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Torrent Clients

The world of peer-to-peer file exchange can enable those with Internet Service providers that limit access to certain sites and download services to receive content without having to experience those limitations. Torrent clients enable these users to receive this content by circumventing sites that their ISPs limit by working together with other users that have this content.

  1. 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).
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  2. 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 limits, and more.


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    • Online
    • Android
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    • Wine
    µTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client that includes standard features such as bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT. Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange.
  3. Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses .
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  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Stream movies / Stay Safe! Seedr is the awesome torrent downloader that can let you direct download and stream torrents anywhere fast. Pro accounts connectable as a network drive, Free accounts available with 1 download slot and uncapped speed.
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  7. PicoTorrent is a tiny BitTorrent client for Windows with low memory usage, high performance and a native user interface. No ads, carefully selected features, and a native user interface integrating seamlessly with your desktop.
  8. BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze . Features:
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  9. LibreTorrent is a Free as in Freedom torrent client for Android, based on libtorrent. Download and share files directly on your device.
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  10. 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 ncurses client.
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  11. BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol.
  12. Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. In addition to bittorrenting, Vuze allows users to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content.

    Bundleware

    Be careful during the installation: Forum

    Discontinued

    Vuze that hasn’t been updated since 2017.
    https://fossbytes.com/best-torrent-client-windows-free-torrent-downloaders/

  13. FrostWire is a free, open source P2P BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one. It's a fork of LimeWire .

    Bundleware

    As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60a309e91ba1039c3527053867e0e210ff2e18628a01acc264d82430e6436889/analysis/

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  14. 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.

    Warning

    Host's IP can be used as exit nodes: it means that if some other user downloads something illegal, you could be prosecuted because your IP appears! Even on Tribler official website, a Disclaimer states: "Do not put yourself in danger. Our anonymity is not yet mature. Tribler does not protect you against spooks and government agencies."