BitTorrent
BitTorrent
7.4.3

3.2

BitTorrent free download for Mac

BitTorrent

7.4.3
16 July 2019

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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Have a torrent you want to download, but you’re away from your home computer? Want to download a documentary for movie night, before you leave the office?

What's new in BitTorrent

Version 7.4.3 (43797):
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Libertyforall1776
25 September 2010

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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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Version 7.0.0
Derekcurrie
16 July 2019
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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Version 7.4.3
1 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
16 July 2019
ERROR: BitTorrent, the app, is NOT rebranded µTorrent. I am sadly unable to delete my error from above. Instead, µTorrent is rebranded Vuze, as is correctly noted in my history lesson.
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Seedy
16 October 2016
MacUpdate, if it has any conscience left, should remove links to download this and uTorrent immediately.
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Version 7.4.3
Seedy
16 October 2016
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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Version 7.4.3
1 answer(s)
Barry5p
Barry5p
05 August 2017
Check out the Vuze rebirth BiglyBT:
https://www.biglybt.com
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tom-nnsw
13 November 2015
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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Version 7.4.3
1 answer(s)
beautyangels
beautyangels
15 August 2016
Hi Tom, You recently replied to my post requesting help with Trash It not working for me on my mac OSX 10.6.8 and asked that I contact via your contact form on your website. Maybe I'm being a numpty but I can't see that address or contact form anywhere?! Please advise, I would really like some help. 6 painful hours with a Mac Genius, a clean install (that wiped out my entire Itunes library despite a backup that won't load now...) and the trash still won't empty. It looked like it did but filled right back up again when I switched the mac on the next day. AAAGGGHHH!
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Slurp
13 June 2015

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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Version 7.4.3
GeogProf
13 June 2015
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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Version 7.4.3
1 answer(s)
Wikno
Wikno
27 June 2015
GP, why'd you make me read another one of your reviews! You could have just put "Lame." at the top!
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Viking-the
14 February 2015
Can a second or third user confirm the presence of the Spigot Adware malware?
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Version 7.4.3
2 answer(s)
Bidule
Bidule
14 February 2015
Yes, but using LittleSnitch or HandsOff, you can avoid it.
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TCalhau
TCalhau
11 June 2015
Unfortunately YES! :/
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RkBob
20 January 2015
It's an adware. It changes the default page on your browsers, and God know what else!
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Version 7.4.2 build 35248
Philip-Petev
06 November 2014
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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Version 7.4.2 build 35248
Aadams77
05 November 2014
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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Version 7.4.1
1 answer(s)
applelive4
applelive4
13 February 2015
Version 7.4.3 also has the Spigot Adware
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3.2

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  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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