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Bits on Wheels is the first 100% Native BitTorrent client for the Mac. It is completely written in Objective-C and Cocoa. It is also the first client to show a realtime 3D view of your downloads.

Please visit the Forums for all your technical questions, suggestions, bug reports. Don't forget to check out the often-updated 'News' page too !

What's New

Version 1.0.6:


  • You can now click and rotate/move/zoom the 3D Swarm view ! Use the command/option/control keys while dragging to move/zoom/rotate the view.
  • new 3D Swarm representation : Vertical Race ! Peers start at the bottom and raise up as they complete a torrent.
  • new 3D tools palette lets you rotate and zoom the 3D view. 3D Options have been moved there.
  • IP more...


Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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mdamli Member IconComment+11

Worthless. Keeps crashing after 15 seconds.

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Version 1.0.6
Brildenlanch Member IconReview+11

Its a shame development of this client seems to have stalled. The 3D Seed/Leech view was badass. Personally, I switched to Transmission.

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Version 1.0.6
jdoe506 Member IconReview+34

Great torrent client, but it's outdated. If you liked Bits on Wheels, try Transmission.

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Version 1.0.6
AppleCrypt Mods Member IconReview+21
AppleCrypt Mods

great program and i forgot to rate it!
STILL looking forward to hearing about the dev of this app.. fingers are crossed :]

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Version 1.0.6
AppleCrypt Mods Member IconComment+21
AppleCrypt Mods

what's the status of this?
Shame to see this great app die! Be nice for continued dev and maybe UB..

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Version 1.0.6
Corpsecorps Member IconReview+761

I used to follow this closely but the project appears to be COMPLETELY DEAD as of late 2005. Even the forum went south, and this thing is still awfully feature shy and more flash than function.

For me this is still not all that stable and with no work being done, it isn't going to get better.

I'll stick to Azureus which although a bit bloated, gets the job of downloading done fast.

It has WRONGLY been said Azureus is somehow not free or has advertising!

Asureus 3.x with the VUSE GUI has advertising, but it's ALL still FREE and OPEN SOURCE.

Vuse (zudeo) content may have DRM, but the GUI can be turned off to leave Azureus working and behaving like 2.x versions and all code is still under the GPL and actively developed.


I was disturbed when VUSE showed up when i upgraded a few days ago.

I simply found the details in the WIKI, including how to turn Vuse off.

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Version 1.0.6
Jim Beam 13 Member IconComment-1
Jim Beam 13

This is great...
Been there.
This is, by far, the best torrent client.

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Version 1.0.6
Signore Rossi Member IconReview-2
Signore Rossi

By the way...
I forgot to place a rating...

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Version 1.0.6
Signore Rossi Member IconComment-2
Signore Rossi

Didn't crash for 3 or 4 nights (and days)! In my configuration it is stable as a rock! And it really works fine. With other clients I often see that u/l and d/l rates decrease (to zero) and only a restart of those programs helps. Tomato Torrent doesn't work with multi file downloads (a 100 files in one torrent) and Azureus is nothing more than a big advertisment show... :-( The only free bittorrent client that works really good for me is Bits on Wheels! I like the statistics and the file view in it!

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Version 1.0.6
piako Member IconComment+1

Crashes OS X if left on overnight. Reproducable.

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Version 1.0.6
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Downloads 77,822
Version Downloads 49,120
License Free
Date 19 Nov 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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