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The main goal of the Tomato Torrent project was to separate the BitTorrent code from the Mac code, so that either can be updated without having to modify the other. I got 80% of the download window's current functionality implemented within 3 days of starting the project. Then I decided to finish just a bit more, and the project just kept getting bigger and bigger.

Features include:

  • Built on BitTorrent 4.2.0
  • Remembers recent downloads and where you've saved them to, making resumes quick and easy
  • Shows detailed download statistics
  • Shows detailed information about torrent more...

What's New

Version 1.5.1:
  • Adds Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard support


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Poikkeus Member IconReview+281

I used Tomoto Torrent from its original release, and found it relatively easy to use, and efficient enough to manage torrents. Clearly, one of the veteran applications for the Mac.

That said, other torrent engines - like Transmission and uTorrent - have come to dominate thanks to their relative ease of use and simplicity. There's no reason to struggle with configuration because all the features are available within a few keystrokes. A growing community of torrent clients reject Tomoto Torrent because ratios are difficult to manage.

This is. altogether, a creditable Torrent engine. It's just that Transmission and uTorrent are faster and easier to use.

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Version 1.5.1
Corpsecorps Member IconComment+761

VASTLY overrated junk.

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Version 1.5.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

1.5.1 worked from the very beginning, unlike Transmission previously installed.
Tomato's basic use is straightforward. The additional features are not commented for non expert users to even understand them. There is a menu supposed to regulate the ratio of download/upload volume but it does not work.
Stopping and restarting is very simple and efficient.

Compared to rapidshare downloads, I find torrent horribly SLOW (typically 3k/s downloads with 2 peers and 3 seeds) and I almost systematically upload more than I download. It is getting even worse as the size of the downloaded file increases.
Am I missing a better tuning of the parameters?

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Version 1.5.1
Daijyoobi Member IconComment+1

Problem connecting to tracker -

is all I get whenever I try to download using tomato torrent. How do I fix this?

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Version 1.5.1
misha (developer)

The tracker is probably configured to reject Tomato Torrent. A lot of trackers only let approved clients access them. Try Transmission instead.

appl lvr Member IconComment+2
appl lvr

this client is the only one that does not crash my router! all the others ive tried have stopped internet service through my router, too traffic-heavy, i think. this is a great little program, very fast start and resume.

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Version 1.5.1
macbean1 Member IconComment-1

I can't remove this program from my iMac (running leopard) it says it is a disk and that it is running when it certainly is not in use. Please help, I want to remove it. I also cannot remove the icon from my dock. Help!

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Version 1.5.1

try to delete first the .plist file, then the other files (.app file and .dmg file), and finally to remove the icon from the dock.

johnsotm Member IconComment-1

I'm new to this whole torrent deal but everytime i try to download a new torrent it says there's a trouble connecting or it can't find a server or something to that extent. I've tried downloading from numerous people and all sorts of different files. I'm thinking that even though the FAQ says it's not my problem, it probably is.

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Version 1.5.1
daltonmc Member IconComment+0

When I am school on my breaks between classes I try to download, or resume my torrents and all I get is "Problem connecting to tracker - (54, 'Connection reset by peer') then the date, etc.

How do I fix this?



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Version 1.5
gslide06 Member IconComment+0

Just installed 1.5 version supporting OS X 10.3.9 and I had some trouble. Basically a movie or tv torrent downloads through Tomato with no issue and the length of the download is reflected.

Then when I try to play the avi through a Media Player(Quicktime) or burn it to DVD a black/blank screen appears. No images or volume. This also happened when I used the Azureus client.

Any help is tremendously appreciated!!

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Version 1.5

I uninstalled tomato torrent but the icon still appears whenever I download a new file. How do I get rid of that?

MacUpdate-Lon (developer)

Do a 'Get Info' command on any torrent, in the Get Info' window, change the 'Open with:" to whichever bittorrent app you prefer.


I did that but each time I download a new file, the tomato icon appears again. I clicked "change all" as well, but it's somehow set to the tomato icon..
please advice!

thank you!

starbark Member IconComment+2

i would start using this if the torrents are compiled in just one window rather than multiple small windows. :(

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Version 1.5b1
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 255,909
Version Downloads 120,459
Type Internet / FTP
License Free
Date 29 Oct 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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