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. 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.
    2. 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/



    3. 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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    4. 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."

    5. ßTorrent is a fully-featured WebTorrent browser client written in Jade, CoffeeScript and Sass.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • 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.

    6. Download LIII BitTorrent Client latest version 0.1.0.10 : LIII is a BitTorrent Client with small resource footprint and incredibly easy to use.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Flud is a simple and beautiful BitTorrent client for Android. The power of BitTorrent protocol is now in the palm of your hands. Share files with ease from your phone/tablet. Download files directly to your phone/tablet.
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    7. WireShare is a fork of the original LimeWire open source project. Features Ease of use. Just install, run, and search. Ability to search by artist, title, genre, or other meta-information.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • OpenSolaris
      libtorrent is a feature complete C++ bittorrent implementation focusing on efficiency and scalability. It runs on embedded devices as well as desktops. It boasts a well documented library interface that is easy to use.
      libtorrent vs rTorrent opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      this is a lib not a client
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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