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Transmission
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Transmission

Popular BitTorrent client.

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Transmission overview

Transmission is a fast, easy, and free multi-platform BitTorrent client.

Transmission sets initial preferences so things "just work", while advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocking, and the Web interface can be configured with just a few clicks. It supports full encryption, file selection, a Web-based interface, groups, peer exchange, automatic port forwarding, webseeds, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

Its code is freely available online and is licensed under either the GNU Public License v2 or the MIT License. The development team welcomes anyone who is interested in contributing code, documentation, translations, or other help.

What’s new in version 4.0.5

Updated on Dec 08 2023

Highlights
  • Fixed 4.0.0 bug where the IP address field in UDP announces were not encoded in network byte order. [BEP-15]. (#6132)
  • Fixed a bug that incorrectly escaped JSON strings in some locales. (#6005, #6133)
  • Fixed 4.0.4 decreased download speeds for people who set a low upload bandwidth limit. (#6134)

Full list of changes available here

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Information

License

Free

Size

7.4 MB

Developer’s website

https://transmissionbt.com/

Downloads

1563626

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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What needs improvements

Bug fixing
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Stability

Transmission qualities

Value
3.0
Ease of use
3.0
Features
3.0
Reliability
2.5
Customer support
3.0

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peterbreis
peterbreis
Nov 30 2023
4.0.4
1.0
Nov 30 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.4
Current Transmission 4.04 massively downloads with zero progress. The problem has been posted in their forums with no resolution. I'm looking for an alternative. I am on a Macbook Pro M1 Pro running macOS Sonoma 14.1.1
Leesa
Leesa
Oct 20 2023
4.0.4
0.0
Oct 20 2023
0.0
Version: 4.0.4
Seven month and the Transmission folks still haven't fixed the "Sort By Que" Pull-Down. Transmission is dead to me.
Leesa
Leesa
Sep 7 2023
4.0.4
0.0
Sep 7 2023
0.0
Version: 4.0.4
Curious if the "Sort by Que" feature is fixed in 4.0.4? I've tried to get info on Transmission's github Forum but they locked the Thread about this without mentioning whether it was fixed or not. And if you start a new thread they get all ****y with you.
Albabe
Albabe
Aug 13 2023
4.0.3
1.0
Aug 13 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.3
I was told a few weeks back that there would be a new "stable" version released within a week or 2. Obviously now yet. Weird that they closed the thread so you can't ask when.
Albabe
Albabe
Jul 27 2023
4.0.3
1.0
Jul 27 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.3
Pull-Down "Sort by Que" Does Not Work At All. It's literally been months and this issue still hasn't been fixed.
Albabe
Albabe
Apr 27 2023
4.0.3
1.0
Apr 27 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.3
I'm glad the majority of folks using Transmission are satisfied.... but there's a simple reason. I reported this to their Forum and after a few weeks of no real response, it seems the problem is that the Pull-Down "Sort by Que" Does Not Work At All. That's a feature I use because, as a Conscientious Citizen, I keep my Torrents up for quite a while - Usually 3 months at the very least - I've been seeding some for actual Decades. So without the "Sort by Que" function, I just can't use this app until they fix it... and from what I can tell from the response over at the Github Forum, no one seems to give a crap.
Aargl
Aargl
Apr 17 2023
4.0.3
5.0
Apr 17 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.3
