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Open Source µTorrent Alternatives

The best open source alternative to µTorrent is qBittorrent. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to µTorrent and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to µTorrent are Transmission, Deluge, WebTorrent and PicoTorrent.

µTorrent 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 µTorrent.
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  1. 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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    InsaneFromEarth

    Open source alternative, actively maintain, and doesn't use your machine as a Bitcoin miner.

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    D33pSh33p

    qBittorrent is really good. Just a solid program. I tried a bunch a few years ago. There might've come new and better alternatives since then - but either way, qBittorrent is good and will serve you well.

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    It is a free and open source torrent client that has a built in search engine. unlike utorrent it has no ads and no spyware.

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    mece

    Almost every aspect is better than uTorrent. Exception: no tag drag&drop :(

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    Azazel

    better for large amounts of torrents: can use both tags and categories, also filter by the search field; open source; allows to rename any file or folder on any level; custom color themes

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    It is lighter but with the same features minus the ads.

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    free, open source, fast, private with NO malware or spyware.

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  2. Transmission icon

    Transmission

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Cloudron
    • Xfce

    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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    thallisphp

    Built-in in many linux distro. Simple and excellent. It does not display any advertising. It has speed control and queue manager

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    JohnFastman

    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.

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    no native windows client.

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    Fast, light and no ads. Why would u use something else? Works perfectly

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    best all-around for multiple os

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    minerpro3

    All Windows clients are awful, but this is well-ported from *nix.

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    Buster_Blue

    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.

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  3. Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses .

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    I had issues both with uTorrent and qBittorrent. Deluge just works

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    It's free, doesn't have ads, works great, and it's gorgeous.

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    Yes It is very Good alternative

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    Very lightweight and fast, reliable, similar interface and general user scenarios to µTorrent but ads/adware drama-free, transparent, true open-source.

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    peterbro

    cross platfom and perfect

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    It's simple, has no ads, is fast, and works good!

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    Similar looks, functionality and speed. A breeze!

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  4. WebTorrent icon

    WebTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • FLATHUB

    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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    altersoft

    its just torrent streamer, not file downloader.

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    Torrent streamer. Not a downloader.

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    PicoTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

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    Kapp96

    Unlike uTorrent, PicoTorrent is a true lightweight torrent client with no ads or bloat.

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    headphoneamp

    Very nice, simple and effective. Great for not demanding user and for backup torrent client solution

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    disfated

    Tiny, super fast, low memory, no ads, no bloat, no crap, actively developed.

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    Lacks the ability to actually create torrents, making it more of a downloader than a full-fledged client.

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

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    Most users think aria2 is a great alternative to µTorrent.

    lightweight, full featured

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    LibreTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    LibreTorrent is a Free as in Freedom torrent client for Android, based on libtorrent. Download and share files directly on your device.

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    Wladrote

    No doubt it's the best torrent client for Android.

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

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    Laggy, bad programming using operating system windows to search metadata for magnets, will kill your system when pasting too many magnets.

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    Wladrote

    Coz it's totally FOSS and there's a good Android vers. of it.

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    BiglyBT is a fork of Vuze with the same rich feature set, plugin support (i.e. webtorrent, decentralized chat, and even TOR), and no ad/malware. Being Java based makes it compatible with most platforms, but resource usage is still light, especially with tweaking.

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    rTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

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    Most users think rTorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
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    FrostWire

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire

    FrostWire is a free, open source P2P BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one. It's a fork of LimeWire .

    Warning

    On VirusTotal 26/66 AntiVirus flagged the installer as malicioushttps://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/75b209b3bb747037792b6c7a10a0a123fab23ed4ed17b937c240ddc45ff8f6ee/detection

    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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    FrostWire is an P2P software like eMule.

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