Xtorrent
Xtorrent
2.1

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Xtorrent2.1

26 November 2012

BitTorrent client.

Overview

Xtorrent is an advanced torrent client that has been in development for several months. It aims to bring a friendly interface and powerful features to the world of BitTorrent.

Some of the highlights:
  • Ultra-simple torrent search with one-click downloading (an Xtorrent original)
  • A high performance torrent core
  • Detailed download information and activity monitoring
  • Powerful seeding and ratio controls
  • Integration with iTunes
  • Folder monitoring and automatic .torrent downloading

What's new in Xtorrent

Version 2.1:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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238 Reviews of Xtorrent

Ry-ma
18 October 2012
Version: 2.1v168

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$ 25 for an app, of which there are equally good in freeware. The support is sickening. You get no response.
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Ry-ma
18 October 2012
Version: 2.1v168
$ 25 for an app, of which there are equally good in freeware. The support is sickening. You get no response.
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dwp-1
21 June 2012
Version: 2.1v168
I've been using xTorrent for years and slowly watched all the torrent servers ban it. Now, when you use xTorrent to search, hardly anything gets found. Developer has never been very likeable either!
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n@ncy
09 June 2012
Version: 2.1v167
I keep on reading all these negative comments and everyone recommending Transmission. I've been using Xtorrent for quite a few years now. What I love about it, is that I can use it to search for torrents, download directly or use the build-in torrent search. It still works for me, I love how it looks ( I have Lion). I did try Transmission, but it took me over 30 minutes to get it to work because I had to open up some kind of port. Xtorrent just always worked. I can leave my browser open and use Xtorrent to look for torrents. I've been using it a lot this past month and so far, so good. I don't get all the hate, but maybe I've just been lucky, or not expecting things other people seem to expect. Though I can't really figure out what those expectations might be.
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Xander
27 February 2012
Version: 2.1v165
This used to be a great app. But it has been banned from like 90% of the trackers. So it does not, and will never worked again. The developers used to be totally on top of things. But he has just become a scam artist. Save you money. Get Transmission.
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davoroups
16 January 2012
Version: 2.1v165
I paid $25 for the Pro upgrade and since then not ONE thing has downloaded. There also appears to be no way to contact the guy I paid the $25 to. My Mac has the correct software and the ISP speed is fine. Save your money, there are much better free apps.
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D1986
16 November 2011
Version: 2.1v165
I just recently purchased Xtorrent Pro, when I want to search for a movie or music I just don't get any results. It's like it can't find anything, I tried popular searches like Top Gear, Harry Potter, Kanye West, Nirvana, ... etc but nothing. Could this have something to do with the fact that I live and work in China and therefore Xtorrent might be 'controlled' or 'blocked' by chinese watchdog? anyone else using Xtorrent Pro while in China? also experiencing similar problems? hope someone can help me out cause it really sucks that I can't download anything
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JetsSetter
06 November 2011
Version: 2.1v165
Pay $25 for torrent client - that is absurd ... Think about it ...
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MrJasper
03 October 2011
Version: 2.1v162
Ex user (v1), trailed v2, still just as buggy, and support requests go unanswered. Don't bother - use one of the free Torrent clients instead.
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4.5
Ikir
26 September 2011
Version: 2.1v161
Nice to see it improved in Lion. Imho this and uTorrent are the best torrent client ever. I agree that developer probably don't take the right time to reply to mails, but the app itself is amazing imho.
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pattias
12 September 2011
Version: 2.1v160
Hi, i have a mac os 10.5.8 , i just upgrade my xtorrent app and i cant anymore open the app , they said that my version of mac os doesn't work with the version of xtorrent. Please help me !!! thanks
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richHolod
17 August 2011
Version: 2.1v160
Like most of the commenters here, I have nothing good to say about the developer. He's the same person that continues to sell his other torrent app Acquisition, even though it became unusable a long time ago (all results are just spam). For any developers reading this,, for me, the killer feature that Xtorrent offered (before it stopped working for me under Lion) was built-in, easy torrent search. If anyone knows of a torrent client that does this, pls let me know.
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lucianboboc
16 August 2011
Version: 2.1v160
Xtorrent developer is a scammer,i bought 2 licences for 2 macs and i receive all the time a button on the right side to "upgrade to pro" and i have to reenter the licence over and over again. I contacted him and he responded once in 1 year,he doesn't even answer to my e-mails,he is a scammer....
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nobody2011
15 August 2011
Version: 2.1v160
The only things you need have a "Must Have"-Status. 1. is uTorrent (it's stable, fast, free and easy to use for everyone) - 2. Transmission (it's stable, fast, free and easy to use for everyone) Years ago I've tested xTorrent for some weeks. It's not faster than other free products, rather more slowly, so my impression. I was interested in this app later and willing to pay for. But I don't have paypal, so I asked him (via email) for other payment methods. NO reply. Try it again. NO reply. Tried not again, NO thank you. The support is very much in need of improvement. Save your money.
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Lebensmuede
14 August 2011
Version: 2.1v160
Simple, uncluttered app that does exactly what I need. Worth the $25 for the additional download speed it offers.