4.0.3 still working perfectly for me. :-)
Albabe
Albabe
Apr 14 2023
4.0.3
1.0
Apr 14 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.3
After reporting this at Transmissions Forum a few weeks ago, it seems the engineers know about this, but don't seem to give a crap about fixing it. It has to do with using "Que Order" Pulldown, which obviously doesn't work..
Leesa
Leesa
Mar 28 2023
4.0.2
0.0
Mar 28 2023
0.0
Version: 4.0.2
DO NOT UPDATE TO 4. NOT EVEN THE TWO CRAP FIXES, 4.0.1 OR 4.0.2. The worst of the worst. I used to love this app. It was my fave for a decade or more. Now since 4-> it's absolute sh!t. I'VE NEVER IN MY LIFE SEEN SUCH INEPT PROGRAMING. Every time I start it up, my torrents are in a different order.
Albabe
Albabe
Mar 23 2023
4.0.2
1.0
Mar 23 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.2
GARBAGE. With this new update, I arrange my torrents and try to add old ones that were dumped by the last two CRAP versions, and the App CRASHES! Then when I restart it, ALL MY TORRENTS ARE IN A DIFFERENT ORDER. ABSOLUTE GARBAGE. BE AWARE.
Aargl
Aargl
Mar 16 2023
4.0.2
5.0
Mar 16 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.2
v4.0.2 seems to have fixed the bugs from 4.0.1. All seems to work as should be. My DLs are untouched, nothing scrambled anywhere. ;- ) Only peculiar thing: a bunch of old magnet links from years ago reappeared. I guess it's rather an inconsistency in v3 rather than something from v4, otherwise how Transmission could know them?
Albabe
Albabe
Mar 3 2023
4.0.1
1.0
Mar 3 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.1
100% GARBAGE. It rearranged all of my Torrents. Most of them were empty and Transmission wouldn't let me Verify them. When I reverted back to 3 it had screwed that up too. This will take me days to fix and a lot of my Torrents no longer exist. ABSOLUTE CRAP!
Bluestar
Bluestar
Mar 2 2023
4.0.1
3.0
Mar 2 2023
3.0
Version: 4.0.1
reverting back to Version 3 because 4 sucks gas.
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 23 2023
4.0.1
5.0
Feb 23 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
Beware with v4.0.1! It's supposed to fix several issues, but half of my DLs have turned into unresolved magnet links. Luckily, Time machine backup of ~/Library/Application Support/Transmission restoration and coming back to v4.0.0 came back to the previous state.
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 19 2023
4.0.0
5.0
Feb 19 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.0
For me, it's been working perfectly so far! Since one month (considering the beta3). So I'm quite surprised reading the recent 4.0 bad reviews here! :-o I'm on 10.14 and Transmission goes at full speed of my classic adsl connection.
Cheops
Cheops
Feb 17 2023
4.0.0
0.0
Feb 17 2023
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
This update to 4.0 is bad. Button to start download doesn't work. Sound played indicating download was complete but progress indicates nothing was downloaded.
artdept-1
artdept-1
Feb 11 2023
4.0.0
0.0
Feb 11 2023
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
Transmission used to work well had it for years, The new update seems to have slowed download times from minutes to days and drops out. Using Mac Ventura with a fast fibre connection.
Bluestar
Bluestar
Feb 11 2023
4.0.0
3.0
Feb 11 2023
3.0
Version: 4.0.0
Rubbish update. Suddenly everything has crawled to slow molasses. My torrents have been reordered into a mess. Reverted back to version 3.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 28 2022
3.00
5.0
Nov 28 2022
5.0
Version: 3.00
CORRECTION: This app IS under development! This app IS supported! --> As of October 6, 2022, there is a v4.0.0 beta available for testing. It is Universal, running natively on both Intel and ARM CPUs. It has a large swath of new features and upgrades. Click the "Developer website" link above to find where you can download it. Read the Dev notes about it as well. Transmission is alive and getting way better. Help out if you can.
