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. Supports both bittorrent protocol and a friend-to-friend version of the same protocol which in most situations makes you anonymous.

      Discontinued

      The last code commit on GitHub was on May 25th, 2012.

    2. BitLord is a BitTorrent client written in C++ for Microsoft Windows. Features include the below: Automatic optimization for different connections. Automatic optimization of uploads to achieve the maximum possible download rate.

      Bundleware

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • elementary OS
      Download torrents in style with this speedy, minimalist torrent client for elementary OS.
    3. Find torrent files and download them to your PC in two steps with Free Torrent Download! This handy application is made to be fast, free and furious in order to save your time and efforts.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Wine
      BitSpirit is a very powerful and easy-to-use BitTorrent client that provides not only full BitTorrent protocol implementation but also many personalization features.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.6.0.550, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.



    4. Torrent Tornado is a BitTorrent client for Firefox and SeaMonkey that allows users to download Torrents directly from their browser without any additional software.

      Discontinued

      Unfortunately, WebExtensions does not have the functionality for the correct operation of this addon, so it will no longer work with the release of Firefox 57 in November 2017. The extension still works on XUL-based Firefox forks like Waterfox and Pale Moon

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Phone
      • Xbox
      Using this application you can download any torrents and magnet links and start viewing media content in the built-in media player without waiting for the download completion.
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    5. Patchy is an open-source bittorrent client for Windows. Its goal is to be useful and clean, with no ads and always open source. With all the important features you expect from a bittorrent client (and more), Patchy is a great way to get your torrents fast.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer maintained. Last version, 1.2, released in April 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    6. JSTorrent runs anywhere you have Chrome installed because it runs in pure JavaScript. Can be bought from the Chrome Web Store for a small fee or installed for free from their GitHub repo.
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    7. Folx is a free application that combines two functionalities - of download manager and torrent client for Mac.
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