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22duke
09 August 2011
Version: 2.1v158
since upgrading to lion my original serial does not work any more. I re-requested serial from developers web site but still not luck with it. I emailed developer 3 times but no response, I post friendly question on facebook but they got deleted. customer service is non existant rather stay away I say
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Trashie
20 July 2011
Version: 2.1v157
Can't believe someone is trying to commercialise torrent apps when there is so many out there for free. Of course there is the rub they had a good long look at all the open source no doubt so that would have made it easier to code.
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glinner
09 June 2011
Version: 2.1v155
I take back everything nice I ever said about this app. It's crashy as hell
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Wts
05 June 2011
Version: 2.1v155
Why pay for this when there are better "free" open source applications. In addition Dave Wannabee appears to lose emails sent to him for help/explanation.
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Shieldjaguar2002
05 June 2011
Version: 2.1v155
Have used Xtorrent for a long while now and have had no issues with it. I dont need loads of features and after trying most of the alternatives Xtorrent works for me.
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WllM
19 May 2011
Version: 2.0v135
This guy must be a gov't. employee. There is no excuse for this POS system that is below the bottom of any torrent client. Plus, you get to pay for this severly limited feature app. At minimum there should be features that are critical to torrent use such as being able to edit the tracker list. On this subject the [known arrogant] developer snubs his nose at the concept and says he will consider adding this simple & necessary feature. The missing points are not worth the time in listing. I'm leaving such time to this post to informing people to not even bother except using this app is below a complete waste of time except for the very weak minded. For free, one can get uTorrent with more features than most people care to deal with.
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glinner
10 May 2011
Version: 2.0v135
X Torrent is pretty good. One _excellent_ feature is that you can (in theory) add RSS feeds of torrents. For example, UK people can add : http://isohunt.com/js/rss/colbert+report+vtv - for Colbert Report shows http://isohunt.com/js/rss/daily+show+vtv - for Daily Show episodes A problem is that it's a banned client, for _some_ sites. I was trying to get Jack Dee's "Lead Balloon" series from a UK TV site. Transmission fine. It may be banned because it possibly favours "leachers" - It's easy to use. - The user experience is good - You can get really fast download speeds Sometimes, to get good quality torrents (with lots of seeders etc.) I find it's easier to search for the most active torrents on isohunt.com and/or thepiratebay.org. Although, the internal search dose a fairly decent job of indicating which torrents are the most active, with an easy-to-understand star-rating system.
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tiggerinsha
03 April 2011
Version: 2.0v135
I have Xtorrent Pro version 2.0 v135, I have been using it in China for the past few months. It's been great until about two weeks ago. I can search and find what I want, but when it comes to download, it just cannot find any peers! It just keeps connecting but can never get connected. Anybody know what might be wrong? I'd appreciate any feedback as I tried the develper, but haven't heard back from him. Thanks in advance!
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Carla99
10 November 2010
Version: 2.0v135
Has anyone had a problem with losing an internet connection idefinetly after installing Xtorrent2? It happened to me twice. I feel like a fool after not only spending too much money on this piece of garbage, but recommending it to my daughter.
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Dpickel
07 November 2010
Version: 2.0v135
The program is still buggy, locks-up and slows the system down. The developer is NO HELP. In fact, if you travel (like I do) when he sees different IP addresses show up being used he turns of the key that you paid for, so please don't pay for a key.
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323ci
05 July 2010
Version: 2.0v134
Would love to try it, but the torrent site that I use has it under their list of "banned clients" so I can't use it... Wish there was a way to get xtorrent taken off that list so i could give it a go!
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Jon555
29 June 2010
Version: 2.0v133
It wouldn't be so bad it it were free. But charing for this piece of crap? Not worth it, especially with all the free, better alternatives out there.
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Teslanaut
29 June 2010
Version: 2.0v133
Umm... Based on the comments and feedback... Take the hint?
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David-Beaman
28 June 2010
Version: 2.0v132
I know I'm going to take a lot of crap for this, but I really really really like Xtorrent, so much in fact that I recommend it to other people. If you want to find torrents quickly, this is the best way to do so. It's also very very stable, and although it's not as stable as say, transmisison, it doesn't matter because it has so many more features. The restrictions are a bit much and hard to try to get a good feel for the product, but once you buy it, it really makes a great client. The 25$ is a bit steep, but the guy is trying to make a living- I guess I can see where he's coming from. Also, who cares if he doesn't have "great customer service" he's a developer, not a customer service rep. that being said, when I did actually contact him, he totally helped me out- regardless of whether he was a little abrupt. Overall, Xtorrent is my bit torrent client of choice.
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Shieldjaguar2002
20 June 2010
Version: 2.0v131
If you want an easy no fuss bit-torrent client, then look no further. It is rock solid on my system without the crashing that some people "say" they have experienced. I have never had a problem with Dave and have used his software over several years.
