Xtorrent
Xtorrent 2.1v171
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BitTorrent client.   Shareware ($25.00)
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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
Version 2.1v171: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later



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Ry.ma commented on 18 Oct 2012
$ 25 for an app, of which there are equally good in freeware. The support is sickening. You get no response.
[Version 2.1v168]


burypromote
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Donperreault commented on 21 Jun 2012
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!
[Version 2.1v168]


burypromote
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n@ncy reviewed on 09 Jun 2012
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.
[Version 2.1v167]


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Xander reviewed on 26 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 2.1v165]

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burypromote
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Pl_svn replied on 26 Mar 2012
yes: haven't touched it in months and... had to switch to Transmission, as *nothing* comes through Xtorrent anymore.

attempting to deal with the developer (if by pure chance he cares to answer) ... trust me: better not! =:-/
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davoroups reviewed on 16 Jan 2012
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.
[Version 2.1v165]


burypromote
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JetsSetter reviewed on 06 Nov 2011
Pay $25 for torrent client - that is absurd ...
Think about it ...
[Version 2.1v165]


burypromote
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MrJasper reviewed on 02 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 2.1v162]


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Ikir reviewed on 26 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 2.1v161]

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cksum replied on 26 Sep 2011
Amazing? You clearly have a low bar. The interface was nice back in 2007. Now it's tired and showing its age. Transmission is better in every way. And the current beta builds are introducing nice Lion popovers. Oh, and this things is (and always will be) banned on every single private tracker... which is crippling if you are into more than just pirating off Pirate Bay! If you want to fork over $25 to a smarmy, lowlife who stole other people's hard work to make his client, why not donate that money to one of the many, many free alternatives?
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Ikir replied on 26 Sep 2011
I don't have a low bar, i like xTorrent simple interface. Indeed i agree with most you said, but i think torrent is still a great app even if the dev is not supportive or updates are minor. For sure i would NOT buy it today, since uTorrent and other client are pretty good and free, but since i've paid it many years ago and now it is still work ok from me (anyway i use torrent very very little since i don't pirate anything). Don't worry i always donate to free software i use, i've lost count on many donation i've done for my Mac and Amiga software over years. Still i like xTorrent.
burypromote

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Blamanche replied on 25 Mar 2012
I have not had any luck w/ any of the trial versions. I have to confess that I do not have time to sort out the the technical issues but that is why the app is supposed to be worth $25; that should not be necessary.
I bought Acquisition for $25 and the Mr. Watanabe is an @$$. He bailed on support and REFUSES to respond to emails at all.
He does not deserve a nickel of anyone's money.
Just about any app that downloads torrents works fairly well for that and the thing that I would get xTorrent for would be that it makes finding torrents simple. So if the Dev was to start actually supporting what he sells he'd stand to make some serious $$ but it is well documented here and else where that he prefers being an @$$...
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pattias reviewed on 12 Sep 2011
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
[Version 2.1v160]

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burypromote
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Ikir replied on 26 Sep 2011
Update! Imho it is absurd to still use 10.5 when in Mac land OS are cheap and full of new features. SNow leopard is very fast buy it.
Naturally if you are on a PPC mac... then sorry time to upgrade.
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Ryszard reviewed on 17 Aug 2011
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.
[Version 2.1v160]

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Mudflapper replied on 16 May 2012
Still works fine for me under Lion.
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D1986 had trouble on 15 Nov 2011
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
[Version 2.1v165]


burypromote

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mtlx had trouble on 25 Jun 2011
Xtorrent display "max" of 6 search engines for me. On the result page of Xtorrent I checked "display results grouped by websites" then I see never more than 6 websites... I have 25 listed in my xtorrent options (and yes they should work fine, I checked each one individually, everything is working fine using the "%@" query) :-(

I tried to display each one in a tab... and all my search engines are working fine, I mean I can see in each tab the webpage corresponding to the search engine and results corresponding to my search(es). But it's a pain in the ass to have to click on each tab... Xtorrent is supposed to group result in 1 view !

I'm a Pro user of it (yes, I paid for it a long time ago in a galaxy far far away on the new Mac planet). Does anyone else have the same problem as me (limited number of results/websites) ? Does anyone has a solution ?

Thanks a lot

P.S : I understand some would not like Xtorrent and/or his developer for the concept behind it (take an opensource program, change the color and the name and ask for money) but I really like the search feature integrated in Xtorrent : 1 search field, 1 view, choices of results :-) ... when it works.
[Version 2.1v155]


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tiggerinsha had trouble on 03 Apr 2011
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!
[Version 2.0v135]


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hellokitty had trouble on 12 Jan 2009
I have OSX Tiger. I've just started using XTorrent. First, I download the music, then I transfer the folders on my desktop to their playlists. After I trash the desktop folders I find that I can't play anything. There's an exclamation mark against each one. What am I not getting? Thanks.
[Version 1.1v53]

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TSMelo replied on 15 Jan 2009
Your iTunes preferences are probably not set to copy imported items to the library... After you check that, it should be fine (the music will be copied and then you can trash the downloaded files).

One more thing: Xtorrent is the worst torrent client out there... Since you have just started using it, I would advise you to change to a better client, like Vuze, uTorrent or Transmission...
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Petri had trouble on 06 Nov 2008
I have been using Xtorrent Pro in China since its beginning and was very happy about it.
Until 2 days ago, I can't find anything anymore, the search keeps beeing empty.

What is happening ?

