Open Source µTorrent Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to µTorrent is qBittorrent, which is both free and Open Source. 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 (Free, Open Source), Deluge (Free, Open Source), WebTorrent (Free, Open Source) and aria2 (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 14, 2021
    1. 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.


      Host's IP can be used as exit nodes: it means that if some other user downloads something illegal, you could be prosecuted because your IP appears! Even on Tribler official website, a Disclaimer states: "Do not put yourself in danger. Our anonymity is not yet mature. Tribler does not protect you against spooks and government agencies."

      Some users think Tribler is a great alternative to µTorrent, some don't.
    2. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      KTorrent is a bittorrent application for KDE Plasma which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol.
      Most users think KTorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • libtorrent
      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.


      Last version was released on 19/12/2015, as of 2017 app is still stable and working.

      Halite vs µTorrent opinions
      Most users think Halite is a great alternative to µTorrent.
      Atoshi Libre piece of code, uses libtorrent as main engine, very light on resources, simple yet sufficiently verbose GUI, no installation needed.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    3. ßTorrent is a fully-featured WebTorrent browser client written in Jade, CoffeeScript and Sass.
    4. P2P Filesharing and BitTorrent client. Polished dev fork of Shareaza supporting Gnutella (LimeWire), G2 (Shareaza), eDonkey2000 (eMule), and more networks. Highly customizable, skinnable, and translatable with 30 languages.
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    5. Download LIII BitTorrent Client latest version : LIII is a BitTorrent Client with small resource footprint and incredibly easy to use.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Fragments is an easy to use BitTorrent client for the GNOME desktop environment. It is usable for receiving files using the BitTorrent protocol, which enables you to transmit huge files, like videos or installation images for Linux distributions.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Android Torrent Client. Open Source. GPLv3.
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    6. WireShare is a fork of the original LimeWire open source project. Features Ease of use. Just install, run, and search. Ability to search by artist, title, genre, or other meta-information.
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