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Major-Mauser
20 June 2010
Version: 2.0v131
I'm a long time user. I have experienced no crashing as some of the posts here seem to say. The program is super easy to use and is worth the money if you want a very easy to use bit torrent client. All I can say is it works perfect for me. And this is on multiple systems so don't sit there and try to say it crashes all the time because it doesn't
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Fancy-Nancy
17 May 2010
Version: 2.0v127
I download this torrent client and gave it a test spin. I will admit it has a nice GUI but none of my trackers allowed its use there which defeats any point to using it. The 10 minutes of use on one public tracker before the nagging started and the 100k cap was enforced along with the other restriction only left me with a bad impression. Judging from the years of complaints about rude and obnoxious behaviour and the lack of support from this developer it has taken its toll and David Watanabe seems to be getting very desperate for attention and new revenue. David Watanabe may appears to have turned over a new leaf in a futile attempt to save his failing software line but the damage has been done. It's time to say goodnight Irene. I cannot comment on the long term stability of xtorrent because it was far too crippled to be of any use after 10 minutes. The only enjoyment I received from xtorrent was putting in my trash can. I'm giving Folx a test run which offers a slick torrent client and a download manager all in one for less money. I may even consider buying a Folx Pro license but the unrestricted free version is quite good without the torrent search feature the Pro license offers.
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Alex-K-
15 May 2010
Version: 2.0v126
Why, after a few runs can not I search??
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Alex-K-
13 May 2010
Version: 2.0v126
The program is not stable... Very similar to the beta version... The program is paid!!! - Question - and why pay the money???? - Nonsense ...
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Roelex
11 May 2010
Version: 2.0v126
Been using Xtorrent for quite along time, been a couple of issues, but on the whole a good application to use.
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Gavellis
11 May 2010
Version: 2.0v125
Donate your hard earned for Transmission instead, don't pay for something rubbish!
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Xander
11 May 2010
Version: 2.0v125
I've been using this developers software since 2004 and he truly has a gift for design. His software used to be top notch; but now, it's a joke. xTorrent has always been buggy, and in the beginning the features made it worth suffering through some of them. There was even a time where it would freeze after about half and hour in, and you'd have to force quit and restart it. But now, it's causing system wide failures, kernel panics and catalog errors. I've spoken to the developer and he really didn't have an answer. I think he has become irresponsible and careless, despite the features, go somewhere else for your torrenting needs.
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R0n1n
11 May 2010
Version: 2.0v125
I'd rather donate my money to the developers of Transmission or uTorrent, at least they provide a free and stable torrent client thats not banned from the majority of private trackers. I dig the concept of xtorrent but its definitely not worth paying for.
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anonymous-camel-2414
10 May 2010
Version: 2.0v124
Bought v1 for the great search engine that really saved me a lot of time finding my weekly television shows. However it's prone to crashes and doesn't seem to handle big torrents very well. Most torrent sites block this client as well. Didn't bother to upgrade to v2 but instead switched to Transmission. Great client, free as well and lightweight.
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iTruth
10 May 2010
Version: 2.0v124
I tried this product several months ago and found no reason as to why one should pay $25 for this over excellent Mac apps like uTorrent and Transmission which are free. I'm not trying to prevent someone from making an honest living but I think it is both unprofessional and pathetic for this developer to constantly release insignificant updates no less than twice every week just to bump his product up at the top of 1st page of MacUpdate. Also, he almost never states what he has updated in the release notes. I find that very suspicious. I would highly recommend that people consider uTorrent or Transmission which are not only free but FAR better products. 
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Echorob
08 May 2010
Version: 2.0v122
Stay away from this trash application, there are far superior torrent clients for free.
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dwp-1
07 May 2010
Version: 2.0v122
It seems to me that the developer updates the program frequently. However, there never are any update notes and this makes me think he updates his program to keep it visible on web sites such as this.
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Echorob
07 May 2010
Version: 2.0v122
You are serious ? You must know the developer. This application is hopeless in every single way.
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Mpez
06 May 2010
Version: 2.0v120
Wow this version is even better than the last! Fantastic vision from the developer. Great looking, works like a dream, faster than the competition. Would be worth five times the price. Thanks!
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Alex-K-
03 May 2010
Version: 2.0v117
Strongly agree!
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JetsSetter
03 May 2010
Version: 2.0v117
Pay for a torrent client - it is absurd ...
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Gitte79
03 May 2010
Version: 2.0v117
A steap price for a buggy tool. Makes you think twice. Anyways, Transmission is still the best for me. And it is free.
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Roaming-Nomad
28 April 2010
Version: 2.0v115
I purchased xtorrent when it was still version 1.0 beta. For close to a year there were updates but none ever addressed the bugs I filed for support. Then along comes version 2. I tried it and found the bugs I had reported for version 1 were fixed but my license was no longer valid from version 1 with the shiny new version 2 which also blanked my version 1 license so I couldn't even switch back to version 1. What a complete ripoff this lousy software ended up being. Poor support, paid upgrades instead of fixing the problems, poor stability and customers are treated like shit. I purchased Folx 2 days ago. Folx is not only a download manager but a torrent client as well. It works as advertised, the developer is quick to respond to questions, the price is right and the torrent client isn't banned from any of my haunts. Deleted xtorrent from my drive and will never return to it even if it was for free! R.I.P xtorrent.
