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  • qBittorrent icon

    qBittorrent

    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku

    • Open source alternative, actively maintain, and doesn't use your machine as a bitcoin miner InsaneFromEarthJun 2016 • 15 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 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free of adware, open source, fast, simple and very efficient. No doubt. The best. fosfatonitrosoJan 2017 • 6 agrees and 1 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
    • have maaaany problems with GUI, logic, etc. and they never will be fixed. devs just don't listen about it. but, we have no another choise. 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 • 4 days ago 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

    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 Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku Xfce

    • Built-in in many linux distro. Simple and excellent. It does not display any advertising. It has speed control and queue manager thallisphpOct 2016 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Elegant interface design, simple and efficient. DeviatedApr 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

    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 Windows Linux BSD libtorrent Python

    • It's free, doesn't have ads, works great, and it's gorgeous. Guest • Nov 2016 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I had issues both with uTorrent and qBittorrent. Deluge just works Guest • Dec 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is supported for Raspberry Pi, it is simple and good headphoneampFeb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Similar looks, functionality and speed. A breeze! Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    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...

    Free Personal Windows Linux

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

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

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Tiny, super fast, low memory, no ads, no bloat, no crap, actively developed. disfatedMay 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Very nice, simple and effective. Great for not demanding user and for backup torrent client solution headphoneampFeb 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    FilePizza

    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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    FrostWire

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet Kindle Fire

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

    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

You can hide the ads just by changing the settings

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

Follow this easy guide to remove the ads:

http://www.wikihow.com/remove-sponsored-ads-from-utorrent

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Why does this get such good reviews?

Comment by endolith
about µTorrent · Apr 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful

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).

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No more Bitcoin miner, but yearly subscription

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

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.

Source: http://www.ghacks.net/2016/02/13/utorrent-ad-free-comes-with-a-4-95-per-year-tag/

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Bloatware

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

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

I did the same thing.

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eh

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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Comment by TirOFlanc
about µTorrent · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

Simple, sobre et efficace, compatible avec T411 en version 2.2.1 build 25130 sur Windows.

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Just Curious

Comment by realnabarl
about µTorrent · Jul 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

A few years ago some sites give torrents and tell you to use utorrent to get best speed, I tried another bittorrent downloader but it can't download the stuff. So if this situation is still exist we should still use uTorrent, does it still exist?

Well I don't want to stuck on this problem, I just downloaded an portable version and removed the ads. Now the application is just like it was :)

[Edited by realnabarl, July 24]

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How to Remove Sponsored Ads from uTorrent

Comment by jharel
about µTorrent · Nov 2014 · Helpful Not helpful

This is how to remove ads from utorrent with user settings

http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Sponsored-Ads-from-uTorrent

You're welcome.

[Edited by jharel, November 08]

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µTorrent, Now with Ads!

Comment by Furgelnod
about µTorrent · Oct 2012 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Comment by pless84
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Comment by rimez
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Comment by ckiro
about µTorrent · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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