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Transmission Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Transmission for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is qBittorrent, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Transmission and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Transmission are µTorrent, Deluge, WebTorrent and Free Download Manager.

Transmission alternatives are mainly Torrent Clients but may also be Download Managers or Torrent Streaming Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Transmission.
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  1. qBittorrent icon

    qBittorrent

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Snapcraft
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    70 alternatives to qBittorrent 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeqBittorrent doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  LightweightqBittorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  PortableqBittorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsqBittorrent can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    qBittorrent vs Transmission opinions
    Almost everyone thinks qBittorrent is a great alternative to Transmission.
    gutzsant

    Excellent for private trackers.

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    ZeroNet_io

    Possibly has all Transmission features and much more.

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  2. µTorrent icon

    µTorrent

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    • Wine
    63 alternatives to µTorrent 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightµTorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableµTorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    µTorrent vs Transmission opinions
    Some users think µTorrent is a great alternative to Transmission, some don't.
    jwassen

    Advertising. A lot of advertising. Clogged with unnecessary information interface. no longer a small installation size. And a constant reminder to purchase the paid version.

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  3. Deluge icon

    Deluge

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • libtorrent
    • Python
    66 alternatives to Deluge 

    Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses libtorrent (rasterbar) at its core and GTK for the main user interface along with web and console interfaces for advanced client/server...

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    1.  Ad-freeDeluge doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeluge can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableDeluge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Deluge vs Transmission opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Deluge is a great alternative to Transmission.
    StagnantPentagon

    You can connect to a remote Deluge daemon from a native client, which works great for a seedbox. There is a transmission-remote-gui project, but it’s not as great.

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    zahrun

    Great interface, complete, fast and efficient

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  4. WebTorrent icon

    WebTorrent

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • FLATHUB
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    52 alternatives to WebTorrent 

    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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    Free Download Manager

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • PortableApps.com
    120 alternatives to Free Download Manager 

    FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.

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    1.  PortableFree Download Manager can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Ad-freeFree Download Manager doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  LightweightFree Download Manager consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    aria2

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Xfce
    101 alternatives to aria2 

    aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility.

    aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to utilize your maximum download bandwidth. It supports downloading a file from HTTP(S)/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time, while.

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    1.  Command line interfacearia2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Lightweightaria2 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Ad-freearia2 doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Tixati

    • Windows
    • Linux
    53 alternatives to Tixati 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedTixati is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freeTixati doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableTixati can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Tixati vs Transmission opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Tixati is a great alternative to Transmission.
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    BiglyBT

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    63 alternatives to BiglyBT 

    BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze .

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    Motrix

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    35 alternatives to Motrix 

    Motrix is a full-featured download manager that supports downloading HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Magnet, Baidu Net Disk, etc.

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    1.  LightweightMotrix consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Dark ModeMotrix supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Ad-freeMotrix doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  PortableMotrix can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. Vuze icon

    Vuze

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • Google Chrome
    69 alternatives to Vuze 

    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.

    Discontinued

    Vuze that hasn’t been updated since 2017.https://fossbytes.com/best-torrent-client-windows-free-torrent-downloaders/

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    Almost everyone thinks Vuze is a great alternative to Transmission.
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