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Mpez
28 April 2010
Version: 2.0v115
Ignore the trolls below. This app works really well, is constantly updated, and is the best option for beginning users of torrent software. A lot of people out there simply hate the developer and post negatively whenever a new version is available. (Watch the frowns accumulate to the right of this review :) ). The support for this software is not great - the developer seems to be a bit odd. But hey, it looks and works great. Better to have working software with bad support than buggy software and the best support in the world.
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Maclover1-1
22 April 2010
Version: 2.0v114
Some releases of this app work.. some don't.. the current one does not.. no search gets started.. it all remains blank.. useless app in the end.. moving on to better stuff.. BYE !!!
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Wzrdjr
02 April 2010
Version: 2.0v114
Getting buggier and buggier with each update.
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Falcon20
24 March 2010
Version: 2.0v110
I looked at buying it. He is doing market segmentation on IP address. It is (in the UK) £24 - that's US $36. From google cache of his US site, I can see it's US $25. The guy seems pathologically incapable of not being a fool at every stage. I'll just wait for it to come out on torrent. I mean, he can hardly complain...
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Falcon20
24 March 2010
Version: 2.0v110
I looked at buying it. He is doing market segmentation on IP address. It is (in the UK) £24 - that's US $36. From google cache of his US site, I can see it's US $25. The guy seems pathologically incapable of not being a fool at every stage. I'll just wait for it to come out on torrent. I mean, he can hardly complain...
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Defunct
18 March 2010
Version: 2.0v109
No offence, but there is something inherently wrong about paying for a torrent app that may help you not pay for things.......ie download for free. Whats that? You don't mind stealing photoshop online, but you WILL pay this guy 25 dollars for the privilege? Ummm..back to the drawing board methinks. Also, there is something inherently wrong with a paid torrent app when you consider that the whole philosophy behind torrents is sharing, usually for free. Plus, its quite honestly not that good an app - Ok, Transmission doesnt have torrent search - but in every other area its simply better, smoother and more pleasant to deal with.
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Trackguy89
16 March 2010
Version: 2.0v108
I wasn't expecting much when I emailed dave wantanabe after reading these reviews. My experience has actually been the opposite. I've exchanged several emails with him discussing my issues with the program and have sent him a lot of information to help solve it. I first sent him a message on aim to which he blew me off by only replying with a link to his feedback email. After I emailed him there though things went smoothly. Granted, I was very negative and demanding in my original email, so maybe that caught his attention.
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Akay
24 February 2010
Version: 2.0v105
ıt s a very very very toooo much bad . Really i have xtorrent pro, i compared the others ( all o f ıts free utorrent, vuze, transmission) ıs worst. If you want to lose money you can buy ıt. I m sorry xtorrent developers, but , ıf you earn money or sell this product, i thinks , you should work too much more....
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Rss1947
05 February 2010
Version: 2.0v100
Xtorrent is not so good. I had been using utorrent, but because utorrent blocks normal shutdown on my systems, I decided to see if I could find a better program. I tried many free programs. Eventually, I tried Xtorrent. After I ran into problems running Xtorrent, I compared Xtorrent and utorrent on the same files. In my tests, downloads of movies and TV shows started sooner and downloaded faster on utorrent. I am back to using utorrent, although Transmission and BitTorrent have some good features too. In my experience, Xtorrent is an inferior program and should be avoided.
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Jon555
05 February 2010
Version: 2.0v100
If you're going to charge for a torrent client (especially $24) when all of your competition (of which there is a lot of) is all offering similar apps for free, then it better be damn near PERFECT. You can profit off of a product if you feel you have something people find worth buying or your competition cannot offer. After trying this app, I can tell you that you have neither of these things. The app itself is fine, it's the fact that it's $24 is what makes it significantly less worth it. Not to mention the developer, David Watanabe, is well known for his lack of support or email responses to customers. Anyone who has ever bothered with Acquisition (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7170/acquisition) will understand what I am getting at.
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Roaming-Nomad
04 February 2010
Version: 2.0v100
Obviously some people are just plain naive enough to purchase this program and obviously some people cannot read about the wonderful support. LOL I have tried xtorrent a few times and it just gets worse. Fewer trackers allow it than ever before and the constant crashes. No thanks, not even for free would I waste time on this ever again.
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Rodgerballard
04 February 2010
Version: 2.0v99
Feature wise it has what I need. The ability to search is one of the key features I like, and the results come back extremely fast with the easy ability to just pick the files I am looking for. It doesn't get much simpler, the ties back to iTunes are a welcome feature that further takes out the multi-step process involved in other clients. Price isn't much of an issue, when I evaluate free vs $25 for something I use quite often. This costs less than a friday night dinner. People have become pretty cheap these days. I've had no issues with stability. Seems to do just fine by me. Overall, I would pick it for the experience as a whole product, attention to detail in the UI, the ability to search within the product. If your looking for something that's free, or has an incomprehensibly huge menu of options or rather don't mind doing your searches manually, then this may not be the product for you. Pretty surprised by some of the quality of the reviews. - Docking 4 stars because it doesn't include the list of changes, without first checking the authors site? - Docking 4 stars because you found a free solution that works for you? Seriously? Free is fine, but this app is now worth 1 star because there's something free? I am not going to bother trashing other torrent clients either. Transmission is a good client as well. uTorrent for Mac isn't too bad although still needs some spit shine. I would still say though that Xtorrent is a viable competitor given the features it brings to the table and the well done design.
