Choosing a torrent client can be a pain in the butt and a tad confusing, especially when you're using Linux or Mac. It's especially hard to get support when your downloads are slow or your "ports need forwarding". So sometimes it's nice to try something new when you are tired of your old Torrent app and are looking for something fresh. Personally, I am tired of BitTorrent and I decided to try some of these other clients and they are all pretty damn neat! List after the break...
5. Bit Comet
BitComet is a fast and easy-to-use BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP download client. It is P2P file-sharing freeware and one of the most popular P2P protocols designed for high-speed distribution. BitComet supports simultaneous downloads, DHT networks (trackerless), a download queue, selected downloads in the Torrent package, fast-resume, disk caching, speed limits, auto port mapping, proxies, and IP filtering.
Transmission is a Mac and Linux only torrent client that is not only one of the best torrent clients for Mac and Linux, but it is about the only one that anyone knows about. Its free (of course) and open source. It claims to use fewer resources than other clients and full encryption, DHT, and PEX support.
Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows. It uses libtorrent in it's backend and features multiple user-interfaces including: GTK+, web and console. It has been designed using the client server model with a daemon process that handles all the bittorrent activity.
uTorrent is probably one of the best Torrent clients ever, being super light weight, easy to use and really simple to install. It is frequently updated and is a standard for anyone who knows how to torrent. It has a huge community of users and great support everywhere, even on their own site.
Vuze is the Rolls Royce of torrent apps. It features full blown media integration, searching and playback of anything and everything. You can Find, Download, and Play HD videos on any PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP and TiVo. It is truly an all-in-one app, and is perfect for people who just want one app to rule them all.
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