Alternatives to µTorrent for all platforms with any license




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  • qBittorrent icon


    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µTorrent . Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Haiku

    • Open source alternative, actively maintain, and doesn't use your machine as a Bitcoin miner. InsaneFromEarthJun 2016 • 18 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • qBittorrent is far better than uTorrent for the following reasons: 1) It's open source (more trustworthy - you can check the code that it's not reporting/data-mining what you're downloading; 2) Works on all platforms; 3) It's got all the same functionality, perhaps even more. No reason to stay with uTorrent and trust them blindly. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free of adware, open source, fast, simple and very efficient. No doubt. The best. fosfatonitrosoJan 2017 • 9 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is very fast and has a torrent search from within the application itself ahmad360Jan 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • qBittorrent is the way uTorrent used to be. It hasn't gotten bloated like uTorrent but still has a fair amount of advanced features that you'd want in a torrent program (i.e web interface, torrent feeds, etc). TastyWheatApr 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simply the best. Has everything you want in a ligtweight torrent client. hassantayyabJul 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • I have maaaany problems with GUI, logic, etc. and they will never be fixed. The devs just don't listen to it, but we have no another choice. TristisOrisAug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • No ads. No bloatware. No hidden bitcoin mining. No crash. OPEN SOURCE! alexandredarochacelestinoSep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • User friendly interface, fast, stable, a lots of options. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Simple. No ads, No trackers, It's free for ever AkinoSep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • it's ad-free, open source, has many options, and a clean interface Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It can do almost all the things µTorrent does and it's open source! Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Works pretty good, still thinks uTorrent is prettier UI wise but gets the job done. OlaDec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Much lighter, no ads/spyware, open source! kelzebubJan 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • qBittorrent: GPL, no adware and malware, Linux, BSD, and iOS versions, CLI, HTTP Web seeding, and tracker exchange. KorwinJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Transmission icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku Xfce

    • Transmission is an easy-to-use, open source torrent client. It's an excellent alternative to uTorrent because it is open source, which means you can have higher confidence in it not violating your privacy, e.g. through reporting what you're downloading. Transmission is as good an alternative as qBittorrent, but has a simpler interface. JohnFastmanNov 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Built-in in many linux distro. Simple and excellent. It does not display any advertising. It has speed control and queue manager thallisphpOct 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Elegant interface design, simple and efficient. DeviatedApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It's FOSS, which means that you can be more confident that it isn't tracking you. It's also easy to use, with a simple UI. Buster_BlueOct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • All Windows clients are awful, but this is well-ported from *nix. minerpro3Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Doesn't contain a virus and is easy to use. Guest • Jan 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Deluge icon


    Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses libtorrent (rasterbar) at its...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD libtorrent ... Python

    • I had issues both with uTorrent and qBittorrent. Deluge just works Guest • Dec 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free, doesn't have ads, works great, and it's gorgeous. Guest • Nov 2016 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Similar looks, functionality and speed. A breeze! Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is supported for Raspberry Pi, it is simple and good headphoneampFeb 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Tixati icon


    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...

    Free Personal Windows Linux

    • It has a lot of features, very high and accurate control of bandwidth and it doesn't have a single ad. headphoneampFeb 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best torrent client available, no crapware, no fuss. Full of features and nice on system resources. Guest • Mar 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is simple to use, has a clean GUI and is open source fbioassisSep 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • PicoTorrent icon


    PicoTorrent is designed to be a tiny, easy-to-use BitTorrent client with low memory usage.

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Very nice, simple and effective. Great for not demanding user and for backup torrent client solution headphoneampFeb 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Unlike uTorrent, PicoTorrent is a true lightweight torrent client with no ads or bloat. Kapp96Nov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tiny, super fast, low memory, no ads, no bloat, no crap, actively developed. disfatedMay 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • FrostWire icon


    Easy to use BitTorrent Client and YouTube Downloader in one, with built-in search and music library.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Kindle Fire

    • Bundleware As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation.
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  • rTorrent icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Linux BSD

  • FilePizza icon


    Open source application used to transfer file via WebRTC and WebTorrent. Open the website, select a file and get given a link to send to the recipient. For as long as...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • Halite icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Windows libtorrent

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    • Discontinued Last version was released on 19/12/2015, as of 2017 app is still stable and working.
    • Libre piece of code, uses libtorrent as main engine, very light on resources, simple yet sufficiently verbose GUI, no installation needed. AtoshiOct 2016 Disagree   Agree

µTorrent Comments

Why does this get such good reviews?

