Dec 3, 2012

My New Favorite Torrent Client

I've been a user of uTorrent for a long time. Every once in a while I might dabble in other programs like BitTorrent, or Transmission, but I usually always go back to uTorrent. Especially in Windows. Well I stumbled on one I have never heard of until now that I think I might like better.

The problem with the uTorrent and BitTorrent clients is that they are both ad supported now. As someone that earns money though advertising on the blog, I get it, but still I don't like the ads in my face any time I want to use the program. At least with my site you can use Adblocker or something (I'd appreciate if you don't though). With the ads being in the program, you can't do much about it.

That's why I think I will be using Deluge for the foreseeable future. I heard about it on Torrent Freak and decided to download it instead of uTorrent when rebuilding one of my computers recently. What's really great about Deluge is that it is a multi-platform client that works on Windows, Linux and Mac. Here is a list of features from their page:

  • Core/UI split allowing Deluge to run as a daemon
  • Connect remotely to the Deluge daemon
  • Web UI
  • Console UI
  • GTK+ UI
  • BitTorrent Protocol Encryption
  • Mainline DHT
  • Local Peer Discovery (aka LSD)
  • FAST protocol extension
  • µTorrent Peer Exchange
  • UPnP and NAT-PMP
  • Proxy support
  • Web seed
  • Private Torrents
  • Global and per-torrent speed limits
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler
  • Password protection
  • RSS (via Plugin)
  • Other  libtorrent features
  • And much more!

Here's a screen shot:

It just has a simple, clean interface and is easy to use. Even better is it has no ads on it!

Are you a uTorrent user? Are you looking for an alternative? If so you should give Deluge a try. If you do, let me know if you like it or not in the comments.

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