On Wikipedia they tell us very well: BitTorrent is a protocol designed for peer-to-peer file sharing on the Internet. It is one of the most common protocols for transferring large files. Bram Cohen designed the protocol in April 2001 and published its first implementation on July 2, 2001. It is currently maintained by Cohen’s company – BitTorrent, Inc. There are numerous BitTorrent clients available for various operating systems.
This is very good, but to know what it really is, the following must be taken into account: Instead of downloading the file from a single server, the BitTorrent protocol allows users to join each other in a swarm to download and upload the file simultaneously.
This is the important thing. When you download a .torrent file, you have to take into consideration that you are automatically becoming part of a network that shares the file. While downloading a movie, other people are using the parts you have downloaded on your computer to speed up its download; and all in a transparent way, you don’t have to do anything complicated.
Which is the best BitTorrent? What is the best program to download torrents?
After trying a lot, and taking a few disappointments (for example with uTorrent, which got me a malware on my Mac), the one I currently use is a program that has been with us for a lifetime and works great: Deluge.
It is one of the most powerful torrents download programs thanks to its plugins. Do you want something similar to uTorrent without unwanted software? It can be achieved. Do you want to add downloads in alphabetical order, move downloaded files to specific directories according to the type of file, adjust the speed according to the speed of the network, program everything, or integrate it with Chrome or Firefox? With Deluge, you can do it. It is available for free for Linux, Mac OS X or Windows.
You can also use the official BitTorrent client, but the truth is that Deluge works really well and is a trusted program.
Is it worth µTorrent a try? The truth is that I do not recommend it at all. I have not had good experiences with this program. A few years ago I used it, but suddenly it started installing unwanted programs, and the truth is that it is not worth downloading at this time.
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Is Transmission worth it? This is another torrent client that I have used in the past. They had security problems and began to infect the users with malware. It hasn’t happened again, but I don’t trust it.
Is Xtorrent worth it (Many people look for it on Torrent X)? This program is not bad, but it has not been updated for quite some time.
If you really don’t like Deluge as a torrent client, I recommend you download Folx, a good download manager that works for everything. You can download torrents by trackers or through magnet links. It also has a Pro version that allows you to search for torrents within the program directly.