Alternatives to Deluge for all platforms with any license

  • µTorrent icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android Wine

  • qBittorrent icon


    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD libtorrent Haiku ... Qt

  • Transmission icon


    Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku Xfce

  • Tixati icon


    Tixati is a peer-to-peer file sharing program that uses the popular BitTorrent protocol. This protocol allows many peers to form a...

    Free Personal Windows Linux

  • Vuze icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android Chrome

  • BitTorrent icon


    BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

  • RetroShare icon


    RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • FrostWire icon


    Easy to use BitTorrent Client and YouTube Downloader in one, with built-in search and music library.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

  • Tribler icon


    Tribler is an application that enables its users to find, enjoy and share content. With content we mean video, audio, pictures, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Halite icon


    Halite (named after the mineral) is a C++ BitTorrent client based on the excellent libtorrent library from Rasterbar Software. The...

    Open Source Windows libtorrent

  • KTorrent icon


    KTorrent is a bittorrent application for KDE which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol. It enables you to run...

    Open Source Linux

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  • FilePizza icon


    Open source application used to transfer file via WebRTC and WebTorrent. Open the website, select a file and get given a link to send...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • PicoTorrent icon


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

    Open Source Windows

  • Ares icon


    Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software...

    Open Source Windows

  • BitComet icon


    BitComet is a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download management software, which is powerful, and easy-to-use. It contains many advanced features...

    Free Personal Windows

  • OneSwarm icon

    OneSwarm Discontinued

    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

  • Anomos icon

    Anomos Discontinued

    Anomos is a pseudonymous, encrypted multi-peer-to-peer file distribution protocol. It is based on the peer/tracker concept of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Calypso icon

    Calypso Discontinued

    Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • BitLord icon

    BitLord Bundleware

    BitLord is a BitTorrent client written in C++ for Microsoft Windows. Features include the below: Automatic optimization for...

    Free Mac Windows

  • Free Torrent Download icon

    Free Torrent Download Bundleware

    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 Windows

  • TotalD icon


    Download manager that supports Torrents, Direct Download and online videos. It manages the download and upload of files from the...

    Freemium Windows

  • Patchy icon

    Patchy Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Windows

  • libtorrent

    libtorrent is a feature complete C++ bittorrent implementation focusing on efficiency and scalability. It runs on embedded devices as...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

  • Flush icon

    Flush Discontinued

    Flush is a GTK-based BitTorrent client. You can use it to download files from the BitTorrent network. Features: * Controlling...

    Open Source Linux

  • Downpour icon

    Downpour Discontinued

    Downpour is a web-based BitTorrent client. It supports auto-downloading from RSS feeds and automatic importing and renaming of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • NeoLoader icon


    NeoLoader is a download manager/filesharing client, designed to work across network borders. It can download files from various One...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Xtorrent icon

    Xtorrent Discontinued

    Xtorrent makes torrents super easy. Enter your keywords and Xtorrent instantly searches torrent sites all across the web. It's...

    Commercial Mac

  • CuteTorrent icon


    CuteTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client with a simple, intuitive interface designed to quickly download and share torrent...

    Open Source Windows

  • Torrent2exe icon

    Torrent2exe Warning

    Torrent2exe is a small BitTorrent client. Its basic idea is to let users download a custom-built EXE program with the torrent file...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

  • BitSpirit icon


    BitSpirit is a very powerful and easy-to-use BitTorrent client that provides not only full BitTorrent protocol implementation but also...

    Free Windows

  • BitTornado icon


    BitTornado is a BitTorrent client by TheSHAD0W. It's based on original BitTorrent client by Bram Cohen. It is single torrent...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Hadouken icon


    Hadouken is an open source BitTorrent client for Windows. It runs as a Windows Service and has a built-in web interface. It is...

    Open Source Windows

  • FinalTorrent icon


    FinalTorrent helps you Handle your .torrent files Easily find your downloads Get 1-click torrent downloads Quick...

    Free Windows

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Deluge Comments

This is my top torrent client 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by armed10
about Deluge Apr 2016

One of the oldest clients and completely free, no annoying ads or anything. Works fast, easy to set up.


laggy interface

Negative Comment by orangeutan
about Deluge Mar 2016

utorrent, qtorrent are way lighter and have more options for configuration.


Deluge for Linux, qBitTorrent for Windows.

Comment by Diego_ACT
about Deluge and qBittorrent Aug 2015

Deluge runs fine on Linux, but its GUI seems slow and bug in Windows because Deluge is written in Python. I recommend using qBitTorrent on Windows; it runs visible smoothly.


No way to mark incomplete downloads 1 Helpful

Comment by gyermolenko
about Deluge Apr 2015

There is no option to rename incomplete downloads as it e.g. in utorrent (.!ut).
Very inconvenient.


Intuitive FOSS BitTorrent client

Positive Comment by DerKapitaen
about Deluge Apr 2014

I consider Deluge one of the top three [graphical] clients, amongst Transmission and qBittorrent.

Worth a try; just be aware the Windows client is probably going to feel like it's chugging on virtually any machine, but the other two clients benefit from using qt in their Windows variants.

God rest µTorrent, and its tormented, ad-filled soul.



Negative Comment by jettto
about Deluge Oct 2012

Use to download at 2.2MB/s.... now im at 200Kb/s


One of the best cross-platform clients 1 Helpful

Comment by TDL
about Deluge and qBittorrent, µTorrent Feb 2012

Very good torrent client. Don't forget to download the GTK2 themes package if you're on Windows (gtk2-themes-2009-09-07-ash.exe) because the default look is really ugly (not suprising though).

Strong points :

  • Good community

  • Accepts plugins to extend possibilities (you can code your own plugin)

  • Able to add multiple torrents at the same time and apply the same options to every torrent.

  • Auto label torrents by tracker when you add them

  • Mass relocate folders and force recheck (useful if you have one folder per label and you want to force recheck all the torrents of said label)

  • save folders depending on labels like µTorrent "append the torrent label", but with custom speed limitation per label

Downsides :

  • Coded using Python and GTK+ so the UI is slower on Windows compared to qBittorent for example (Qt framework) although it's not dramatic at all, i've seen worse.

  • I have a superior tracker error rate compared to other clients. Sometimes these errors stop your seeding torrents. Only client to do that so far.

EDIT : nope, after investigation only one tracker is causing problems and i could see the same problems in µTorrent. Not all the torrent clients report errors like Deluge, that's why i thought i had more problems.

All in all, since µTorrent starts to be bloated with ads thanks to Bittorrent company and since the original Dev doesn't take part in the development anymore from what i read, i'll keep Deluge as my main client.

You can also go the qBittorrent way if you want a simpler client. It's very close to µTorrent in terms of features but keep in mind that some private trackers don't like qBittorrent (banned in some places).

27/08/2012 EDIT : qBittorrent is now whitelisted on every tracker as far as i know.

[Edited by TDL, August 27]


I have not had any speed issues, and the WebUI feature is f ...

Comment by Thann
about Deluge Jun 2011

I have not had any speed issues, and the WebUI feature is fully functional and totally gorgeous. Additionally there is a Chrome plugin that allows you to add a torrent in one click from another computer! (really handy if you have it running on a server)


It has a very slow interface because of PyGTK in Windows. I ...

Comment by klischee
about Deluge Jun 2011

It has a very slow interface because of PyGTK in Windows. I had some trouble with the daemon and web interface. I like qBittorrent more, it's also open source, uses qT, which is much faster on Windows.


A very good alternative in linux for uTorrent's users in Wi ...

Comment by Caronte
about Deluge Jun 2011

A very good alternative in linux for uTorrent's users in Windows