Compact BitTorrent free client with expansive capabilities
- Simple, easy to use interface
- Handy connection test for faster set-up
- Extensive torrent download information
- Small footprint on drive space and system resources
- No built-in player
- Limited search options
uTorrent is one of the most popular free BitTorrent clients out there for several reasons: it's fast, lightweight, easy to use and very efficient. It's also available for Android, Mac and it has a portable version.
Features of uTorrent
uTorrent includes everything you would expect from a complete, reliable torrent downloader: highly detailed stats, support for RSS feeds, automatic shutdown, download scheduler and more. There are a couple things that uTorrent is missing though: a full torrent search tool and a built-in player to preview your downloads.
uTorrent 3 lets you play media in streaming as you download, rate and comment torrent files, drag and drop files to share them, and disable the UDP tracker.
Ideal for all user levels
Since version 3 uTorrent has sported a totally redesigned interface: more usable, easier to use and a perfect match for uTorrent’s web interface.
Just like previous versions, uTorrent 3 is easy enough to use for everyone no matter what their level of computer expertise is, but it also includes dozens of configuration settings that will please the most tech-savvy users. Also, this new version includes several beginner-oriented guides to make sure everybody can make the most of it.
After a quick installation process (although there are quite a few prompts to install browser add-ons etc) and a handy built-in speed test to make the initial setting much easier, uTorrent is ready. The program takes up minimal hard drive and PC resources, which enables you to have a good amount of torrents downloading and still be able to use your computer without any lag.