uTorrent

uTorrent for Mac build 36417 1.8.6

Super lightweight torrent client for Mac


uTorrent for Mac is a lightweight and efficient BitTorrent client that allows you to connect to P2P networks. uTorrent for Windows has been a big success on PCs for years and uTorrent for Mac includes all the same features that made it such a success.
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PROS

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Very easy to use
  • Free with no hidden nag screens
  • Allows you full control over torrents

CONS

  • Search tool isn't much use
  • RSS downloader and torrent wizard not available
  • No way to add and remove torrent components once it has started

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uTorrent for Mac is a lightweight and efficient BitTorrent client that allows you to connect to P2P networks. uTorrent for Windows has been a big success on PCs for years and uTorrent for Mac includes all the same features that made it such a success.

Gives you full control of torrents

Everything in uTorrent for Mac is the same as you get in uTorrent 's Windows version including a detailed stats windows giving you details of your download which you can toggle on and off via the info symbol on the top right of the interface. You'll also find the search box which simply takes you to a Google search results page.

The preferences dialog offers the same controls as in Windows with options to limit the bandwidth uTorrent uses, network settings and BitTorrent settings. Most importantly, downloads in uTorrent for Mac are lightening quick (if you have plenty of seeds for your file) although of course, this will also depend on how fast your internet connection is. It takes little more than a few seconds for uTorrent to start finding seeds and get on with downloading your files.

Easy to get started

uTorrent is lightweight, extremely easy to use, very fast, requires no configuration and generally just makes downloading torrents very easy. If you have used the Windows version, the main difference you'll notice is that uTorrent for Mac is slightly stripped down compared to the Windows version.

For example, down the left hand side of uTorrent you have all the same menus that you have in Windows that allow you to select exactly what you see in the uTorrent window. You can choose to view only those downloads that have completed, those that are currently downloading, those that are active and finally those that are inactive. Of course, you can also choose to view all of these at the same time too.

However, along the top of the interface, some of the controls that you find in Windows have been removed such as the button for RSS downloads, the create your own torrent wizard button and a preferences button. Preferences can be accessed via the menu bar although there is no RSS downloader or create your own torrent wizard unfortunately.

Finally, the uTorrent website offers you several different skins to choose from, an extensive FAQ and a full guide to using uTorrent for beginners. There are few drawbacks to uTorrent but one problem is that there is no way to add or remove torrent components once they have started.

An excellent torrent client for Mac

If you've used uTorrent in Windows, you won't be disappointed by uTorrent for Mac. If you've never used it, then give it a go and you may never go back to your old torrent client again.

Changes

  • Fix: connection to private trackers
  • Fix: incorrect location of downloaded magnet torrents
  • Stability improvements

Light, limitless and elegant - efficient torrent downloading.

Lightweight

µTorrent is a little over 1 MB (smaller than a digital photo!). It installs ultra-fast and will never hog your valuable system resources.

Fast

Download your files as quickly and efficiently as possible without slowing down your other online activities.

Powerful

Want total control? uTorrent offers advanced settings such as automation, scripting, remote management and more.

Bundles

Direct access to a over 10,000 artists and 2,000,000 pieces of content. Download media directly from a variety of artists, bands, authors and filmmakers.

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uTorrent for Mac build 36417 1.8.6

— User reviews — about uTorrent

  • Ufomekaniker

    by Ufomekaniker

    "Instable "

    Easy to configure and use. Everything is automatic. But it is also very unstable. No crashed, but it stalls a few times ... More.

    reviewed on July 13, 2012

  • jamibib

    by jamibib

    "Bad toolbars"

    Extremely bad that 2 toolbars are installed when downloading Utorrent. Worse is, that they remain even after uninstallin... More.

    reviewed on September 17, 2011

  • dougradtech

    by dougradtech

    "Mr. Mac"

    Its great if you have 10.5 + If you don't you still can't get it. . More.

    reviewed on January 7, 2011

  • kangang

    by kangang

    "tuneup360"

    There is an easy way to handle your problem; maybe you can try the software "tuneup360". My friends an... More.

    reviewed on December 25, 2010

  • pao88tica

    by pao88tica

    "TORRENT"

    Depends on your internet speed on how fast you can download something, but is to me is a fast, easy way of downloading m... More.

    reviewed on July 22, 2010