Alternatives to Transmission 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

  • Deluge icon


    Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux libtorrent Python

  • 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

  • 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

  • rTorrent icon


    rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library. The client and library is written in C++ with emphasis on...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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

  • 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

  • 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

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NTorrent icon

    NTorrent Discontinued

    A graphical user interface client to rTorrent (a cli torrent client) written in java. nTorrent can administer a rtorrent process...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • LibreTorrent icon


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

    Open Source Android

  • 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

  • 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

  • aDownloader icon


    aDownloader is a native bit torrent (bittorrent/P2P) downloader for Android devices. You may search online torrent and or add torrent...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • 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

  • MediaGet icon

    MediaGet Warning

    Media Get is more than just a bittorrent client! huge movie database search in the torrent trackers play movies and...

    Free Mac Windows

Transmission Comments

Official version for Windows! 3 Helpful

Comment by Venom88
about Transmission and Transmission-Qt Win Mar 2016

An official version of Transmission for Windows (2.92) is finally available.
It is not on the project website yet, but in their GitHub page

[Edited by Venom88, October 16]


Transmission QT

Positive Comment by mattiasmagnusson
about Transmission and Transmission-Qt Win Jul 2015

Transmission is available for Windows using Transmission QT


Windows build

Negative Comment by Azazel
about Transmission and µTorrent Apr 2013

There is an unofficial Windows build (google it if you're interested), but it's very unstable at the time (version 2.77); the application crashes every second time after hitting the 'Open URL' button. Anyway Transmission still lacks some of utorrent's features, like torrent rating, auto shutdown and more detailed look on a torrent list. Other than that – the interface looks pretty sleek and I guess I would have played with it more if I had a more reliable option on Windows.


Disappointing proxy settings

Negative Comment by AbsenteeSurgeon
about Transmission May 2012

Transmission (in linux at least) uses system proxy settings instead of its own independent setting. I wish there was more flexibility here.


Transmission kind of sucks (bandwidth)

Negative Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Transmission and µTorrent Jan 2012

I recently tried out the (relatively new) uTorrent for Mac, and its automatic bandwidth management really blows me away. Transmission doesn't even offer a feature similar to this.

With uTorrent running in the background, my internet browser still loads webpages at full speed, because uTorrent automatically adjusts its bandwidth based on my network load. When I have Transmission running in the background, everything slows down to a crawl unless I turn on speed-limit mode to throttle my downloads. Since uTorrent throttles in realtime, it can still run at full speed when I'm not loading anything (for example, while I'm typing this post). I never realized how much I missed uTorrent on Windows until it finally came to Mac.


I like Transmission, you can use it in KDE too.

Positive Comment by ilgaar
about Transmission and KDE Jun 2011

I like Transmission, not only it is simple, light and a working application, but It is not just limited to Genome, you can use it in KDE too.


Very good as linux daemon - internal WebGui support, goof s ...

Comment by Romani
about Transmission Jun 2011

Very good as linux daemon - internal WebGui support, goof speed, No resource hogging. Gui, maybe, too simple, but OK


Transmission is much better than uTorrent for Mac.

Positive Comment by timstott
about Transmission and µTorrent Jun 2011

Much better than uTorrent for Mac.
Transmission offers more option and provides more information.


Transmission is the easiest torrent client on OS X.

Positive Comment by R_Kamidees
about Transmission and µTorrent Jun 2011

Transmission is one of the easiest and most lightweight torrent clients on OS X. The gui is intuitive and uncluttered, but the program has some in-depth features. It even offers a web UI like uTorrent. For Windows, uTorrent is still number one, but on Macs, Transmission is giving the title-holder a run for its money.