Alternatives to µTorrent for all platforms with any license

  • qBittorrent icon

    qBittorrent

    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD). qBittorrent is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku

    • Open source alternative, actively maintain, and doesn't use your machine as a bitcoin miner InsaneFromEarthJun 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • qBittorrent is far better than uTorrent for the following reasons: 1) It's open source (more trustworthy - you can check the code that it's not reporting/data-mining what you're downloading; 2) Works on all platforms; 3) It's got all the same functionality, perhaps even more. No reason to stay with uTorrent and trust them blindly. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Free of adware, open source, fast, simple and very efficient. No doubt. The best. fosfatonitrosoJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is very fast and has a torrent search from within the application itself ahmad36014 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • qBittorrent: GPL, no adware and malware, Linux, BSD, and iOS versions, CLI, HTTP Web seeding, and tracker exchange. Korwin5 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • 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

    • Built-in in many linux distro. Simple and excellent. It does not display any advertising. It has speed control and queue manager thallisphpOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Transmission is an easy-to-use, open source torrent client. It's an excellent alternative to uTorrent because it is open source, which means you can have higher confidence in it not violating your privacy, e.g. through reporting what you're downloading. Transmission is as good an alternative as qBittorrent, but has a simpler interface. JohnFastmanNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't contain a virus and is easy to use. Guest • 2 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • 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

    • It's free, doesn´t have ads, works great and it's gorgeous. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • I had issues both with uTorrent and qBittorrent. Deluge just works Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Free Download Manager icon

    Free Download Manager

    FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. In addition, Free Download Manager allows you to adjust traffic usage, organize downloads, control file priorities for torrents...

    Free Mac Windows PortableApps.com

    • FDM has a BitTorrent plugin that allows you to download torrents Venom88Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

    • Best torrent client available, no crapware, no fuss. Full of features and nice on system resources. Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • aria2 icon

    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

  • 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

  • rTorrent icon

    rTorrent

    rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library. The client and library is written in C++ with emphasis on speed and efficiency, while delivering equivalent features to those found in GUI based clients in an...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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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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    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.
    • Libre piece of code, uses libtorrent as main engine, very light on resources, simple yet sufficiently verbose GUI, no installation needed. AtoshiOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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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    PicoTorrent

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

    Open Source Windows

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    • Tiny, super fast, low memory, no ads, no bloat, no crap, actively developed. disfatedMay 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • FlashGet icon

    FlashGet

    FlashGet is a download manager that uses the MHT technique and supports various protocols.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated and the website is no longer available. The last version, 3.7, released on November 8th, 2012, can be downloaded from FlashGet's archived site on Internet Archive
    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • 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/
  • BitComet icon

    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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    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

    • Option to edit trackers and download the file anywhere in external sd card too. apoorvaamanNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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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  • Anomos icon

    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.
  • 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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    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/
    • i think it is the best torrent client because it is fast and so easy osamafoxDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • LibreTorrent icon

    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

  • 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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    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
  • 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

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    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.
  • 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

  • Flud icon

    Flud

    Flud is a simple and beautiful BitTorrent client for Android. The power of BitTorrent protocol is now in the palm of your hands. Share files with ease from your phone/tablet. Download files directly to your phone/tablet. Features :...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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  • 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.
  • Nicotine+ icon

    Nicotine+

    SoulSeek is a p2p network/software, in particular geared towards finding music you may not find elsewhere, and finding about more music you may not know about! Nicotine is a SoulSeek client written in Python, based on the...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Torrentex icon

    Torrentex

    Torrentex is lightweight torrent client for Android for downloading content over bittorent protocol. It provides easy and fast torrent downloads anywhere with your mobile device without any limits. Features: - No speed limits -...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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    • Discontinued The company website is no longer available. Last version, 0.8.3, released in February 2014, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.
  • Folx icon

    Folx

    Folx is a free application that combines two functionalities - of download manager and torrent client for Mac. Folx makes downloading extremely easy: just open the page with the file to be downloaded, click the link in your browser...

    Freemium Mac

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µTorrent Comments

too many ads 2 Helpful

Negative Comment by chandrao
about µTorrent Dec 2016

it was once a good site.. but now has many ads, scams and stuff. avoid using it.

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You can hide the ads just by changing the settings 2 Helpful

Comment by kip0d
about µTorrent Aug 2016

Follow this easy guide to remove the ads:

http://www.wikihow.com/remove-sponsored-ads-from-utorrent

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no no 5 Helpful

Negative Comment by sebastiandowny
about µTorrent Apr 2016

it used to be a great app but now its horrible, way too many ads and they open automatically. I don't like it anymore

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Terrible 4 Helpful

Negative Comment by declanmarks
about µTorrent Apr 2016

uTorrent is terrible now. A few years ago it used to be a great application, but now it is bloated ads everywhere. I switched from uTorrent to Deluge because it was causing 100% CPU usage but have never gone back. I much prefer Deluge.

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Autoclicks its own ads 3 Helpful

Negative Comment by armed10
about µTorrent Apr 2016

I don't mind ad-supported, but I do mind getting dating/borderline pornographic ads. Even worse, it clicks on its own ads.

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FULL of spywares, avoid at all cost! 5 Helpful

Negative Comment by orangeutan
about µTorrent Mar 2016

slow, many holes and spams

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No more Bitcoin miner, but yearly subscription 1 Helpful

Comment by Venom88
about µTorrent Feb 2016

BitTorrent, after being in hot water ever since it offered a Bitcoin miner in uTorrent, promised that it would move away from the bundled software monetization model.
On February 12th it announced that uTorrent Ad-Free, an advertisement free version of the program, will cost $4.95 per year.

Source: http://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/13/utorrent-ad-free-comes-with-a-4-95-per-year-tag/

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All I've ever needed for years. never any problems. if you don't like the ads get the pro version -3 Helpful

Positive Comment by girlwiththenerdytattoo
about µTorrent Oct 2015

All I've ever needed for years. never any problems. if you don't like the ads get the pro version

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Just Curious

Comment by realnabarl
about µTorrent Jul 2015

A few years ago some sites give torrents and tell you to use utorrent to get best speed, I tried another bittorrent downloader but it can't download the stuff. So if this situation is still exist we should still use uTorrent, does it still exist?

Well I don't want to stuck on this problem, I just downloaded an portable version and removed the ads. Now the application is just like it was :)

[Edited by realnabarl, July 24]

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bloated with ads 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by lukasmuller
about µTorrent Jun 2015

was once the best torrent app, but nowadays it's just adware with the possibility to download torrents. stay away!
Mac users: Get Transmission now!

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Just Move On 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Satuim
about µTorrent May 2015

Crapware and now a Bitcoin Miner!
It maybe possible to remove both. But its honestly time to move on

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uTorrent installs crapware ... stay away! Closed source too

Negative Comment by hritcu
about µTorrent and qBittorrent, Deluge, Transmission Mar 2015

Installs crapware ... stay away!
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/03/06/1639244/utorrent-quietly-installs-cryptocurrency-miner
http://forum.utorrent.com/topic/87963-thanks-for-installing-conduit/

Better open source alternatives out there: Transmission, qBittorrent, Deluge

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Complementary bitcoin mining (at your expense!) 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by VitaminYes
about µTorrent Mar 2015

The ads were obnoxious, but this is just absurd and is my final straw with uTorrent

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How to Remove Sponsored Ads from uTorrent

Comment by jharel
about µTorrent Nov 2014

This is how to remove ads from utorrent with user settings

http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Sponsored-Ads-from-uTorrent

You're welcome.

[Edited by jharel, November 08]

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