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Deluge

Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows.

  • Mac
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • libtorrent
  • Python
Avg rating of 3.2 (18)| 26 comments
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Deluge Features

  1.  Ad-freeDeluge doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeluge can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  3.  PortableDeluge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

Deluge information

  • Developed byDeluge Team
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.2 (18 ratings)
  • Alternatives66 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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Our users have written 26 comments and reviews about Deluge, and it has gotten 673 likes

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Anamon
  
Top positive comment ago
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After all the "traditional" clients like BitTorrent, µTorrent, and Vuze/Azureus have become so bloated and pretty much unusable, with horribly bad UX, over the past couple of years, it was finally time to get rid of my laziness and find a replacement. I have tried a few options, and quickly settled on Deluge and qBittorrent. There really isn't a bad word I can say about either.

Deluge is a very light-weight client with a well thought-out client and server separation. Which, however, you don't have to worry about if you're a regular user on a regular desktop computer. Just install and run, the daemon will be started in the background and the user interface will show up. Unless you switch to "thin client mode" and configure the server separately, it handles like any other, monolithic BitTorrent client.

And this principle works all throughout Deluge. Everything is really simple, easily understandable, in a clean and tidy user interface. If you need more powerful features, they're just a hop to the settings screen away. What's also nice is that many useful features which, however, not everybody will want to use, such as notifications or torrent labels/categories, are implemented as plug-ins that can be switched on and off at will.

I had Deluge set up on my Windows machine in no time, configured it to my liking within two minutes, and everything works as it's supposed to. It gives me a generally good impression, it seems like the people working on it know what they're doing, write quality code, and care about user needs. From the documentation and forums, they and the community also seem like a generally friendly bunch, and not an elitist club, which is always something that puts me off of some other open-source projects.

Important detail: Deluge is also a widely accepted client on private trackers, I haven't found any site that would disallow its use.

Deluge has quickly become my main BitTorrent client, and I can recommend it to anyone. Why Deluge over qBittorrent? Coincidence, really. I traditionally split my torrenting between two clients for different use cases. Deluge got assigned the task of main work horse, and I haven't regretted the decision. But you really can't go wrong with either of those two clients.

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armed10
  
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One of the oldest clients and completely free, no annoying ads or anything. Works fast, easy to set up.

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DL300
  
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I've used and advocated Deluge for over a decade. As time has gone on, the quality of the software has significantly dropped, with massive catastrophic errors all over the place due to poor QA.

Where everything used to "just work" together with minimal config, now Deluge is a mess of non-specific errors. This means that not only is the software unreliable & unstable, but it won't tell you what's wrong with it, making troubleshooting impossible.

I cannot recommend anyone start using this now, as many major features (such as connecting to a daemon with a thin client) are broken beyond use with no fix in sight and no way to troubleshoot. I myself am looking for a replacement now since I can't take the appalling dev failures in recent years any more.

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MorganGeek
  
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it's simple, maintained, runs on mac, without ads. however I cannot use it as Deluge seems unable to browse my files/folders... and fails with Operation not permitted on every attempt to load a file.

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ab1
  
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BitTorrent protocol is overrated for games, programs and anything with updates.

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barfant

This is not a review of the software in itself, but instead a criticism of bittorrent per se. As such, this does not belong as a comment on this software. Please take your meaningless gripes elsewhere.

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onenil
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it is 1 million times more customizeable than others; it has its limits and is sometimes a bit bogged-down, but for what you can do w/ it, it's the best.

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ugurozturk
  
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I dont like deluge in windows. Yet in raspberry 3 (linux based) is this best. The most important thing is, stable ! So my rewiew goes for linux based systems.

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  • Thin client
  • Torrent Client
  • torrent-create
  • Xfce
  • libtorrent

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