BitTorrent
BitTorrent
7.4.3

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BitTorrent free download for Mac

BitTorrent7.4.3

09 May 2020

Official client of the BitTorrent file distribution network.

Overview

BitTorrent is a protocol for distributing files. It identifies content by URL and is designed to integrate seamlessly with the web. Its advantage over plain HTTP is that when multiple downloads of the same file happen concurrently, the downloaders upload to each other, making it possible for the file source to support very large numbers of downloaders with only a modest increase in its load.

Ultra-fast file delivery

Our technology breaks big files down into small pieces. The files are then downloaded, piece by piece, from one or many different sources. Since the files are broken down into tiny bites, you use less bandwidth. Which means your downloads move a lot faster.

Free, unlimited downloading

With BitTorrent, there are no limits to the number of files you can download, or the amount of data you can move.

Built-in bandwidth booster

BitTorrent auto-adjusts bandwidth usage, based on your network and Internet connection, to ensure fast file delivery. Your downloads run in the background. Which means they’ll never slow down video chats or game play.

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Version 7.4.3 (45549):
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214 Reviews of BitTorrent

Derekcurrie
16 July 2019
Version: 7.4.3

Most helpful

NO, this is not the torrent client app you're looking for! This is rebranded µTorrent which you do NOT want. Please look elsewhere.

I personally use the latest version of Transmission along with an up-to-date blocking list. If you like bells and whistles, aka Geek Meter in the RED, you want BiglyBT. Again, a blocking list is suggested. Both of these apps are Open Source.

HISTORY TIME for NEWBIES:

"BitTorrent" (BT) is the name of a file sharing protocol. It is also the name of the original, very first BT client, created by Bram Cohen in 2001. The BitTorrent company was formed in 2004. Versions 1 - 4 of their software were Open Source via various licenses. Azureus and its descendents are based on this code. As of version 5 in 2006, BitTorrent came under the scrutiny of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) due to copyright infringement by BitTorrent users. As a result, BitTorrent was forced to 'play nice' with the media industry or face lawsuits. As of version 6, BitTorrent became proprietary software. The cryptocurrency TRON Foundation bought the BitTorrent company in 2018, at which point creator Bram Cohen left the company. BitTorrent is currently considered ADWARE and should be avoided. <-

Meanwhile, in 2004 the Open Source Azureus project was started and continued on via Vuze. In 2010, Vuze was purchased by Spigot, became proprietary, was parallel named µTorrent, is now considered ADWARE and should be avoided. <-

In 2005 the Transmission Open Source project was started and continues on as such today. It is considered the most simple to setup and use reliably.

The BiglyBT Open Source project began in 2017 in response to the Vuze situation. It is considered the descendent and revival of the Azureus/Vuze project. As such, it provides considerably more options than Transmission.

The BitTorrent protocol has a steep initial learning curve, but is well worth the effort. Keep in mind that BT sharing remains under scrutiny by the media industry. Also note that BitTorrented WAREZ software is now infamous for being infected with malware. As such, never use WAREZ, or at least first scan such software with a high quality and up-to-date anti-malware app before using it. Please take this warning seriously.

Thus ends today's lesson. Head over to Wikipedia for excellent introductions to all these topics and applications, with the exception of BiglyBT, which apparently hasn't yet hit Wikipedia's radar. You can read about BIglyBT here at MU as well as at the URL provided below by Barry5p. Be extra careful out there! And again, an up-to-date blocking list is recommended. Please DIY finding and using a suitable blocking list for your chosen BT protocol application.
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Derekcurrie
16 July 2019
Version: 7.4.3
NO, this is not the torrent client app you're looking for! This is rebranded µTorrent which you do NOT want. Please look elsewhere.

I personally use the latest version of Transmission along with an up-to-date blocking list. If you like bells and whistles, aka Geek Meter in the RED, you want BiglyBT. Again, a blocking list is suggested. Both of these apps are Open Source.

HISTORY TIME for NEWBIES:

"BitTorrent" (BT) is the name of a file sharing protocol. It is also the name of the original, very first BT client, created by Bram Cohen in 2001. The BitTorrent company was formed in 2004. Versions 1 - 4 of their software were Open Source via various licenses. Azureus and its descendents are based on this code. As of version 5 in 2006, BitTorrent came under the scrutiny of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) due to copyright infringement by BitTorrent users. As a result, BitTorrent was forced to 'play nice' with the media industry or face lawsuits. As of version 6, BitTorrent became proprietary software. The cryptocurrency TRON Foundation bought the BitTorrent company in 2018, at which point creator Bram Cohen left the company. BitTorrent is currently considered ADWARE and should be avoided. <-

Meanwhile, in 2004 the Open Source Azureus project was started and continued on via Vuze. In 2010, Vuze was purchased by Spigot, became proprietary, was parallel named µTorrent, is now considered ADWARE and should be avoided. <-

In 2005 the Transmission Open Source project was started and continues on as such today. It is considered the most simple to setup and use reliably.