Is it due to the fact that Xtorrent is not being updated anymore ?
[Version 1.1v53]

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burypromote
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pehpsi.3 commented on 09 Nov 2008
Might be this?

http://torrentfreak.com/china-hijacks-popular-bittorrent-sites-081108/
burypromote
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Petri replied on 09 Nov 2008
Yes indeed...

problem solved, I was very surprised to see the redirection of all these torrent websites to Baidu, but now everything's back...

great !
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macjordan had trouble on 16 Apr 2008
...well that fix was short lived it is back to freezing up. For a paid app I am highly disappointed on this update. Can I get the older version somewhere?
[Version 1.1v53]


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macjordan had trouble on 15 Apr 2008
ok well I fixed the freezing issue by using app zapper and only deleting the xtorrent app support folder, the org.xlife.Xtorrent.plist file, and the xtorrent cache. Unfortunately i lost all the torrent i had in there, but i did go back and find the original torrent files online and when I started them up they started where they had left off. There really should be a fix for this as it is giving the app a bad name. The app seems to work great after this simple fix.
[Version 1.1v53]


burypromote
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Sivanamaom had trouble on 23 Oct 2007
Found why it was not working as it should. The Speed Download Plugin from the Speed Download Program was making all the problems.
Now I have uninstalled Speed Download. (10/23/2007, Version: 1.1v50)
[Version 1.1v50]


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Mudflapper had trouble on 13 Jul 2007
I've been using Xtorrent every single day for months and months and I think it has only crashed once.

Why don't we try to figure out why some of you are having problems with stability.

1) Are you running OS 10.4.10?
2) Are you running any hacks?
3) What do you have in your Login Items?
4) Have you tried running Xtorrent under another user?
5) What other apps are you running at the same time as Xtorrent?
[Version 1.0v45]

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Adrianb replied on 13 Jul 2007
1) Yes

2) No

3) Just a couple of standard items that every other piece of software can get along with.

4) No

5) Non

The crashes, the hangs on quitting, the unability to complete downloads that are already complete (a bug in v44) are all real bugs in Xtorrent, not because of a buggy environment.

The complete lack of support to paying customers (zero response from developer, help, documentation etc) are real problems as well.

(Besides that Xtorrent is far to quick on delete real files, it's very easy to delete by mistake when all you want is to remove a torrent from a list.)
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Mudflapper commented on 13 Jul 2007
I don't think it's all Xtorrent's fault though, because if it was I'd be crashing all the time too.

I keep my copy running all day, all night, nearly every day, and I never have these problems. So Xtorrent alone can't be the reason.

I would think your next step is to create a new user, install Xtorrent under it, then try running it there and see if your problems continue.

Let us know!

Oh, almost forgot, make sure you have no font issues. Corrupt fonts cause crashes constantly and it's a real pain in the ass. I use Linotype FontExplorer (free and awesome) to wrangle my font collection and clean the font caches occasionally. Also, make sure your system fonts folder only contains fonts installed by the Mac OS. Font Explorer has a function that takes care of that as well.

Then I would execute the automation item with Onyx (also free and awesome) which will run daily, weekly and monthly maintenance scripts, clean caches, etc.
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Igaucho replied on 13 Jul 2007
I'm also confused by all the complaints about crashes. I use Xtorrent fairly regularly (maybe about once or twice a week) and I have never had a crash yet. Not even on the last beta versions when I first decided to try it out. It almost makes me wonder what people are doing to their Macs since I have experienced none of those problems on either of my machines (PPC and Intel). I will admit though that I did lose some torrents when upgrading once or twice to a new version. Sure it was an inconvenience. Aside from that Xtorrent is enjoyable to use and I feel that the developer is doing a decent job of working the bugs out.
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Mudflapper replied on 13 Jul 2007
I have to agree iGaucho. And now that you mention it, I remember losing a couple of torrents after an upgrade, back in the pre 1.x days. Other than that, it's worked like a dream-a complete joy to use.

However, there has got to be something going on here because the number of complaints about crashing has recently grown.

I'm convinced there's some conflict between Xtorrent and a mystery application on these users' Macs. Maybe we're not having any problems because we're not running 1 tiny little app they happen to be running.

It would just be cool to figure this out, that's all.
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misecia had trouble on 12 Jul 2007
i was having major problems with 1.0v44, especially with dropped files. So i reinstalled 1.0v42 over 1.0v44 and most of the problems with the older version have now gone. might be of some use to some people. Don't know why this is but i"ve been using 1.0v42 for the last 6 hours now with any problems.
[Version 1.0v44]

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misecia replied on 12 Jul 2007
last bit should have been without any problems... DOH!!

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Adamd rated on 11 May 2013

[Version 2.1v171]



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nobody2011 rated on 22 Jun 2012

[Version 2.1v168]



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iPoopStore rated on 21 Jun 2012

[Version 2.1v168]



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Gitteboy rated on 17 May 2012

[Version 2.1v167]



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Macbond rated on 03 Nov 2011

[Version 2.1v165]



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Macbond rated on 31 Oct 2011

[Version 2.1v164]



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Macbond rated on 30 Oct 2011

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Kgx rated on 29 Oct 2011

[Version 2.1v163]



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::mile:: rated on 26 Sep 2011

[Version 2.1v161]



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Cybercat-Hk rated on 26 Sep 2011

[Version 2.1v161]


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Version Downloads:15,314
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Shareware
Date:26 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $25.00
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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


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