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Bittorrent client forked from Azureus.

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BiglyBT overview

BiglyBT is a feature-filled, open-source, ad-free bittorrent client. Forked from the Azureus open-source project created in 2003, BiglyBT continues its development, and keeps all the features you've loved. If you are already using Azureus or Vuze, you'll have the option to copy and migrate the config settings, downloads, and plugins.

  • Downloading
    • Swarm Merging to complete torrents that do not have all the available bits, and to speed up downloading
    • Rate limiting globally, by download, by tag, by peer-set (e.g. peers from a given country), by network (public/I2P) and even by peer. Overall capacity limits are also supported to work with ISP limits. Limits can also be scheduled by time of day etc.
    • WebTorrent support - BiglyBT can download and seed to WebTorrent peers. There is also a built-in WebTorrent tracker.
  • Control
    • Robust settings. If you want to control it, there’s probably a setting for it!
    • Remote controlling via Android app (any android app that supports the Transmission RPC will do, but we recommend ).
  • Organization, Discovery, and Social
    • Tags and Categories. Allows you also to set share ratios, file locations, speed limits, etc for a group of torrents.
    • Meta-search, with the ability to add and create custom site templates
    • Swarm Discoveries which lists torrents that other people have downloaded along with the torrents you download.
    • Tag Discovery to discover what other users have tagged content with. This can be very helpful before deciding to download the content.
    • Subscriptions to RSS feeds as well as search results. You can also create your own subscription feed to share with others
    • Decentralized ratings and comments. You can view them before the torrent is added to BiglyBT.
    • Decentralized public and anonymous chats with default channels for individual torrents, tags, subscriptions, and trackers
  • Privacy/Security
    • I2P support (using I2P DHT) for anonymous downloading
    • Detection of VPNs for better integration
    • Ability to proxy search results, subscriptions, and internal browser connections through Tor if site is inaccessible
  • Content
    • Media Playback
    • Media Conversion (Transcoding)
    • UPnP Media Server and DLNA support, allowing devices to connect and browse your content, and allowing BiglyBT to send content directly to devices.
    • RSS to chat publisher for sharing content streams via chat
    • Decentralized content replication for sharing arbitrary modifiable files