The BiglyBT Open Source project began in 2017 in response to the Vuze situation. It is considered the descendent and revival of the Azureus/Vuze project. As such, it provides considerably more options than Transmission.

The BitTorrent protocol has a steep initial learning curve, but is well worth the effort. Keep in mind that BT sharing remains under scrutiny by the media industry. Also note that BitTorrented WAREZ software is now infamous for being infected with malware. As such, never use WAREZ, or at least first scan such software with a high quality and up-to-date anti-malware app before using it. Please take this warning seriously.

Thus ends today's lesson. Head over to Wikipedia for excellent introductions to all these topics and applications, with the exception of BiglyBT, which apparently hasn't yet hit Wikipedia's radar. You can read about BIglyBT here at MU as well as at the URL provided below by Barry5p. Be extra careful out there! And again, an up-to-date blocking list is recommended. Please DIY finding and using a suitable blocking list for your chosen BT protocol application.
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Seedy
16 October 2016
Version: 7.4.3
MacUpdate, if it has any conscience left, should remove links to download this and uTorrent immediately.
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0.5
Seedy
16 October 2016
Version: 7.4.3
Worthless crap. If you run Little Snitch while it tries to start it asks for an endless amount of connections. Also tries to install Yahoo adware, this is how much further Yahoo has fallen. uTorrent is the same thing. Transmission FTW but for how long yet?
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0.5
tom-nnsw
13 November 2015
Version: 7.4.3
This software installs spyware and adware. Thank god I had ClamXav running as it quit my browser during the install, and added extensions to my browser (Firefox). They have TWO terms of agreements you are forced to agree to in order to use the app. They are in legalese and pages and pages long.. Thankfully, ClamXav shunted them to the quarantine zone. This app is going in the rubbish. Stick with Transmission. It's free and relies on donations, not cheating and a devious, misleading TOS. It completely circumvents that whole concept of free software. I don't mind banner ads in the app itself, but don't install third-party software to line your greedy pockets. FYI, there were FIVE files that were adware malware. Here is the list: {874EDE88-1F7D-422a-8A46-8A07C013B90C}.xpi ApplicationManager saebay@mybrowserbar.com.xpi searchme@mybrowserbar.com 10.01.28.xpi searchme@mybrowserbar.com.xpi Depending on your default browser (mine is Firefox), it adds extensions and even an adware application manager! This app should be removed from MacUpdate's listings because people without a good antivirus program will have a difficult time getting rid of all this junk! It's also, from what I can tell, a Java-based application so it's sloggy and has a horrible windows-like interface. The preferences are riddled with confusing choices that a novice will get overwhelmed with. Just download Transmission (and no, I don't have any connection to it) and you're on your way to sending and receiving files.
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0.5
Slurp
13 June 2015
Version: 7.4.3

AVOID THESE CHEATERS!!!!
BITTORRENT IS RUBBISH. IT INSTALLS SECRETLY ADWARE (SPIGOT, YAHOO SEARCH, AND MESSES AROUND IN ALL YOUR INTERNETBROWSERS. Besides moving Yahoo etc, the best way to remove Spigot: AdwareMedic
AVOID THIS BITTORRENT!!!!!!!
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GeogProf
13 June 2015
Version: 7.4.3
What a useless app description — it describes the BitTorrent protocol, but says nothing about this application! What are its features? How does it differ from other BitTorrent clients? Why should I choose this over Transmission?

Transmission is vastly superior to this steaming pile — it’s completely free (not adware like BitTorrent), it doesn’t surreptitiously change your browser’s homepage, and it has NO ADVERTISEMENTS — so what is the value of this crapware? Even uTorrent is better, and that’s not saying much.