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The-Jtizzle
31 January 2010
Version: 2.0v99
This app has really, really, come a long way. I used to be a die hard Transmission fan but have almost converted over completely. The only missing feature to this app I would like to see a quick link to the torrent site so I could read comments and such. one the down side once in a while I get a 10 second beach ball when I get several downloads going, but it's far and in between. If you want to see the more recent update try the app out. The built in auto update always shows whats being tweaked or added. Yes the dev is not the greatest people person, and it's a little over priced, but the easy of use, saved time has really made me believer in this very solid app.
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Kankei71
31 January 2010
Version: 2.0v99
"Version x.xx: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated." Many updates recently but always without any info on what's updated.
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Ca
31 January 2010
Version: 2.0v99
Transmission is FREE. Just saying.
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Frodo-life
30 January 2010
Version: 2.0v98
latest version freezes my Mac Mini repeatedly when running, as soon as xtorrent is not running no problems. had to hard reset 3 time now DEVELOPER PLEASE TEST YOUR SOFTWARE BEFORE YOU RELEASE IT
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Ry-ma
29 January 2010
Version: 2.0v98
This arrogant chap does not offer update prices. Do not buy!
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Rickmay
29 January 2010
Version: 2.0v98
This version just hangs again...
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Everlast_34
28 January 2010
Version: 2.0v98
The bad: Buyer beware. Developer doesn't help or respond and the app constantly crashes and freezes. The good: looks pretty. The facts: It's easier to download Transmission and do a google search for torrents.
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Olepir
21 January 2010
Version: 2.0v95
dont buy it! you can easily replace this with transmission + torrent search app
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L-G-S
12 January 2010
Version: 2.0v93
Very nice BitTorrent client, great interface and features. The developer has been comprometed with the application recently improving performance and correcting bugs. Lets hope he'll continue brining it.
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Ikir
11 January 2010
Version: 2.0v93
Fast, simple, integrated and with a good search features (you can add torrent sites too). It is the perfect torrent client on the market! Performance are great too. It could be cheaper.
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22duke
11 January 2010
Version: 2.0v91
be careful this update will delete all active torrents you have and will NOT resume anything after the update. DEVELOPER DON'T MAKE UPDATES WHICH DO NOT START AGAIN WHERE WE LEFT OFF BEFORE THE UPDATE
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Rochade
07 January 2010
Version: 2.0v90
I have to say I never had any problems with this application. I can't see where the problems are so I only can give my opinion here. This torrent client is very easy to use and has a great UI. It works as it should, so there is no negative rating from my point. Of course I will add another review whenever I should come into trouble. So I suggest: try it out and see if it works for you.
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Mrwombat
05 January 2010
Version: 2.0v89
Works great when it works. The author is not only a total jerk but offers no support at all so buyer beware. I had problems with downloading files pausing for no reason while other files downloaded just fine. There was no explanation why the files kept pausing. I would restart the download it would work for a minute or less then it would automatically pause again. I emailed the author for support and after a week waiting received no response. I sent another request then another for support and still no response. I eventually searched the web to see if others were having similar problems and there were many with the same issue and no fix.Some have received responses from the author that were so rude and non-helpful I would never ever recommend doing business with this guy. I eventually tried downloading the same files with Vuze and Transmission, it worked perfectly. I wish I never bought the program since Vuze and Transmission do the same job for free.
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Everlast_34
04 January 2010
Version: 2.0v89
Constantly freezes and crashes. Contacted dev, but the response was no help. I sent another question, but those just werent answered at all. Bottom LIne: It's easier to google search the torrent you want, and then use something like Transmission to get the files. Save your money.
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Wade-Smith
27 December 2009
Version: 2.0v85
I've been saddled with numerous freezes of 2.0. In most cases, I do contact David and include the log dump of the crash. It searches well, albeit erratically, and will download popular and well-seeded files quickly and usually uninterruptedly. The newest version (.85) seems to have, at least on my own machine, a real problem conflict with NetBarrier- deep freeze. I've removed NetBarrier, but also had another bad freeze, even while running in Safe Mode. Ouch. I did send that crash dump on to the developer. He's always responded, which means he's looking into it- hell, what more can you ask of a developer? Not every problem for every person is going to be solved, to paraphrase Abe.
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Gseifert
25 December 2009
Version: 2.0v85
Started using this again after latest beta of Transmission started dying every 10 minutes. This has been stable under Snow, runs fast, great interface. Love it!!!!!!