What’s new in version

Updated on Jul 08 2022

  • FEATURE: Tag | Added "countTrackers()" Tag constraint function [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Tag | Tag button alignment options [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Tag | Added option to hide swarm tags in tags overview [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Tag | Add right-click Tags Overview header menu to get to Tag options [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Tag | Added "select tag" button to auto-tagging/import folder config settings [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Added a "relocate" mode to "search for existing data files" [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Option to only enforce one-operation-per-file-system for write operations [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Option to ensure re-check on complete occurs before potential move [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Option to mark subscription results found in BiglyBT as read [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Added support for subscription filter inheritance [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Added option to add download specific sub-directory to move-on-complete folder [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Added a "launch content" library option to launch largest playable file [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | New "Subscription Templates" to allow common filters to be inherited [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Option to mark a subscription result as read in all subscriptions [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Core | Option to delay file checks for incomplete downloads to improve startup times [Parg]
  • FEATURE: Plug | Support for creating subscriptions for file-size based RCM lookups [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Shift+C on sidebar entry to mark all read in subscription [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added menu item to show details of file links for selected downloads [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added optional library header; Library options menu link [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Show file auto-priority settings in open-torrent-options dialog [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added backward+forward library navigation toolbar items [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added menu option to mark multiple subscription results read/unread [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added "public" and "update interval" columns to Subscriptions view [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Handle some confusable Unicode chars in various table filters [Parg,fubar99]
  • FEATURE: UI | Add legend to swarm view [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added menu option to create subs template when none defined [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added a right-bar view [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | New "Piece Blocks" view [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added a "Done (bytes)" library column [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Add option to only show category buttons in library complete section [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Right-click header option on Progress column to disable 3D look [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added option to disable gradient fill for table/sidebar selection [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Added private-torrent column to Library [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Option to disable table header gradient fill [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | Order column header menu option to set from current sort [Parg]
  • FEATURE: UI | New Peers view column to show percentage we have that peer wants [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Tag | Change cat/tag library button alignment to right when no title [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Tag | Auto-tag BiglyBT update torrents [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Tag | Remove the option to set a Tag as "public" when it can't be public [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Tag | Reworked tag group rename a bit [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Enforce a minimum TCP outgoing peer connection timeout [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Base re-check order on remaining not overall size [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Improve search for existing files when multiple candidates [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Re-apply up/down rate limits when peer reconnects [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | More efficient subscription result marking for multiple selection [Parg]
  • CHANGE: Core | Select IPv4 tracker override address over IPv6 for UDP [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Remove spaces from hash strings copied to clipboard in a few places [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Show "search for existing files" in fancy menu for stopped downloads [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | If we're trying to show options make sure mode is high enough [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Don't allow combo/spinner to grab mouse-wheel scroll from config panel [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Open multiple torrent options dialogs behind active one [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Darker config section highlight in dark mode [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Swarm view rework [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | CTRL+enter in open-url dialog to accept input [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Request attention for download that moves to incomplete from complete [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Don't prompt a bazillion times on multiple tag import [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Make it more obvious which tag buttons selected in library view [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Make filter box slight less manky in dark mode [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Add/remove plugin config sections dynamically [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Internationalize a few Vivaldi Strings [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Blocked IP log initial scroll positioning [ferdnyc]
  • CHANGE: UI | More consistent table size column alpha/font setting [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Appropriate F9 for the right-bar [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Removed borders around some tabbed folders [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Remove superfluous line at top of sidebar [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | Use painted tags for tag group column [Parg]
  • CHANGE: UI | pt_BR: Brazilian Portuguese translation update [Havokdan]
  • CHANGE: UI | tr_TR: Turkish translation update [BouRock]
  • CHANGE: UI | ru_RU: Russian translation update [adem4ik]
  • CHANGE: UI | sl_SI: Slovenian translation update [upwinxp]
  • CHANGE: UI | vi_VN: Vietnamese translation update [Natsu Dragneel]
  • CHANGE: UI | zh_CN: Simplified Chinese translation update [hypnotichemionus]
  • BUGFIX: Tag | Fix up tag button long-press cheese [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Tag | Fix long-press not removing from auto-remove-only tag [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Ignore potential NPE in getInterfaceAddresses [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Ensure correct timeout is used for various protocols [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Fix re-check not occurring when new files created [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Don't create a file as a side effect of getting its length [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Don't put partial files into recycle bin on delete [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Log when direct file rename fails [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Check if download already destroyed before saving disk manager state [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: Core | Don't allow seeding rules to queue force started downloads [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | A couple of dark mode fixes for chat UI [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix accelerator key being processed twice [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix up some more menu separator issues and remove collapse-all from peer [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix some duplicate menu separators [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix NPE when copy peer details to clipboard [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix toolbar sidebar switch button again [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix "show title" not seeming to persist [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | No "enable simple view" option for classic ui [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Need to invalidate sort cells for correct sorting [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix open-torrent dialog not showing on activate on OSX [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | fix toolbar files-exist enable logic [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix Files View resetting on file complete with incomplete-suffix [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Various subscription UI fixes and additional menus [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix stats view incorrectly showing 100% done when few bytes left [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Ensure subscription filters not lost across view switches [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Redraw empty tables on row height change so alternative colours update [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix highlighting in config view [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix "update now" button not always visible in subscription filters [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix issue with tab style dashboard builds with a single item [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Swarm view dark mode fixes [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix multiple requests to show same config section not working [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Account for shell margin/padding [TuxPaper]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix Order column icons not syncing correctly on change [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Can't sensibly sort by column-setup sample column [Parg]
  • BUGFIX: UI | Fix invalid image resize attempts [Parg]





32.5 MB

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App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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Feb 16 2019
Feb 16 2019
Will you be releasing a "Dark" version for Mojave?
Jul 21 2018
Jul 21 2018
It works just as well as Vuze without the annoying ads. Well...as it turns out kernel_task spikes in usage between 65-70% everytime I use it. And the process keeps running for up to 4 hours afterwards. Not fun. Slows down everything on my Mac.
Aug 30 2017
Aug 30 2017
Thanks. Its a fork of Vuze without the adware injected on it. At least thus it seems to be of entrance. No problem with the anti-virus nor sees nothing extra installed (with my limited knowledge).
Aug 9 2017
Aug 9 2017
What a terrible name. These guys must be Trump supporters.
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