Lame.
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Viking-the
14 February 2015
Version: 7.4.3
Can a second or third user confirm the presence of the Spigot Adware malware?
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1.5
RkBob
20 January 2015
Version: 7.4.2 build 35248
It's an adware. It changes the default page on your browsers, and God know what else!
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Philip-Petev
06 November 2014
Version: 7.4.2 build 35248
That was my favorite BT client. WAS, because it's not free anymore (I don't consider the ad version free). Switching to my second choise - Transmission.
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Aadams77
05 November 2014
Version: 7.4.1
NOW at v7.4.2, like uTorrent...BitTorrent has now gone to a built-in adware model. PROBABLY high time that they should update their FAQ: DOES BITTORRENT CONTAIN SPYWARE, ADWARE OR MALWARE? No, it does not. Spyware is software that is installed silently and without consent on a user’s computer, and which collects personal information about the user or usage of the computer. Adware is software that is designed to intrude upon the user experience on a computer with advertisements and promotions that cannot be easily avoided or disabled. Malware (malicious software) is software that is specifically designed to attack and harm a computer’s data, applications or operating system. BitTorrent software downloads contain no spyware, adware, or malware of any kind. Not today and not ever. Source: http://www.bittorrent.com/help/faq/client [Please note: I am NOT suggesting that their software contains Spyware OR Malware, however, clearly they have NOT kept their word regarding the use of now BUILT-IN Adware.]
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4.5
Nuttawut
24 December 2013
Version: 7.4.1
Tried this some time ago and was pleased with the results. Went back to Transmission just because I liked that programme. But i'm now using this all the time. Don't know why but the speeds are 3 times that of transmission. Why I cannot say, but i'm extremely happy with this now.
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Apveenstra
07 February 2013
Version: 7.3.5
BitTorrent and µTorrent sure look alike. The screenshot of BitTorrent even says µTorrent in the window title ;)
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Sleek
06 February 2013
Version: 7.3.4
Current Bittorrent Version on Developers Website V7.3.5
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Macpenguin
14 December 2012
Version: 7.3.4
Hi, Same as the previous comment. Despite what other say, I use BitTorrent on a regular basis. There has even been a time where it was running 24/7 for about 2 months. Never experienced a crash or anything else. And when I added new files, they came at the max. speed. The only thing that isn't stellar is the bandwidth allocation. Sometimes, even if I limit upload to a specified value, it goes far beyond that. But that happens only once in a while and for a limited time. So : 5 stars anyways :-)
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EudoraBryant
04 July 2012
Version: 7.3.4
I have downloaded it but haven't use yet. Whether this app requires registration or not?
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Bob115
30 May 2012
Version: 7.3.4
Well, just downloaded this and it seems to be working a dream.
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Peteeckel
30 May 2012
Version: 7.3.4
Though other comments on MU suggest otherwise, my impression is a rather positive one. BitTorrent works fine for my purposes, which can be summarised in 'download Linux distribution DVD images every once in a while'. I'm definitely not a BT power user, I'll grant that. But as opposed to the highly-famed Transmission, BitTorrent worked immediately after installation for me. I like the clean UI as well. Other clients may have more features (I did not check that out), but the bare-bones functionality of this tool is really all I need.
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Pedro-Fardilha
29 May 2012
Version: 7.3.4
I thought that the official client was Transmission. ;)
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0.5
Mruben
18 October 2011
Version: 7.2.2
One word: Transmission.
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R0n1n
03 October 2010
Version: 7.0.0
Wow, all BitTorrent Inc. did was take utorrent 1.0.0.1 and put the BitTorrent logo/icon on it and called it BitTorrent 7.0.0. They should at least add some new features, since the mac version of utorrent is nothing compared to the windows version. The mac versions of BitTorrent/utorrent is a joke, compared to other mac BT clients like Transmission, or even Vuze...
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Macs-Pain
25 September 2010
Version: 7.0.0
Very funny. This application has a date from October 22nd 2008...
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Libertyforall1776
25 September 2010
Version: 7.0.0
What a joke, the app links to forums that are closed, and release notes cannot be found. Still not 64-bit either. Transmission still for me.
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Kps
30 June 2007
Version: 4.27.2
Simply doesn't work. Assuming a download starts at all (fewer than 1 in 5 do) it just dies off and goes to zero. Have tried it on several different networks in different parts of the country and it has NEVER worked long enough to complete a single download. Even torrents that have hundreds of seeds either fail to start at all or crawl along at a useless 2K/sec for a few minutes before coming to a complete stop. Nice idea, but a complete waste of time in implementation. Yeah, I know some people get it to work, but I've tried 3 different versions on several completely different networks and it has NEVER once lived up to its promise. Obviously it could be some sort of configuration issue, but the app gives no useful diagnostics, no real way to change settings that actually help and no way to test what is happening. I've tried it on several different computers as well and it's always the same -- all hype, no function.
