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Folx is described as 'free application that combines two functionalities - of download manager and torrent client for Mac' and is a download manager in the file sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Folx for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is qBittorrent, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Folx are Transmission, JDownloader, µTorrent and DownThemAll.

Folx alternatives are mainly Download Managers but may also be Torrent Clients or YouTube Downloaders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Folx.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac

Folx is a free application that combines two functionalities - of download manager and torrent client for Mac.

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  1. YTD allows you to download videos from Facebook, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Yahoo Video, and many others and convert them to other video formats.

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  2. 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).

    ⚫︎ 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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  3. Transmission icon

    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 Folx opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Transmission is a great alternative to Folx.
  4. JDownloader is a download manager, written in Java, which allows automatic download of groups of files from one-click hosting sites. JDownloader supports the use of premium accounts. Some parts, but not all, of JDownloader are open-source.

    ⚫︎ PortableJDownloader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Bundleware

    The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

    2019-03-11 on Mac
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    µTorrent

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    • 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightµTorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableµTorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think µTorrent is a great alternative to Folx.

    Folx also has the ability to download torrents. Although, uTorrent can only download torrents. Folx can also download files directly from a website.

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    DownThemAll

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Pale Moon
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    DownThemAll (or just dTa) is a powerful yet easy-to-use browser extension for Firefox, Chrome and Opera that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableDownThemAll is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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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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    Deluge

    • 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 .

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeluge can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableDeluge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.

    ⚫︎ PortableFree Download Manager can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads.

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