Xtorrent Alternatives for Windows

    Xtorrent is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows 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 Xtorrent and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Xtorrent are Transmission (Free, Open Source), µTorrent (Freemium), Free Download Manager (Free) and Tixati (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Sep 28, 2021

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

      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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    2. Miro (formerly Democracy Player) is a free and open source internet TV application, media library, and video player.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2013. Youtube intergration broken because of no updates since youtube API changed. See changelog: http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/Miro/

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    3. 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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    4. 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.

      Warning

      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."

    5. BitComet is a BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client with support for modern BitTorrent features, long-term seeding, intelligent disk cache and video preview of downloaded files.

      Warning

      A lot of users on Reddit reported that BitComet tried to install multiple viruses and adware during the setup

      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.



      • 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.

      Discontinued

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

    6. Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation instructions below.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Distribyted tries to make easier integrations with other applications among torrent files, presenting them as a standard filesystem. We aim to use some compressed file characteristics to avoid download it entirely, just the parts that we'll need.
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    7. CuteTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client with a simple, intuitive interface designed to quickly download and share torrent files. At the heart of its core resides the powerful libtorrent BitTorrent library.

      Discontinued

      Last version was released on 21/07/2016,still able to download. See https://cutetorrent.info/release-notes/

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    8. Supports both bittorrent protocol and a friend-to-friend version of the same protocol which in most situations makes you anonymous.

      Discontinued

      The last code commit on GitHub was on May 25th, 2012.

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