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Transmission

Transmission is a fast, easy, and free BitTorrent client.

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Avg rating of 3.3 (26)| 25 comments
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Transmission Features

  1.  LightweightTransmission consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  PortableTransmission can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  3.  Command line interfaceTransmission either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
  4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Transmission without registration.

Transmission information

  • Developed byTransmission Project
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.3 (26 ratings)
  • Alternatives69 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  8,137 Stars
  •  991 Forks
  •  549 Open Issues
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Our users have written 25 comments and reviews about Transmission, and it has gotten 1450 likes

Transmission was added to AlternativeTo by Stuck on and this page was last updated .

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alerque
  
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Very clean functional interface. The native UI options work great on different platforms, and having CLI and web access to the same setup is nice too. The core program is fast and reliable. The only downside is it does not support sequential downloading (although there is a patched edition out there that does).

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maelphi
  
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A simple and efficient client for bitorrent files sharing and downloading. The best simple bittorrent client for linux Platform, I discover it with Xubuntu 14.04 and go on it in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04.

As it has less fonctionality than utorrent for example, Transmission do the job, simply but efficiently. When you click on a bittorrent links in your browser, Transmission open automatically the associated torrent, it is very easy.

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Neoh
  
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The developers of this have had their software repeatedly hi-jacked by attackers who infect it with malware. After the first time, you think they would have taken the necessary requirements to prevent this happening again. They did not and of course were attacked again. As of now, all they have done is change web hosts. There are so many security improvements they could make to their systems, but they don't. They will not learn and will be infected again.

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alerque

There was a serious incident several years back yes, but it was fixed quite quickly and the root issue addressed. I have no affiliation with the project, just a user who was affected by the issue and watched carefully to see how it was handled to know whether it was safe to use. If you stick to distro packages and official distribution channels this should not be a problem. If you wander off into unofficial channels or "patched" versions floating around then you are on your own.

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yhnavein
  
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Small, clean and works well!

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ab1
  
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BitTorrent protocol is overrated for games, programs and anything with updates.

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ZeroNet_io
  
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Numerous issues/bugs and missing basic features. Issues submitted to the Github tracker before years. Too slow developers who does not care about submitted issues/features. This program is very basic, not for a power user. You need Transmission remote GUI which is much better, but it also has problems.

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micbusin
  
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I hate it. You have ZERO control. We have terabytes of storage, gigabytes of memory. Who cares with being lightweight IF that costs lost of control? It has very serious security issues. Last one happened at 2018: Flaw in Popular Transmission BitTorrent Client Lets Hackers Control Your PC Remotely

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Tags

  • File Sharing
  • Torrent Client
  • p2p-sharing
  • Torrent Download
  • remote-control

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Available in the official GitHub page: https://github.com/transmission/transmission/releases

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