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Open Source Deluge Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Deluge is qBittorrent. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Deluge and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Deluge are Transmission, WebTorrent, aria2 and RetroShare.

Deluge alternatives are mainly Torrent Clients but may also be Download Managers or Torrent Streaming Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Deluge.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • libtorrent
  • Python

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

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  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).

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeqBittorrent doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ LightweightqBittorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableqBittorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsqBittorrent can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    qBittorrent vs Deluge opinions
    Almost everyone thinks qBittorrent is a great alternative to Deluge.

    They're both up-to-date and BitTorrent clients that focus on being lightweight.

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    qBittorrent has speed graphics. On Deluge the plugin that would do this don't work. Not updated for more than 4 years.

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    Transmission

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Cloudron
    • Xfce

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightTransmission consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableTransmission can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceTransmission either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Transmission without registration.
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    Transmission vs Deluge opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Transmission is a great alternative to Deluge.

    This is default application in ubuntu and other debian based operating systems

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    WebTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • FLATHUB

    WebTorrent Desktop is able to instantly stream and play right away video and audio. You don't have to wait for it to finish downloading.

    ⚫︎ LightweightWebTorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    aria2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Xfce

    aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacearia2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Lightweightaria2 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freearia2 doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    RetroShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • OpenSSL
    • OpenPGP

    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 .

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedRetroShare is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedRetroShare is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionRetroShare has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    LibreTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightLibreTorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    PicoTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightPicoTorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortablePicoTorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze .

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeBiglyBT doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Motrix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Motrix is a full-featured download manager that supports downloading HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Magnet, Baidu Net Disk, etc.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMotrix supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightMotrix consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    rTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacerTorrent either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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