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As we all know, Opera supports download of torrent files within the browser eliminating the need of external torrent clients. Same is not true with Firefox. Fortunately, we now have an extension which lets us download .torrent files within Firefox. FireTorrent integrates BitTorrent into the existing download manager of Firefox.

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Now, you can download torrents like any other files. Personally I would suggest uTorrent for people who download torrents often. But for those who use torrents sporadically, FireTorrent is the way to go. Since itโ€™s an alpha release, there are no options to configure yet. The official release, will however include adjustable download and upload limits and several other basic configurable settings. Completed downloads will be stored in the desktop folder, this can be changed in the beta release that will come out in a few weeks.

One thing to note is that it requires Firefox 3 and above to work. FireTorrent is invite only at the moment, but there is an easy way to get around that, for those who want to give it a try.

Note: From today onwards, I am starting a series on firefox which I will be posting on Fridays exclusively. This post is the first of the many interesting topics on Firefox which will be featured on Technically Personal!



Raju is the founder-editor of Technology Personalized. A proud geek and an Internet freak, who is also a social networking enthusiast. You can follow him on Facebook and on Twitter. Mail Raju PP. Follow rajupp


  • stratosg

    i agree for utorrent. but if you download once in a blue moon this might come in handy. btw good luck with the new ff series!

  • Raju

    Thanks mate :)

  • regfmcd

    I like all your post and thank you for sharing them. Now, I wanted to download the Fire Torrent extension. I am running Firefox 3.1.Beta 2 and it does not let me install this extension. It says that I must run Firefox 3 and higher.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Regine

  • Raju

    Thanks for visiting and letting us know the problem. i am not exactly sure what the problem is. It got installed properly on Firefox 3.0.4. Since your firefox version is in beta and the addon itself is in alpha, there might be some issues. Please try to downgrade your firefox to a stable version of 3.0.5 if you can or just wait for the beta release of FireTorrent, which should be coming next week.

  • steveyu85

    This one is a nice plugin for those who seldom download torrent. Save some space without needing to install bitorrent software.

    P.S. : Waiting for your next featured firefox add on.

  • p@r@noid

    Its actually good…but only side effect is the upload limit cap…

  • alain gasnier

    this addon is really a hot find & the auther one of the same editor works great and i think is more practical for an every day usage .
    in my firefox 3.07 it really accelerate my dowloads : 500Ko/s and that just in the firefox integrated download manager ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Raju

      That’s great to hear :)