for every torrent. It does not have many advanced options that...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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BitTorrent Comments

Contains MALWARE

Negative Comment by rtrcsl
about BitTorrent 11 days ago

The Bittorrent installer also installs various malware to your computer. These are PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), such as Spigot and various extensions. It also alters some of your browsers settings. I immediately uninstalled this junk application and the PUPs that came with it. This will not stand. Stay clear of this application at all costs.

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aint have linux client as its told under title

Negative Comment by nikosefthias
about BitTorrent Mar 2016

aint have linux client as its told under title

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Great 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by usranme
about BitTorrent Jun 2015

It is great, gotta say it. Fast. I'd just implement the searching for torrents function that should be built-in, anyway i guess they have their reasons why they didn't.

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Used to be my main 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by impossible
about BitTorrent and Halite Aug 2013

I use to use this when it was simple and fast. It now has Ads and asks to many download this and that at installation. I tried vuze and it was okay but in the end Halite was really good.

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