Sometime back I had listed down the famous torrent clients in my old blog, thought of enhancing the list with latest additions. Without any blah blah, here is the list and brief description of Top 40 torrent clients for Windows/Linux/Mac.
1. μTorrent – Windows only. Known as both “u-torrent” or “micro torrent”, this is the most popular torrent tool today. uTorrent has all the functions a torrent downloader will ever need, and it only requires 2 MB of hard disk space. Memory hogging is bit of a problem but its overall performance is much better than other clients.
2. Azureus – Azureus is one of the more popular BitTorrent clients around. It offers a number of different plugins and add-on features that really set it apart from all others. Runs on all operating systems and supports numerous languages.
3. BitComet – Runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista. BitComet is an excellent and very popular client for downloading torrents, and comes with an embedded browser to make finding torrents easier. It supports simultaneous downloads, download queue, selected downloads in torrent package, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, ip-filter, etc.
4. BitTorrent Offical Client – BitTorrent is the name of a client application for the torrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution protocol. created by programmer Bram Cohen. BitTorrent is designed to widely distribute large amounts of data without incurring the corresponding consumption in server and bandwidth resources.
5. BitLord – A popular tool that has a built-in torrent search engine…you may never need to use a torrent search web site ever again with this product. BitLord is a powerful, clean, fast, and easy-to-use BitTorrent client.
6. BitTyrant – BitTyrant is a new, modified version of the popular Azureus BitTorrent client that is optimized for faster download performance by up to 70% over regular versions.
7. ABC – It features handling of multiple torrents, as well as a GUI to go along with it; It should run everywhere Python runs, but has only been tested on Win32 and Linux. It remains a popular choice amongst users.
8. Tomato Torrent – For Mac OS X users, Tomato Torrent delivers a more OSX-like feel than Bram´s client (which this is built on).
9. Transmission – Transmission is a free lightweight BitTorrent client which features a simple interface on top of a cross-platform back-end. It is free and open source software, mostly licensed under the MIT License. Transmission runs on Linux and other Unix-like systems (GTK+ interface), Mac OS X (Cocoa interface) and BeOS/ZETA (native interface). Transmission uses a smaller amount of system resources than many other BitTorrent clients
10. BitTornado – BitTornado is an improved BitTorrent client that was built on the original BitTorrent. It features an enhanced console/ncurses mode, lots of new features under the hood, and is generally one of the most advanced clients out there.
11. Shareaza – Shareaza Plus is developed to create the fastet Gnutella 1+2, eDonkey2k and BitTorrent client on the planet. It includes enhancements to significantly speed up the download.
12. XBTClient – XBT Client is a BitTorrent client written in C . It is designed to offer high performance while consuming little resources (CPU and RAM).
13. g3Torrent – G3 Torrent is written in Python and runs on Microsoft Windows.
14. Burst! – t uses a modified version of the original python client as the back-end, and replaces the front-end with a native Win32 application.
15. BitPump – BitPump is a Bittorrent client that provides download management as simple as normal downloads, via .torrent files. It is a sophisticated BitTorrent client that supports many of the important features needed to get the most out of torrent files.
16. Halite – Highly Lightweight and supports multiple downloads
17. Hydranode – Hydranode is a modular, plugin-driven and core/gui separated multinetwork peer-to-peer client, currently supporting eDonkey2000 and Bittorrent protocols. Runs on Windows and Linux.
18. TorrentFlux – PHP client for web based management of torrents, works on Ubuntu as well.
19. Acquisition – It’s got a hot design and the functionality is exceptional. When you use it to get files from regular p2p networks like Gnutella, the downloads just work, and the torrent functionality works just as if it were a regular download. You can simply open the torrent file from the File menu, or you can drag it, or you can open it from the finder, it’ll be added to the downloads window and it’ll just work.
20. Arctic Torrent – A minimal BitTorrent client. It won’t have all the pretty features that other Torrent apps have, but focuses on low memory
21. Bits On Wheels – Bits on Wheels is the first 100% Native BitTorrent client for the Macintosh. It is completely written in Objective-C and Cocoa.
22. Enhanced cTorrent – Enhanced CTorrent is a BitTorrent client for unix-like environments. High performance with minimal system resources and dependencies is its main USP.
23. Gnome BitTorrent – A GNOME “mime-sink” for BitTorrent files. It’s not meant to be an entire front- end, just a program that pops up when you “execute” the torrent files.
24. BitSpirit – the app uses very little PC resources, leading to quick, smooth transfers that occur without any annoying program restarts. The program is very easy to pick up and use and save for a major bug when utilising the UPNP, BitSpirit is smooth and effective.
25. FlashGet – FlashGet is specifically designed to address two of the biggest problems when downloading files: Speed and management of downloaded files.
26. BitBuddy – BitBuddy is a powerful, clean, fast, and easy-to-use bittorrent client. It supports simultaneous downloads, download queue, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, proxy, in futrue selected downloads in torrent package,port mapping, ip-filter, etc.
27. TorrentStorm – better avoid this, lots of down time.
28. BitTorrent Experimental – This is an unsupported, unofficial, and, most importantly, experimental build of the BitTorrent GUI for Windows from CVS with sliders for changing the maximum upload rate and maximum upload slots added, amongst various other patches and gimmicks.
29. FoxTorrent – Fox Torrent FoxTorrent is a Firefox extension that lets you stream torrents as they download.
30. MooPolice – Selectable downloads (from multi file torrents); Download queue priority, Windows only
Few other torrent clients are listed below –
31. KTorrent – Linux and Mac only
32. Opera – Web browsing suite with a built-in torrent client.
36. qBitTorrent – Linux and Mac only
37. QTorrent – Linux only
39. TurboTorrent – Windows only
40. rTorrent – For Linux and Mac
41. BT Queue
42. SharkTorrent – Windows, Linux and Mac
43. Anatomic P2P
44. Torrent Swapper
45. TorrentVolve Windows, Linux and Mac
46. Flash! Torrent
49. XTorrent – for Mac OSX only
52. Torrent Bubbles
54. Torrent Swapper
56. Tracker Checker – Tracker Checker is Windows only and requires the .NET 2.0 framework. It will regularly check the signup pages of the trackers you wish to join and notifies you when one of these is open to newcomers.
So, which torrent you use? What you think is the best? Which one has the best download speed? which is the lightest torrent client? Any other you would like to be added to this list?