rTorrent Alternatives

    rTorrent is described as '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' and is a popular app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to rTorrent 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 rTorrent are Transmission (Free, Open Source), µTorrent (Freemium), Deluge (Free, Open Source) and WebTorrent (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    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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      Most users think qBittorrent is a great alternative to rTorrent.
    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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      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.
      Some users think µTorrent is a great alternative to rTorrent, some don't.
    3. Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses .
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    4. 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.
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    5. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.
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    6. 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.
    7. 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.
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    8. 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...
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    9. 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.
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