Comment by endolith
about µTorrent · Apr 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

The installer has a bunch of irrelevant crap in it like toolbars. Not what I wanted.

Because it used to be the best torrent software on the market. Now it's just like most of others bloatware, and it's riding on it's past reputation horse.

true; i highly suggest you qBittorrent or Deluge as replacement (personally, i'm using qBittorrent on windows and Transmission on ubuntu)

I tried qBittorrent but it started crashing at startup, and nothing would fix it, not even a complete uninstall/reinstall, so I am using Deluge.

what version were you using?

You might want giving transmission-qt a shot. It's not exactly reminiscent of microtorrent, but it's in fact micro, simple and intuitive. Quite refreshing.

oh i wasn't aware of this one, thx

I tested many and so far on Windows, Deluge with some GTK skins is the most featured and widely accepted on trackers and qBittorrent is very good too and lightweight.

Didn't really like Transmission-Qt. It struggles a lot with peers it seems and isn't as stable as the clients i mentioned (i encountered some weird bugs).


You can hide the ads just by changing the settings

Comment by kip0d
about µTorrent · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

Follow this easy guide to remove the ads:


No more Bitcoin miner, but yearly subscription

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about µTorrent · Feb 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

BitTorrent, after being in hot water ever since it offered a Bitcoin miner in uTorrent, promised that it would move away from the bundled software monetization model.
On February 12th it announced that uTorrent Ad-Free, an advertisement free version of the program, will cost $4.95 per year.




Comment by ServeByte
about µTorrent · Jun 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

If you're tired of the bloatware try Tixati. I'm never looking back.

I did the same thing.



Comment by CatCalendar
about µTorrent · Feb 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

all things considered, all the extra doodads they've been adding to recent releases haven't really bloated the program to an unusable state. it's still pretty functional and i wouldn't get too worried about the size of it unless it keeps going in this direction.

Comment by ThomasKri
about µTorrent and Deluge · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

uTorrent is going in the wrong direction. I'm on 2.0.4 still, although Deluge might replace it.

Comment by vanity
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

The Mac version is pretty recent, and IMHO sucks, so keep in mind that AlternativeTo does not split the "likes" counter by platform.


µTorrent, Now with Ads!

Comment by Furgelnod
about µTorrent · Oct 2012 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

As much as I have gotten used to ignoring requests to install browser toolbars and disabling superfluous addons the latest version of µTorrent which I installed five minutes ago has a non-disablable featured bar at the top containing links to sponsored torrents. This I and assumably others will detest and as such, once I find a alternative for windows and allow the active torrents to complete, I shall be removing µTorrent. It seems thanks to alternativeto Deluge will be my new torrent client, seems nice and has a web interface plugin, any other suggestions/experiences?

I switched to qBittorrent but i still have to keep µtorrent because some ratio cheaters lead to a ban of qBittorrent on one of my favorite trackers. It has most of the features µTorrent has plus some cool ones that you won't see in µtorrent. It is open source (no adds too).

I also used Deluge for an extended period but on Windows it's not as good as on Linux and Deluge is not ideal for long-term seeding as it tends to catch less peers than other clients when seeding. It's the most agressive for downloading though. It has the best label management i've seen so far with per label download folders/ratio rules/automatic deletions/Auto-label based on tracker adress. It uses more ram than many clients. With enough torrents, it will use more than 100 MB of ram and even more after hours of uninterrupted use. Of course, Vuze is still the worst in that area.

µTorrent sponsored torrents can be disabled by going to the "advanced" section in the options and setting the line "sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled" to "false".

[Edited by TDL, October 14]

Well finally i uninstalled µTorrent and kept Tixati for the only tracker that blacklists qBittorrent now.

[Edited by TDL, October 15]

I hate the browser toolbars it installs and it also sets the browser homepage =( I will try qBittorrent

Comment by pless84
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I would agree with many others that this is not a linux app! Only list it as such if it runs native

Comment by rimez
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Please remove the Linux compatibility. It only runs with WINE.

Comment by ckiro
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Can I use this program to download songs to my iPod? It says it's an alternative to LimeWire...

Comment by truls
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Should not be marked linux if it runs with Wine. Thats just wrong.

Comment by Mogelfar
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I would sort is as an Online-app because off the web interface. Added a comment about the "Online" platform tho.

Check the warning sign!

Comment by pablovarela
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Probably it's on online because it doesn't make any sense to usea P2P client while offline.