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Ljh
06 June 2007
Version: 4.27.2
This latest version of BitTorrent is -in my opinion- complete rubbish. It's now been given lots of pretty buttons and stuff, which is unnecessary really as you want your Bit Torrent app to just be in the background downloading. The biggest problem for me is that it doesn't appear to work properly; ALL downloads just die out after about 5 minutes. They might start off connected to loads of seeds/peers, but that soon dies off to 0. THE GOOD NEWS: if you go to the website you can still download the OLDER version, which has a nice simple brushed metal interface and actually downloads! CONCLUSION: don't download this version, it doesn't work properly and it looks bad anyway. Just download the older version which still works 100% :-)
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K-c-
01 May 2007
Version: 4.27.2
I'm using 4.27.2 and it works great for me. No crashes and it does what it's supposed to.
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Axiomus
24 April 2007
Version: 4.27.2
i tend not to believe the reviews or comments presented here, as most are unintelligible and full of hot air, but i must admit, the official BT client, at least 4.27.2 IS complete rubbish, as another here stated. i suppose the BT developers do not actually use the macintosh BT client they upload for others to use, otherwise this programme would be perfect. free or not free, quit wasting our time by uploading applications that do not function as advertised. and you have the audacity to ask for donations! no way. as a programmer myself, i can 'fix' issues with open sourced products, thereby tayloring the application to suit my needs, however not everyone has this luxury ... BT client 4.4.1 seems to be the most stable i have used, so i keep using it; notwithstanding, i had to do some tweaking.
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Po60t
26 February 2007
Version: 4.27.2
Is this based on uTorrent now?
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Lesoth0
16 December 2006
Version: 4.27.2
Complete rubbish. Crashes on opening in OSX10.48 Lots of work for them to do to bring it to Tiger on the Mac.
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one-1
08 December 2006
Version: 4.27.2
Sudden quit on start and download. Bug?
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IslandApe
03 December 2006
Version: 4.27.2
In terms of GUI this is a significant step back from the previous version. I get the sense that under-the-hood there are some deep protocol-related improvements, but in terms of Mac GUI and integration, this is a total step back.
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MacUpdateSucks
02 December 2006
Version: 4.27.2
I agree with below that interface needs some working on. Icons and options are not intuitive, and the icon scheme does not match the brushed metal (which, by the way is on it's way out anyway!!). I see a lot of options in the change log, but am unable to find most of the changes through the interface. Where or how does the encryption support work (you can toy with the options a little in Azereus)? Where is it? Where are some of the other new features you mark as having added? The windows app for this is fairly nice, but that doesn't always translate well to other OS'. I really think the design and implementation needs to be thought out a little bit more, with some extra consideration going towards the differences inherent in the operationg system and those individuals that make up it's user base.
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Albabe
01 December 2006
Version: 4.27.2
This is very disappointing. Another example where Macs are ignored by major applications. Why release something with so many bugs, and less features than the previous version? In all fairness, BitTorrent does call this a "beta" version on their d/l page... but this app seems as badly designed and as impotent as Yahoo's new IM app. In regards to Transmission: I've had nothing but trouble with it. I've had files that Transmission said were complete, and then Toast said they weren't audio files. Then I noticed they had no size at all. And Transmission's forum pages were no help. No real "experts" offered any real advise... however I did get a lot of bad advise and tech-knowledge-posturing from a few know-it-alls who were obviously vacant of any real tech knowledge.
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hced
01 December 2006
Version: 4.27.2
The previous version of this new BitTorrent app crashed. Downloaded the current version (4.27.2) and it still crashes upon launch. :(
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Audiowizard
18 November 2006
Version: 4.27.1
The new icon is very nice, but the application's design is somewhat childish. As well, 4.27.1 would not auto-resume torrents that were in progress from 4.4.1. The only option presented was to delete them and start over...not good. This combined with a surge of other bad reviews compelled me to go back to 4.4.1. Plus, 4.27.1 > 4.4.1 just doesn't make sense, unless the meaning is that they've gone back from 4.4.1 and taken a different programming turn from an earlier release. Bram Cohen is the man, I hope he's making good money!
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Wim-Waman
17 November 2006
Version: 4.27.1