Albabe
Albabe
Aug 20 2022
3.00
1.0
Aug 20 2022
1.0
Version: 3.00
I'm not sure what-the-hell the Developers of Transmission think - their last build has lotsa problems, but were mostly surmountable because I love the Client so much. Over the 2 YEARS since its last release, its slowly become useless. I never change the settings and yet somehow over time I stop being able to connect with torrents, and even when it does it just gets slower and slower until I can rarely get any speed in any direction any more. Over at their nightly build section, it seems that they update the app, sometimes almost daily... and yet it's been over two years since they've released a new build. I can't fathom their strategy of not releasing updates. qBittorrent works so much better. I set it up and added a few torrents that had been idle in Transmission for a year or more, and they downloaded in an afternoon.
peterbreis
peterbreis
Nov 30 2023
4.0.4
1.0
Nov 30 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.4
The_Blinded
The_Blinded
May 29 2023
4.0.3
5.0
May 29 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.3
iMac Apps
iMac Apps
Apr 30 2023
4.0.3
5.0
Apr 30 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.3
CyberSkull
CyberSkull
Mar 8 2023
4.0.1
5.0
Mar 8 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
kazotaja
kazotaja
Mar 3 2023
4.0.1
1.0
Mar 3 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.1
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Feb 23 2023
4.0.1
5.0
Feb 23 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.1
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 19 2023
4.0.0
5.0
Feb 19 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.0
MasterMacMaverick
MasterMacMaverick
Feb 12 2023
4.0.0
5.0
Feb 12 2023
5.0
Version: 4.0.0
Bluestar
Bluestar
Feb 11 2023
4.0.0
3.0
Feb 11 2023
3.0
Version: 4.0.0
Albabe
Albabe
Aug 20 2022
3.00
1.0
Aug 20 2022
1.0
Version: 3.00
Quirop-Pa
Quirop-Pa
Sep 24 2021
3.00
5.0
Sep 24 2021
5.0
Version: 3.00
Rachael74
Rachael74
Jun 2 2021
3.00
3.0
Jun 2 2021
3.0
Version: 3.00
freddygingham
freddygingham
May 31 2021
3.00
4.0
May 31 2021
4.0
Version: 3.00
Alfie_m
Alfie_m
May 19 2021
3.00
5.0
May 19 2021
5.0
Version: 3.00
TomasStew
TomasStew
May 14 2021
3.00
5.0
May 14 2021
5.0
Version: 3.00
Winco
Winco
Jul 10 2020
5.0
Jul 10 2020
5.0
Version: null
EdU6660
EdU6660
Jul 5 2020
5.0
Jul 5 2020
5.0
Version: null
cubanpete
cubanpete
Jul 2 2020
5.0
Jul 2 2020
5.0
Version: null
Geography Is Destiny
Geography Is Destiny
Jun 26 2020
5.0
Jun 26 2020
5.0
Version: null
Spudboy
Spudboy
May 30 2020
5.0
May 30 2020
5.0
Version: null
Abn0038
Abn0038
May 26 2020
5.0
May 26 2020
5.0
Version: null
jordandavidfischer
jordandavidfischer
May 19 2020
5.0
May 19 2020
5.0
Version: null
becerrilh771
becerrilh771
Dec 29 2019
5.0
Dec 29 2019
5.0
Version: null
Packshot
Packshot
Feb 19 2019
5.0
Feb 19 2019
5.0
Version: null
viniskate
viniskate
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Version: null
Zoofuzz
Zoofuzz
Dec 3 2018
5.0
Dec 3 2018
5.0
Version: null
user-z1
user-z1
Oct 28 2018
5.0
Oct 28 2018
5.0
Version: null
andystenn212
andystenn212
Jun 6 2018
5.0
Jun 6 2018
5.0
Version: null
Andreore
Andreore
Mar 15 2018
5.0
Mar 15 2018
5.0
Version: null
Edelheid
Edelheid
Jan 24 2018
4.0
Jan 24 2018
4.0
Version: null
Atalantia
Atalantia
Oct 4 2016
1.5
Oct 4 2016
1.5
Version: null
Marcelo Leite
Marcelo Leite
Sep 29 2016
4.5
Sep 29 2016
4.5
Version: null
Panicman
Panicman
Apr 17 2016
4.0
Apr 17 2016
4.0
Version: null
Vyselegend
Vyselegend
Mar 8 2016
5.0
Mar 8 2016
5.0
Version: null
Mr-Spock
Mr-Spock
Mar 7 2016
5.0
Mar 7 2016
5.0
Version: null
bobbbdzxx
bobbbdzxx
Mar 7 2016
0.5
Mar 7 2016
0.5
Version: null
Cyann
Cyann
Mar 7 2016
0.5
Mar 7 2016
0.5
Version: null
foto-2
foto-2
Mar 6 2016
1.0
Mar 6 2016
1.0
Version: null
sspkjhjs
sspkjhjs
Mar 6 2016
1.0
Mar 6 2016
1.0
Version: null
macbond
macbond
Mar 6 2016
0.5
Mar 6 2016
0.5
Version: null
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