BitTorrent has become one of the important download formats in recent times. And why not, it provides faster download speed due to file sharing mechanism used.
Whether it is a song, software, games or movie, torrents are available for almost everything these days. Rather, I feel that there is a scarcity of HTTP download link if you search for a movie. Also, most of the BitTorrent clients are free, though every client is different in its own respect.
My favorite BitTorrent Clients to download torrent files:-
The first software that comes to my mind is µTorrent. It is light weight, but still feature filled. Some of the features include bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT. Additionally, µTorrent also supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange.
It is portable and also has a support for localization. So, you can resume your download from other machine of you carry the torrent file and the downloaded file to new machine. Working with µTorrent is pretty easy. Just select the file and “add torrent’ in µTorrent to start downloading the file. It gave tremendous torrent download speed, but I would rate it next after Thunder.
Thunder is a Chinese download manager and supports Torrent protocol. HeheHunter released its English version for the simplicity of the user. It is specially optimized to take full advantage of the characteristics of broadband Internet access. It also supports Direct downloads and eMule apart from torrents (p2p). Thunder uses multi-resource-based Hyper-Threading technology to download a file. While testing, I found that Thunder was the fastest of all.
Vuze, also known as Azureus stands out among others if the interface portion is considered. The new Vuze allows you to make subscriptions from your favorite sites. It also comes with integrated HD player. Initially, after installing Vuze, it checks your internet speed and then starts downloading. However, it`s RAM usage was more than other clients. Also, it`s download speed was found to be lesser than Thunder.
BitComet is a nice Torrent / HTTP / FTP downloader, which is fast torrent download speed and easy to use. The Bittorrent allows torrent share and usage of DHT (Allows BitTorrent download without any Tracker) network as well. With BitComet, you can view various media files while downloading. The software comes with a support of more than 50 languages .
Well, this is a new entrant in the category of BitTorrent downloader. It provides detailed bandwidth information and supports DHT, PEX and magnet links. While, testing, it`s download speed was found comparable to Thunder and µTorrent. Moreover, it`s RAM usage was also found out to be less compared to others.
Folx – Mac Torrent Downloader
Folx was developed by Eltima Software exactly to achieve high quality and fast downloading results when downloading from torrent trackers. This Mac Bit Torrent client is aimed to provide the most convenient way of downloading torrent files and creating torrents over Mac OSX. Folx doesn’t overload with unnecessary options and has a comprehensive Mac-style interface.
More information: Folx – Mac Torrent Downloader
BitTorrent OSX – Official BitTorrent Mac Client application
BitTorrent OSX is a light torrent application that allows Mac user quickly download high-quality digital content such as video, music, and games. This Mac Bittorrent client application is builded by the same team that invented BitTorrent.
Among the above mentioned BitTorrent clients, I prefer µTorrent and Thunder because they are best when it comes to speed, though they are not feature packed. What are your views on it? Do let us know. And, if you find any other better free BitTorrent clients, then do share with us.