New version won't even start up. Should I give one star for bad software or shouldn't i give a rating 'cause it won't start? Anyway, I use Transmission, an app that works and works well. You should too.
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2.5
Undertow
16 November 2006
Version: 4.27.1
I've given it a try again. Waste of time. Transmission is the best way to go.
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Hal2007
16 November 2006
Version: 4.27.1
Get the new Transmission beta for free, and forget about this one. It simply can't compete with Transmission.
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Taskman
16 November 2006
Version: 4.27.1
It's a beta, so I won't rate it. In my experience, 4.27.1 contains some nasty bugs. Oh, and it won't even associate with .torrent files!
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4.75
69number69
16 November 2006
Version: 4.27.1
Finally Universal and many new features.It's a very good update and no problem with greek language!
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Mikelite
20 August 2006
Version: 4.4.1
this client has zero development, it's the red-headed step child in the bittorrent field. no, wait, it's more the old uncle that's been forgotten about in the nursing home. ignored and forgotten about, left for dead while it waits for jell-o and sally jesse raphael reruns.
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2.75
Mac0852
01 August 2006
Version: 4.4.1
I wish they would provide betas for the mac, while they continually develop for linux and windows. It's much more stable than Transmission, but it fills the logfile with messages regarding the python twisted framework and once in a blue moon stops downloading and eats 100% cpu. Another thing, why still have a prominent donation button when the company is now funded by venture capitalists?
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Cmedeefr
24 June 2006
Version: 4.4.1
Transmission is a great alternative (with Azureus or Bits on Wheel)!!!
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23:23
12 April 2006
Version: 4.4.1
bits on wheels is a great alternative!
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Kt-hates
17 March 2006
Version: 4.4.1
Sadly, I've also had to stop using BitTorrent. Something went wrong about two versions back and it's never recovered. First it crashed my computer nonstop, then they put out a new version. The crashes stopped but my ul/dl speeds plummeted and have never come back up to normal and I had massive problems finding and retaining peers. For a while I thought it must be my computer or wireless connection, but then I realized the other people I knew with BitTorrent were having the same issues. The other night I tried Azureus for the first time and every issue went away. My speeds went back up, peers returned to normal levels and everything's great. Sorry BitTorrent, I loved you once, but I think you've lost me!
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1.5
Devildog
02 March 2006
Version: 4.4.1
I have officially stopped using this software. I was fine under 10.3.x. I finally upgraded to 10.4 this week and my older version of BitTorrent would crash after launch. So, I downloaded 4.4.1 and it might as well not be running. It would barely download anything. Even after restarting the computer or the program or the streams, it refused to download anything. I switched to Transmission today and it was like night and day. There is something seriously wrong with this client.
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4.5
Calle
09 February 2006
Version: 4.4.1
Why does the app always take so long to startup? It's almost Photoshopish slow.. Otherwise, I go for the official client. Works fine.
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Paspro
06 February 2006
Version: 4.4
I finally discovered the source of my problems with the BitTorrent client: The Default Folder X application interfers with its operation. When I close it, the problems go away. Therefore the conclusion is that if you want to use the BitTorrent client you'd better switch off Default Folder X.
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Bit-Bucket
03 February 2006
Version: 4.4
The last usable version for me is 4.1.7, any version after that one was problematic.
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Semioticmonkey
03 February 2006
Version: 4.4
Again here we are. repeat with me: Official Bittorrent client: more download speed = more CPU cycles. this applications seems CPU hungry more than Alias Maya and Photoshop combined. 45% of my PBook CPU on one (1) torrent. More than Azureus and Bow and Trasmission and Tomato all togheter downloading. I don't know what is wrong with this application but i know i stop here checking every new version in the hope of improvements. bye bye Official client.
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Paspro
03 February 2006
Version: 4.4
I have the same exact problem with 4.4.0 and I think that it is related to the PyObjc part of the software and not the BitTorrent engine itself.
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Paspro
01 February 2006
Version: 4.3.6
When I select the Open option from the menu I get a window with the error message: (ValueError: depythonifying 'pointer', got 'int') I get the same error when I am trying to create a torrent and after I press the Generate button. Finally, when I open the Python Console from the Debug menu and I press enter on the console window I get a window with the following error message: (TypeError: 'int' object is not callable) Anyone else with the same problems? I am on Tiger 10.4.4
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Mlucifersam
24 January 2006
Version: 4.3.5
