KTorrent Alternatives

    KTorrent is described as 'bittorrent application for KDE Plasma which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol' and is a popular app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to KTorrent for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is qBittorrent, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like KTorrent are Transmission (Free, Open Source), µTorrent (Freemium), Deluge (Free, Open Source) and Free Download Manager (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. 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/

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      Vuze provides the exact same functionality. Such as file and torrent priority and block-lists. And also allows plugins for extended functionality. It also has an in app search engine with repository add-ons.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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    2. 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.


    3. Nicotine+ is a graphical client for the Soulseek peer-to-peer file sharing network. Nicotine+ aims to be a pleasant, Free and Open Source (FOSS) alternative to the official Soulseek client, providing additional functionality while keeping current with the Soulseek protocol.
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    4. 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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    5. Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/

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    6. Shareaza is the most luxurious and sophisticated file sharing system you'll find. It can harness the power of up to four separate peer-to-peer networks, including EDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Shareaza's native network, Gnutella2.
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    7. 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."

    8. ßTorrent is a fully-featured WebTorrent browser client written in Jade, CoffeeScript and Sass.
    9. BitComet is a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client with support for modern BitTorrent features, long-term seeding, intelligent disk cache and video preview of downloaded files.

      Warning

      A lot of users on Reddit reported that BitComet tried to install multiple viruses and adware during the setup

      Bundleware

      The installer prompts you to change your default search provider and install a media player. After installation it opens a webpage with an ad for another software install.

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      • Windows
      • libtorrent
      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.

      Discontinued

      Last version was released on 19/12/2015, as of 2017 app is still stable and working.

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