µTorrent Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to µTorrent for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, Android Tablet and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 66 apps similar to µTorrent.

µTorrent is an ad-supported, proprietary BitTorrent client owned and developed by BitTorrent, Inc.. If your looking for more info about µTorrent like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 4/7/2018 12:34:00 PM

Alternatives to µTorrent for all platforms with any license

  • 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). qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

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    • Open source alternative, actively maintain, and doesn't use your machine as a Bitcoin miner. InsaneFromEarthJun 2016 • 19 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 • 9 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free of adware, open source, fast, simple and very efficient. No doubt. The best. fosfatonitrosoJan 2017 • 10 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is very fast and has a torrent search from within the application itself ahmad360Jan 2017 • 2 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
    • Absolutely better than µTorrent. Faster, lighter and more secure. gioce90Apr 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

    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, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

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    • 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

    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 facility. Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge's functionality is available in the form of plugins. Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and unobtrusive.

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    • 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

    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. Tixati is one of the most advanced and flexible BitTorrent clients available. And unlike many other clients, Tixati contains no spy-ware, no ads and no gimmicks.

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    • It has a lot of features, very high and accurate control of bandwidth and it doesn't have a single ad. headphoneampFeb 2017 • 4 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 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is simple to use, has a clean GUI and is open source fbioassisSep 2017 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Free Download Manager

    FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. In addition, Free Download Manager allows you to adjust traffic usage, organize downloads, control file priorities for torrents, efficiently download large files and resume broken downloads. FDM can boost all your downloads up to 10 times, process media files of various popular formats, drag&drop URLs right from a web browser as well as simultaneously download multiple files!

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    • FDM has a BitTorrent plugin that allows you to download torrents Danilo_VenomOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • aria2

    aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility. The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE), and Metalink. 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 the data downloaded from HTTP(S)/FTP is uploaded to the BitTorrent swarm.

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  • 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. It is the first torrent client built for the web. No browser plugins, extensions, or installation is required to use WebTorrent in your browser. Easy to use. On option is you can drop a torrent file or paste a magnet link in the box at the bottom of the app. Then enjoy instant playback. Alternatively you can drop a torrent file in it.

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    • its just torrent streamer, not file downloader. altersoftDec 2017 • 0 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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. Content is presented through channels and categories containing TV shows, music videos, movies, video games and others.

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    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • BitTorrent

    BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol. It is often nicknamed Mainline by developers denoting its official origins. Since version 6.0 the BitTorrent client has been a rebranded version of µTorrent. It's currently available for Microsoft Windows, Mac

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  • PicoTorrent

    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.

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • 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
  • Tribler

    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. We aim to show just how easy file-sharing can be. We now added anti-spam measures using channels. Search box with suggestions Anti-spam features Video-on-demand support Fully distributed

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • FilePizza

    Using WebRTC, FilePizza eliminates the initial upload step required by other web-based file sharing services. When senders initialize a transfer, they receive a "tempalink" they can distribute to recipients. Upon visiting this link, recipients' browsers connect directly to the sender’s browser and may begin downloading the selected file. Because data is never stored in an intermediary server, the transfer is fast, private, and secure.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • rTorrent

    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.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Linux BSD

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  • FrostWire

    FrostWire is a free, open source P2P BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one. It's a fork of LimeWire . Unlike other BitTorrent clients, FrostWire allows users to query both BitTorrent Search engines & Cloud sources from within the application (YouTube, SoundCloud and Archive.org), making it's user interface significantly easier to use, yet still offering a full set of downloading options for mid to advanced users.

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

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    • Bundleware As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60a309e91ba1039c3527053867e0e210ff2e18628a01acc264d82430e6436889/analysis/
  • Bitport.io

    Torrent safe, fast and from any device. Bitport.io downloads torrent files and keeps you anonymous at the same time. Torrents downloaded to your personal cloud can be streamed in your browser with subtitles or downloaded to your device. You can use Bitport on any platform including iOS, Mac, Android, and PC.

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    • It can download torrents to the secured cloud. It also protects your IP privacy. Guest • Feb 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Halite

    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.

    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
  • BiglyBT

    BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze . Features: Swarm merging across torrents that share the common files. BiglyBT detects similar files in multiple torrents automatically, and merges swarms to download files faster and, if possible, fix incomplete torrents. Rate limiting to limit rates globally, by download, by tag, peer-set (e.g.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Android BSD

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  • KTorrent

    KTorrent is a bittorrent application for KDE which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol. It enables you to run multiple torrents at the same time and comes with extended features to make it a full-featured client for BitTorrent. KTorrent offers advanced configuration options, plenty of features and a wealth of useful plugins, like the Search plugin which will allow you to search for torrents directly from within KTorrent.

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  • LibreTorrent

    LibreTorrent is a Free as in Freedom torrent client for Android 4 and later, based on libtorrent. Download and share files directly on your device. Implemented features: - DHT, PeX, encryption, LSD, UPnP, NAT-PMP, µTP - IP filtering (eMule dat and PeerGuardian) - Ability to fine tune (network settings, power management, battery control, UI settings, etc.

    Free Open Source Android

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  • Free Torrent Download

    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. Free Torrent Download is an easy-to-use, powerful and yet free program that includes all the functions a torrent downloader will ever need. Here are just some of them: - specially designed for fast and easy downloads which don't interfere with Skype, playing games, streaming videos, etc.

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  • FlashGet

    FlashGet is a leading download manager and has the highest amount of users on the internet. It uses MHT(Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation) technique, supports various protocols and has excellent document management features.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.7, released on November 8th, 2012, can be downloaded from the official website.
    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Shareaza

    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. Not only that, but Shareaza is completely FREE and won't show any annoying ads or pop-ups. It won't install any unwanted third party programs that can wreak havoc with your computer. No spyware, no registration, no "paid version".

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • BitComet

    BitComet is a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download management software, which is powerful, and easy-to-use. It contains many advanced features that can accelerate your downloading up to 5 - 10 times faster, or even more.

    Free Windows

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    • Bundleware The installer prompts you to change your default search provider and install a media player. After installation it opens a webpage with an ad for another software install.
  • CuteTorrent

    CuteTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client with a simple, intuitive interface designed to quickly download and share torrent files. At the heart of it’s core resides the powerful libtorrent BitTorrent library.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Hadouken

    Hadouken is an open source BitTorrent client for Windows. It runs as a Windows Service and has a built-in web interface. It is designed to run on servers, HTPCs, and can be controlled remotely with the web interface which is also responsive to let you use any device to control it. Push notifications are brought to you with 3rd party notifiers.

    Free Open Source Windows

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