This USED to work. Since upgrading to latest version it refuese to do anything. Whats up with it?
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2.5
Tokyo-Senbei
05 January 2006
Version: 4.3.5
This review is actually for the latest "stable" version 4.2 on 10.4.3 The word stable is pretty much an oxymoron as it is anything but that. The program constantly throws up a Critical Error: Traceback (most recent call last) which results in stalling any active torrent. The only way to clear this is to quit and restart the program. Quitting the application usually throws up a "An unexpected error has occurred" (error: (9, 'Bad file descriptor')) error message. As some others have mentioned, this mainline version keeps getting worse and worse (especially on OS X) but then again, I guess we get what we pay for.
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Hal2007
21 December 2005
Version: 4.3.3
4.3.3 crashes on launch: An unexpected error has occurred ("AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'RawServer'). Things keep getting worse with BitTorrent. Transmission or Bits on Wheels are waaaay better and more reliable.
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Carl-Sobolewski
18 December 2005
Version: 4.3
This always used to work, but since updating to 4.2, every new torrent that I add stalls within a couple minutes. Same with 4.3. The weird thing is the torrents that I have been running since before I got 4.2 still work on both versions, but anything I add doesn't. I've switched to Transmission now.
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3.5
The-Rotten-Apple
08 December 2005
Version: 4.3
Mac OS X 10.4.3 Doesn't work. No downloads, no uploads, no peers, it's just stuck in a endless loop! Lotsa fun!
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Wolfcub
07 December 2005
Version: 4.3
Having the same issue (see prior comment), The program downloads but once opened it does not offer anything (i.e. to search or upload etc.)
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Boo
26 November 2005
Version: 4.2
On 10.4.3 doesn't work - opens, but doesn't download or upload anything
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3.5
Anonymous
24 November 2005
Version: 4.1.8
ODD?? Why hasn't BitTorrent 4.2.0 been added here? Probably because the author stil hasn't fixed the following error!! It sorta works again with OSX 10.3.9 !! When I try to quit BitTorrent i get the following error "An unexpected error has occurred" (error: (9, 'Bad file descriptor')) (11/23/2005, Version: 4.2.0)
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4.25
Anonymous
18 November 2005
Version: 4.1.8
It's a great client app. Love it. The only problem is lack of documentation. For example, in the peer window, what do the signs L, R, -, *, s, i mean???
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Anonymous
17 November 2005
Version: 4.1.8
Hoorah! It sorta works again with OSX 10.3.9 !! No errors when it started downloads! BUT Still 2 bugs: 1) When I try to quit BitTorrent i get the following error "An unexpected error has occurred" (error: (9, 'Bad file descriptor')) 2) Minor graphics issue with the colouring for seeds, it leaves white spaces around the text/counters. I changed it to white and it looks fine now. Thank you! Keep up the great work Bram, that was a fast fix, too!
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Anonymous
09 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
KiBs are the correct units for what's usually termed "KBs" on your computer. The same holds for GiBs and GBs. KBs and GBs are based on powers of 10, whereas KiBs and GiBs are based on powers of 2. So a KB is a thousand (10^3) bytes, and a GB is a million (10^6) bytes. In contrast, since computers are naturally binary machines, a KiB is 1024 (2^10) bytes, and a GiB is 1024 KiB, or 2^20 bytes. When you see KB or GB displayed somewhere on your computer, like the space available and space used in get info windows, it actually refers to KiB and GiB. This is partially why when you buy a 250 GB hard drive, it shows up closer to 235 GB on your computer. That discrepancy isn't actually due to the formatting of the hard drive, but is just due to the failure of computers to distinguish KiBs from KBs and GiBs from GBs. (The discrepancy shrinks with smaller hard drives, and increases with larger hard drives -- so on an 80 GB hard drive, you may not notice the difference as much.)
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Anonymous
07 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
New version works great in 10.3.4 Tell me what the heck is Kib's ? How do i contact the author? I want to pay him now since his son is doing the advertising. Poor guy i DO feel sorry
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3.25
Riots
06 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
New version would not download anything, run up 100% CPU, and then crashed (OS X 10.4.3). Back to 4.1.2.
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3.5
Anonymous
04 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
There's still a graphical bug. If you resize the window with active torrents to it's very thin, the speed numbers will overlap as if you typed them on a typewriter and the carriage didn't slide to the left with each keystroke.
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Anonymous
03 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
- Does not work properly on MacOS 10.3.9. It quits unexpectedly after a couple of seconds... I went back to version 4.1.2 :-|
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Anonymous
03 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
'unexpected error has occurred' etc. please fix that soon! very annoying! :(