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Ayampols
22 December 2009
Version: 2.0v84
There's a lot of potential to this app -- the idea of searching and downloading from a unified UI is a great (if not obvious) one for a bittorrent client. This app has a very nice incremental find control, and a very quick results screen population. It groups results by folders, and allows for selective downloads. The performance seems to be pretty good, and it does not take up a lot more CPU cycles than other bittorrent clients (which is not saying much, unfortunately). It does not allow much customization in terms of torrent search sites -- it fakes customization, because, although it does allow one to add custom search websites, the results from user-added sites do not appear in the same elegant results window as the built-in results. Overall the UI and search mechanics aren't bad -- they deserve attention and could one day be truly excellent. The main problem with this app is stability. It has no stability whatsoever. I highly recommend avoiding using this software on a Mac running any OS later than 10.6, or any Mac built in 2009. I have not tried it on other Macs or other operating system versions -- it may run as poorly on older Macs as it does on new ones. I have tried this on iMacs and MacBooks (Air and Pro) built in 2009. On all of these, it will, eventually but reliably, display a beachball cursor. The UI will freeze. The Activity Monitor will show that download activity has ceased, and the the app has stopped responding. Although this occurs with regularity, some activities almost guarantee the behavior: downloading many files (such as 10) at a reasonable speed (such as 150 Mb/sec) and canceling the download will more often than not freeze the app. This review is for the Pro version of the app. It doesn't really matter that I have had this experience on 4 different Macs. Perusing the reviews makes it clear that this is reproducible and happens to many people. Releasing an application in this condition is shameful. It is not just unethical to charge for it (which it is). I'm not complaining about the app, or the fact that the developer charges for it. This is not a complaint, it is an expression of opinion. I am saying only that it is shameful for a developer to release this to the public. Doing so is a reflection on this developer's hubris and quality of character. I have no regrets in paying for the app. To have the ability to warn others about this developer's standards and attitude toward end users, and to be able to do so comfortably, is worth the price of the software.
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Mycintosh
14 December 2009
Version: 2.0v84
I bought Xtorrent years ago, and continued (I never got the Live-Time Update, cause who knows how long you live?), I was happy to hear about Version 2 at first, cause V 1 was crashing all the time. But now it's even worse. The App hangs around every hour and needs to be forced to quit. That s*cks and bl*ws! Sorry, but I don't pay anymore.
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Maclover1-1
21 October 2009
Version: 2.0v83
I'll echo a comment made below by GUNTIS below. I would not mind paying an upgrade fee (though it had been said it was a lifetime registration... which GraphicConverter Lemke actually honors... BTW.. so it does exist... very rare). Anyway I don't mind an upgrade... but not full price ! I'm always amazed that people who potentially help a developer obtain a user base by being the early customers pool "guinea pigs" who end up being the ones who fork over most money over time (I'm saying guinea pig because I have purchased many a shareware (and even "regularware" that drowned a horrible death... and that ended up as money down the cyber drain for me..). That is not correct in my eyes... Sure we got more use out of it over time one could say that it made it possible for a developer to want to keep at it... so please always respect your early customers. That should be "Developer Etiquette 101".
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Buzzdata
10 October 2009
Version: 2.0v83
I have never understood the level of animosity that is directed at David Watanabe. Yes, he used libtransmission unattributed in an early version of XTorrent, a situation which he remedied pretty quickly. At its core, this is a licensing concern and IMHO does not justify the level of anger directed at this developer. I'm writing this comment to clear up some of the blatant mistruths being spread by Watanabe detractors on this site and others. I'm not affiliated with this developer in any way, but I have a real issue with this kind of misinformation. First, XTorrent has always worked well for me. I purchased a license for the product because I appreciated how polished and well-integrated the application is; I support shareware applications, especially when they are well written. I have never experienced the kind of instability that other users have claimed, even when being used heavily. The upgrade path for XTorrent is clear and well-documented. If you purchase the basic license, you will be paying full price for major new releases. While it would be nice if the author provided discounted upgrades, he is certainly not required to do so. The "Family Lifetime" and "1-user lifetime" licenses allow free upgrades for all new releases. My 1.x family lifetime license code worked just fine for the 2.0v83 release, and I have access to all "pro" features of the release. I did not, as some users have claimed, have to "pay again" to use my license code. An informal poll of several acquaintances who also use XTorrent revealed similar results; in fact, I was unable to find anyone who experienced difficulties using their existing licenses with the new version. XTorrent is not a "ripoff" of Transmission. The 1.x release used the open-source libtransmission library, which is a core set of libraries provided by the transmission authors SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PURPOSE of creating alternative bittorrent applications. This is NOT stealing! It is using the library as the authors intended. Watanabe's mistake was not in USING libtransmission, but rather was in not clearly stating that XTorrent used the libraries. This is not that uncommon a situation - XTorrent is hardly the first application written which got called out for lack of attribution. XTorrent 2.x no longer uses libtransmission - it uses a new mac-native Cocoa library called "XCore". Time will tell whether private trackers will have issues with the new release, but the new release doesn't appear to be affected by several private tracker's ban on transmission-based torrent clients. Are there other, free bittorrent clients available? Sure. I find them to be clunky and awkward to use, with inconsistent, poorly designed user interfaces, but to each his own. I do occasionally use Azureus as well, typically when I have to download something from a private tracker which blocks transmission-based clients.
