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uTorrent
FREE / Windows / macOS
BitTorrent client

Overview

uTorrent is a highly-efficient, feature-rich BitTorrent client for Windows. It’s designed to utilize as little CPU and Memory as possible while providing all the functionality you’d expect from an advanced client. With uTorrent, you can download torrents faster, even those with fewer seeds, and contribute by sharing bandwidth and files.

uTorrent has all the bells and whistles of a BitTorrent client, e.g., scheduling, Mainline DHT, and bandwidth management, as well as additional features like a unique protocol detecting and correcting heavy traffic. However, it’s important to note that there are ads included inside the program as it is freeware. Although most ads are harmless, our recommendation would be avoiding them entirely. If we were to talk about the cons, this is the only downside of uTorrent.

Once installed, you can start using the client immediately. It has a pretty straightforward interface without any bloated features. When downloading a torrent, you can either use the magnet link or the torrent file and choose a destination for download. If the torrent file contains multiple files inside, uTorrent will display them in the “content” tab listed below. You can also find other details like file size, name, date, comment, etc.

Moreover, you can prioritize a specific download, create sub-folders, skip hash checks, etc. Based on the file size and seeds, your download will begin shortly. On the downloads window, you’ll find details like Download status, Down speed, File-size, Health, ETA, Up speed, Rating, and so on. If you’re downloading torrents in batch, uTorrent lets you delete, share, and perform other functions.

uTorrent facilitates peer-to-peer sharing among users and works perfectly on all platforms, including Mac, Windows, and Linux. Features like RSS feed, bandwidth scheduler, etc. are also present. When you choose a specific torrent file, it gives you options like Info, Files, Peers, Ratings, Trackers, etc. at the bottom. When the download stops, you’ll see it as “Seeding,” indicating you can now delete it from the queue.

Key Features:

  • Help menu items for BitTorrent Labs
  • BitTorrent Labs icon to the status bar
  • Change logging in settings to eliminate OpenX
  • Overlay image when "i" is hovered-over
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • IPv6 support/ Teredo Tunneling
  • Custom PDD
  • Peer exchange
  • UPnP support for all Windows versions
  • Protocol Encryption

uTorrent is an incredibly useful software for torrent lovers. It facilitates torrent sharing and downloads of all kinds of media files. You can download torrents faster and download multiple files simultaneously. The interface is also user-friendly. Overall, if you’re looking for a reliable torrent client, uTorrent is a good contender.

Changelog

Windows version 3.5.5.45449:
  • Fix several memory leaks
  • Dlive integration
  • Fix bencoding parsing bug. – Thanks to Guy Levin for reporting
  • Avoid crash for unhandled setting type by returning empty string
  • Verify sig/cert if requested when attempting process attach
  • Fix AV install update progress

macOS version 1.8.7.45548 :

Sorry, we don't have any changelog information available yet for version 1.8.7.45548 of uTorrent for macOS. Sometimes publishers take a little while to make this information available, so please check back in a few days to see if it has been updated.