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Anonymous
03 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
Mac OS 10.3.9 "An Unexpected Error Has Occurred" (AttributeError: 'NSNetService' object has no attribute 'resovleWithTimeout_') So far that's all this new version does when attempting to download a torrent. Back to 4.1.2 This version get's poor results for failing to test on on all the major OS X's before releasing this garbage and waste of time to the public. Otherwise this is a great way to download BIG files in a stable fashion.
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Anonymous
03 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
stop and start buttons don't work properly. you can't restart a torrent after it's been stopped.
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4.25
Anonymous
02 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
Redraw errors ARE fixed! It definitely uses less cpu now. So far no errors on existing torrents, I just quit the old app and launched the new one.
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Anonymous
02 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
every torrent had an error. even after resetting preferences to factory settings.
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Anonymous
02 November 2005
Version: 4.1.7
4.17 errors every time i try starting a torrent in OSX 10.3.9. back to 4.12 for me
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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 4.1.2
Another option is to run the BitTorrent script directly from a Terminal window, as Python is included with MacOS X. I downloaded the source package from bittorrent.com, extracted the files, and ran "btdownloadcurses.py whatever.torrent" without any trouble.
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3.5
08 October 2005
Version: 4.1.2
My G5's doesn't always want to wake up when i use this program. and my 17 apple LCD. Apple has replaced the motherboard, and i have change HD's and ram. Supposably they repaired my monitor. The only original part i have is the vcard and i did swap one out from work as a test. I have this problem with every bit torrent client i've tried.
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Anonymous
19 September 2005
Version: 4.1.2
While it most of the time download files alright, you will NEVER know if the file is intact. It seems that it thinks, and claims that the file is completely downloaded, however, I have SEVERAL damaged files; files that are missing data at random places. Nice idea, but crappy implementation. The app is easy to use and is stable (eg. it doesn't crash), and has a few nice features, but I do not value this app at all.
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Anonymous
01 September 2005
Version: 4.1.2
- I would like to have more control over the torrent streams, like being able to set for each individually the download speed. Adding the ability to connect to other users via DHT / Kamelia would be nice, too. :-)
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Anonymous
29 August 2005
Version: 4.1.2
bram cohen didn't write the mac version, it was andrew somebody...he asks you to donate when you launch the program.
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Anonymous
23 August 2005
Version: 4.1.2
Cool, but to be able to limit upload bandwidth is quite essential for an application like this.
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Jonathan Dale
05 August 2005
Version: 4.1.2
What about adding SOCKS support?
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Anonymous
04 August 2005
Version: 4.1.2
I am reporting that this version is no long stable with the newest mac system update. Bizzard ... That's all. May be it is just me, but I had no problem what so ever to the this bittorrent prior to my update. Would any one wants to comment?
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Anonymous
29 July 2005
Version: 4.1.2
You people are stupid, the guy who wrote this client literally INVENTED BITTORRENT. He made all this possible. If the client sucks I expect it is due to it being written in python and python sucks.
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Anonymous
29 July 2005
Version: 4.1.2
Pure crap! Tomato Torrent is far faster and more stable.
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4.25
Anonymous
22 July 2005
Version: 4.1.2
So far this is the best bit torrent client i've used for the mac os x 10.3.9. What it lacks in features it makes up in stability and low cpu usage. Stay's under 25% on my dual 1.8 g5 while dL'n over 30 gigs at one time. Simple and easy to use. Would be better if it had better queue control and allowed you to select what part of the torrent you want to dL like in bitcomet for pcs.
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Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 4.1.2
Bit Torrent blows! This client is CPU hog!
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Anonymous
11 July 2005
Version: 4.1.2
Not a good bit torrent client for me at least.. Was hogging 90% of my cpu on a iMac G5 2ghz and it wasn't even dling ... Wierd crap.. Even for a beta..
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Anonymous
01 July 2005
Version: 4.1.2
both this version and 4.0.2 generate (ValueError: depythonifying 'pointer', got 'int') on my Computer (Tiger) when I select "Open" from the menu.
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Anonymous
08 June 2005
Version: 4.1.2
4.1.1, 4.1.2 are betas, if they're giving you to much trouble you might want to consider going back the the last "stable" release. At this time it is 4.0.2. You might also want to consider reporting bugs to the author instead of posting them here. Bugs in betas don't get fixed unless the author knows about them. The app has worked great for me, but I haven't run it for really long periods or with many files.