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dwp-1
27 September 2009
Version: 2.0v83
I have never heard anything good about this developer. I have notice since he released Xtorrent V2 that most all searches from within Xtorrent V1 produce an error and it is totally useless now, forcing me to upgrade., that is sleazy. And there is no upgrade feature for Xtorrent v1 customers, very lame! I now believe all the complaints of his customers. Stay away from this developers software!
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Iconz113
20 September 2009
Version: 2.0v82
I really like this version 2, I can configure it to search all the torrent sites I want as well as track RSS feeds of torrent sites, its pretty fast too, However one thing with this is that 2 of my favorite torrent sites wont work with this app, maybe it has something to do with the sites being private and not public torrent sites. A feature that was added that I was happy about was the abiltiy to choose where the torrent is downloaded too as opposed to the last version that only downloaded to default location. other then that theres really nothing bad I can say. Im not going to judge the app based on the developer lmao. Why do so many people hate this guy?
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Jean-Eric-Godard
07 September 2009
Version: 2.0v82
Hooo, I call this a crook, I've bought the first version, and there's not upgrade plan. What kind of people are behind this? Anyway, never bought a product from this guy anymore.
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Robotank
07 September 2009
Version: 2.0v82
I've heard so many negative things about this developer over the last couple of years that I'm not even willing to try this. However, it's fairly obvious that this app is aimed at noob torrent users who are willing to pay $24 for an integrated search feature. Smart torrent users are using private trackers anyway, where such a feature is useless. Also, in my experience most private trackers have banned this client. Such bans are generally given because a client either doesn't work properly, contains spyware, or is a blatant ripoff of something else (it's been suggested that xTorrent is largely a ripoff of Transmission). It looks to me like anyone who's paid for this app has been taken.
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Guntis
02 September 2009
Version: 2.0v79
I paid full price for Xtorrent 1.0, I also added family pack, and also lifetime upgrades option. Now when v. 2.0 is out I'm asked to pay full price again. No sir, this I won't do. It's called cheating your customers.
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Mpez
29 August 2009
Version: 2.0v76
Have been using Xtorrent 2 for a little while now. Works well - no problems whatsoever. Lifetime upgrade serial number worked fine. This is the only seamless option for torrent downloads on the mac. Transmission is a good program, but the lack of integrated search is a deal breaker. Integrated search in Xtorrent is perfect. Avoids the need to trawl through a hundred porn/gambling strewn sites looking for the file you want. Re: developer. Yep, he is an unusual one there's no doubt - but he makes good looking software that works as advertised and is reasonably priced. Five stars *****.
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::mile::
27 August 2009
Version: 2.0v75
Your mileage may vary, but I really don't think that Xtorrent is crap…but then again, most of these rantings seem to come from people who don't even use it but just despise the developer in general…!? Anyway, I'm not here to rate Mr. Watanabe -- he may be a jerk or or scoundrel or not, I don't really know because I never had any kinds of problems with him, although I understand that for many people that's a big issue…but personally I don't really care… Nevertheless, for me Xtorrent is one of the best torrent clients on the market, albeit a bit overpriced, but the integrated search and RSS features fit my needs and I have always been very pleased with it…! It's sleek, fast, efficient and well-designed and it's sad that people keep bashing it just because they hold a grudge against the developer… (Yeah, all you haters feel free to give me frowny smileys as much as you like -- that doesn't change anything… ;)
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Max-Lee
24 August 2009
Version: 2.0v74
I'll reserve my review of XTorrent v2 for later but I will say I have used XTorrent for the past 2-3 years and its been very good to me. The integrated search is a great thing. V1 hangs on some torrents and searches so I am hoping v2 fixes that issue. (and no, I am do not know nor am I affiliated to the developer)
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Web-Jive
24 August 2009
Version: 2.0v74
My version 1.x serial number does not work with the upgrade although the developer stated it was a lifetime serial number.
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22duke
17 August 2009
Version: 2.0v73
ok why does my lifetime free upgrade serial number of xtorrent not work? why does the developer no even bother to reply to an email requesting a new working serial number? STAY AWAY AS FAR AS YOU CAN
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Squigles
16 August 2009
Version: 2.0v73
Great, an update! Horror! Hijacked by the fact there is a limit put on the number of seeds you can download from ................. UNLESS YOU PAY TO UPGRADE TO PRO!!! This I find is totally unacceptable.
