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µTorrent Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to µTorrent for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative 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 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to µTorrent are Transmission, Deluge, Free Download Manager and WebTorrent.

µTorrent alternatives are mainly Torrent Clients but may also be Download Managers or Video Downloaders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of µTorrent.
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  1. qBittorrent icon

    qBittorrent

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    • Snapcraft
    • BSD
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    70 alternatives to 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).

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    1.  Ad-freeqBittorrent doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  LightweightqBittorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  PortableqBittorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsqBittorrent can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Almost everyone thinks qBittorrent is a great alternative to µTorrent.
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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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

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

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    Guest

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

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  2. Transmission icon

    Transmission

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    • Haiku
    • Cloudron
    • Xfce
    69 alternatives to 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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    1.  LightweightTransmission consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableTransmission can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceTransmission either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Transmission without registration.
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    Almost everyone thinks Transmission is a great alternative to µTorrent.
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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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    Guest

    no native windows client.

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    Guest

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

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    Guest

    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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    Deluge

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    • BSD
    • libtorrent
    • Python
    66 alternatives to 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...

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    1.  Ad-freeDeluge doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeluge can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableDeluge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Guest

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

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    Guest

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

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    Guest

    Yes It is very Good alternative

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    Guest

    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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    Guest

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

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    Guest

    Similar looks, functionality and speed. A breeze!

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  4. Free Download Manager icon

    Free Download Manager

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    120 alternatives to Free Download Manager 

    FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.

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    1.  PortableFree Download Manager can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Ad-freeFree Download Manager doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  LightweightFree Download Manager consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Danilo_Venom

    FDM has a BitTorrent plugin that allows you to download torrents

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    WebTorrent

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • FLATHUB
    • Safari
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    • Node.JS
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    52 alternatives to 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.

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    altersoft

    its just torrent streamer, not file downloader.

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    Guest

    Torrent streamer. Not a downloader.

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    aria2

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    • Xfce
    101 alternatives to aria2 

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

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfacearia2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Lightweightaria2 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Ad-freearia2 doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Guest

    lightweight, full featured

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    BiglyBT

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    63 alternatives to BiglyBT 

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

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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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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    BitTorrent

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    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    83 alternatives to 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.

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    Vuze

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    • Google Chrome
    69 alternatives to 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.

    Discontinued

    Vuze that hasn’t been updated since 2017.https://fossbytes.com/best-torrent-client-windows-free-torrent-downloaders/

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

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    58 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Command line interfacerTorrent either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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