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Anonymous
07 June 2005
Version: 4.1.2
Whatever you say about Azureus, the fact of the matter is BitTorrent is only using 6-7% of my CPU. Azureus is feature rich, but way too rich for what most people needs in BT.
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Anonymous
03 June 2005
Version: 4.1.1
Azureus isn't bloated anymore. The latest release I am only getting a 13-20% usage of my CPU and it's only using 25MB of RAM :)
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Anonymous
03 June 2005
Version: 4.1.1
I had to switch to this from the godawful bloated Azureus, I couldn't take using that anymore. I like the simplicity of this, and it actually looks like a Mac app, but there is one huge problem with this. Whenever I leave bittorrent running overnight, I come back to find it has almost crippled my system. Not sure what the problem is, but it makes anything unusable until I forcequit bittorrent. I'm on 10.4.1. This is really annoying, I hope it can be fixed soon.
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3.5
truthhurts
02 June 2005
Version: 4.1.1
What the hell happened to the interface? Opening torrent files or dragging and dropping them opens them in a "stopped" state - they must be manually run after that. The toolbar meanwhile is completely non-functional when in text-only mode (necessary because the icons are god-awful). If anyone knows where I can get the old 3.x versions of BitTorrent, I'll be VERY happy. Every other client (BitTorrent, Azureus, mldonkey) has seen it's interface go straight to hell in the last few months. All I want is to do is see the three episodes of Battlestar Galactica that my Tivo missed this past month...
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4.75
Anonymous
24 May 2005
Version: 4.1
Works very well - the most stable af the bittorrent clients I have tried. However I miss 1 feature: The ability to cap DL speed and not just UL I use my ADSL for IP telephony, so I need to keep a small amount of bandwith free - I use Throttled for the upload cap, but I would be great if this client could also cap DL speed, like Azureus.
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Brildenlanch
19 May 2005
Version: 4.1
VERY interested to see how this "trackerlesss" feature pans out.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 May 2005
Version: 4.1
BitTorrent is the best app to download/share large files. I hope more and more developers use it to deploy new versions and updates, like Mercury. Trackerless? No need to setup a tracker anymor? Good news, I hope this works fine!
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bcwinters
07 May 2005
Version: 4.0.2
I've been using Azureus for a while due to its more robust feature set, but I've recently come back to the ordinary BitTorrent client. I like that it's natively coded and not java, and I like the simplicity of the display & UI. It's a solid, Mac-like application and I would certainly recommend it for people starting out with BitTorrent and getting used to the concept. Upsides: it's Cocoa, the interface is easy to understand, the preference pane is tidy & well laid out, the icons aren't half bad (sounds silly, but it shows an attention to detail!). Downsides: uses surprisingly more CPU than Azureus, and I'm worried about the memory leaks other reviewers have mentioned. I'm still on the fence as to whether the simplicity and elegance will win out on this one. Either way, it's nice to know BitTorrent has strong support on the Mac platform.
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4.5
Anonymous
06 May 2005
Version: 4.0.2
Very good program. I've using BitTorrent for quite a while, off and on with other clients, not having donated. I've recently been doing a whole lot of torrenting and all of it was with 4.0.2. I felt it had earned my money, so I donated $10. Minor complaints: 1) I wish that I could set a per-torrent upload rate cap; 2) I swear I have to clear a completed torrent and restart it in order to seed nonstop. Doesn't make sense to me; 3) I find the whole queueing thing very confusing. And the options for stopping seeding after a certain time or when a certain ratio is reached don't seem to work for me. Having said all that, the program is very fast. (The process to check a file in progress now seems instantaneous, thank God. It was really slow before.) And it is very, very stable. I don't recall it ever crashing.
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Anonymous
03 May 2005
Version: 4.0.2
Great app, although I have not tried any others. ***It does have a memory leak however*** I loose 2gigs of memory in less then an hour. It's the only program I am running, so it is this app. Other then that, works great.
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Anonymous
02 May 2005
Version: 4.0.2
great it works in tiger now, but the problem that developed from 3.4.2 to 4.0 of it crashing randomly and arbitrarily is still there... anyone else having this problem? i know iam not the only one.
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4.75
Anonymous
02 May 2005
Version: 4.0.2
work in Tiger! Nice _ this is still my favorite torrent client. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles as the others, but it's lean, clean, fast, and rock solid. I like!!
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Anonymous
02 May 2005
Version: 4.0.1
The BitTorrent 4.0.2 works on Tiger 10.4. Download version 4.0.2 in www.bittorrent.com Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
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