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jordicohen
15 August 2009
Version: 2.0v73
Well I'm going to go against the flow here and post a positive review of xtorrent (kind of surprised at the low score actually). I've been a customer since version 1. Yes, I did email the developer a few times and never got a reply (so what they say about bad service is likely true). Yes, the software (v1) sometime freezes and it's quite annoying. However, the main appeal of xtorrent is the complete integration of torrent searches within the software. I have never had to use or even see a torrent website in two years. You just type what you want, and bingo it's there. Add the torrent rss feature and it makes this absolutely awesome. It took me a while to justify the cost and buy it, but in the end this is one of the software I use and enjoy the most and I never regretted it. I just upgraded to v2. I am happy to say that it seems much more stable (after having to delete my v1 preferences), and it hasn't frozen or has had any responsivity issues so far. Overall v2 appears to be virtually identical to v1, aside from the stability and a few extremely minor features. This is a bit disappointing given that old users must pay for a stable version, but as it stands, v2 is finally perfect (though I don't use private torrents, so I can't comment on those issues). The demo is crippled in that if you search for torrents, it seems like it only finds useless results, the pro version actually works properly. Anyways, this is a really good piece of software for torrenting, and if you are looking for a one-stop solution that makes life simple and doesn't require you to download .torrent files from websites, then this does work beautifully. And to my knowledge, there isn't any other software for mac that does this quite as well as xtorrent.
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mac-34
12 August 2009
Version: 2.0v73
Mudflapper, your last comment is absolutely irrelevant to our replies.
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Joeshmoe200us
12 August 2009
Version: 2.0v72
I've been using version 1 for over a year now and it is very conveniant and nicely made. The built in search feature was the deal breaker for me when I chose to buy it with the lifetime upgrades. However, I must say that it crashes on me all the time, making it a real annoyance. This would rightfully be a dealbreaker for most people, and is inexcusable for a paid product. This is something I hope has been fixed with version 2.0. Also, the update feature built into the program has NEVER worked for me, when ever I use it it says I have the most up2date version even when its not. I have to manually go to the website to get the new versions, and if I wasn't a regular macupdate user, I would never know when there was an update for the program. One feature I do like is the ability to set global bandwidths and then disable them for a certain time of day. For example I can set globabl bandwidths to download: 0 and upload: 0 while I'm at school or the library and using my computer for most of the day. Then I can set it to disable this bandwidth restricton from 1am-8am while I'm sleeping, and it can download/upload at full capacity. Also, the built in ability to add downloads to iTunes automatically is a real conveniance. I also, just downloaded the v2.0 and it took my lifetime upgrade key just fine. The biggest benefit of this program is just its ease of use and its ability to find torrents No searching for torrents and accidentally clicking on marketing links or being bombarded by adult advertisements.
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Steve K
12 August 2009
Version: 2.0v72
I purchased my license back in March of 2007. I just downloaded 2.0, hit the upgrade to Xtorrent Pro button, entered my license and was immediately upgraded to Pro. If anyone is having a problem with their license, try emailing David. I've contacted him numerous times for support and have always received a reply within a few days, at the most. I'm loving 2.0 so far.
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Threedee912
11 August 2009
Version: 2.0v72
Man, this thing is still being 'updated'? Nice looking interface and that's about it. Still buggy and crashes, and still banned on some trackers because it's still based on some old Transmission code. Not worth the $24. I'd recommend the new versions of Transmission, or even uTorrent if you want the site search feature.
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ultratiem
11 August 2009
Version: 2.0v71
Let's start off with the good. It's sexy. It looks good and is quite easy to use. Mimicking the traditional 'iTunes' interface, it is very pretty. Let's move onto the bad. It crashes. A lot. Been a problem since it was released and nothing has been done about it. When you have a stack of torrents downloading from poorly seeded sources, and your program crashes, it can be maddening! Without stability improvements, this program seriously cripples itself due to its poor programming. It is also banned on nearly all private trackers. Anyone with access to these places will find that Xtorrent is completely useless. Works just fine on public trackers (like Pirate Bay). The lack of updates. This program went for almost a year without an update. That would be fine if there was nothing to update, but the crashes are well documented and ignored by the brash and arrogant developer (David Watanabe). So be prepared for little to no support when you shell out your hard earned cash. And lastly, the ugly. Paul Watanabe. This guy is infamous in the Mac developer community and with good reason. Let's take his current pricing structure. v1 adopters were promised "updates for life." Well, they got screwed. Paul released v2 and instead of honouring his commitments to the people that pay his bills, he forked the version, choosing to release a "crippled version" and a "pro version". The crippled version went to the public that either adopted the program from v1 or never paid for it. The pro version costs money. Take your chances, but when you deal with a jerk, eventually you will be screwed. If the built in search function or general look of the program is enough incentive to jump in the pool with the shark, then by all means, plop down your hard earned money.
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Killer-Klown-Kar
11 August 2009
Version: 2.0v71
Why would anyone use, and even pay for something like this when the wonderful µTorrent is available?
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Mibrilane
09 August 2009
Version: 2.0v66
Paying for anything that allows you to get stuff that isn't free for free means you're paying the wrong person.
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Cuneyt
09 August 2009
Version: 2.0v66
only Leopard... developer dumped us Tiger users..
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Mpez
09 August 2009
Version: 2.0v66
Works great. As to why you wouldn't just go with transmission - search. If transmission had it, we'd use it. It doesn't, this does. Search is fast, the whole application is slick. Was worried by comments below about lifetime upgrade not working - entered my activation code from Xtorrent 1 - worked straight away upgrading me to the Pro version. Can only imagine that it is the old DW haters hijacking another forum. This is a great app, highly recommended.
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$25.00

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  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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