In the past decade or so, the torrenting industry lets call it, has seen its fair share of ups and downs. Understand this. As an activity, torrenting is not considered to be illegal. What makes torrenting illegal is the content of the files that are shared via torrenting. Essentially speaking, torrenting just facilitates the sharing of files.That’s it.
It’s copyright infringement and internet piracy which is what is bringing torrenting to shambles today. This doesn’t mean that you should stop torrenting, no. At the end of the day, that choice lies in your hands.
But remember, with torrenting, there is always a slight chance that you can be sued for your actions. All that we are saying is be aware. Know what you are doing before you do anything that you might regret later on. Secure yourself with high tech services like VPN, which keep you anonymous.
If you already use torrents, you know some of the popular torrent sites where you can download torrents from. Kickass, PirateBay, yada..yada. But when you come to Torrent Downloader Softwares, what names spring up? Anything other than uTorrent? We have got your back.
Here Are, 8 Best Torrent Downloader Softwares
For starters, Tixati is easy to install, easy to use. The download speed is extremely quick, very close to matching that of uTorrent. It makes the peer-selection process extremely efficient and don’t worry, there won’t be any advertisements that get on your nerves.
It incorporates RC4 connection encryption for added security. Apart from the generic features that torrent downloader softwares come with, RSS, IP filtering and Event scheduler are some features that make Tixati stand-out from a competition.
The deluge torrent software works on all the major Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix, and IOS. The stand-out features of this particular torrent downloader software is that it’s extremely space-efficient in computer memory/processing terms.
It barely takes up any space and, the processing power that it requires barely puts any stress on the computers of today. Don’t worry, this doesn’t affect the download speed at all. It is extremely quick and very competitive when compared to other software. The software has three main user interfaces and collection of plugins that embody utilitarian characteristics.
To kill two birds with one stone, Tribler has set itself apart as both: a torrent search platform and a torrent downloader software. Apple users don’t have the option of using this service as Tribler is a software that only works on the Windows OS and its variations like XP & Vista.
It’s an open-source software which stresses on anonymity with the help of modern encryption methods. Side-by-side while downloading, you can also stream your videos and watch it before even the download completes. The user interface is designed in a manner that makes sharing files extremely simple, quick and convenient.
Tribler wasn’t for you, that’s okay. MAC/Apple users pay attention now. This is the first torrent downloader that you should download on your device. Similar to Tribler however, it is an open source software that’s very easy to use. Once you get used to the interface, you can set custom settings for yourself such as, ‘bad peer blocklists’; a useful tool provided that you know how to use it.
Now you must be thinking, why should you download ‘Transmission’ first? It doesn’t sound too special? Just use it once. The download speed, the interface, the ease of use, everything will make you fall in love with it almost instantly.
Boxopus is a slightly different torrent downloader software when compared to the above four. For starters, it isn’t a free service. To use it, you need to subscribe to it either on a weekly, monthly or daily basis. Next, it is a cloud-based service. What that essentially means is that everything that you download will get saved onto your Google Drive account. The benefit of this being, you always have access to your files wherever you are as long as you have access to Wi-fi or the internet. Encrypted, that it is.
A brief overview of the subscription prices are: 7 days: $1.49; 3 months: $14.99; 12 months: $49.99.
The one torrent downloader software that every Tom, Dick & Harry knows: uTorrent. Down to features or clever marketing? That topic is open for all of you hardcore torrent-downloaders to discuss. But let’s give credit where credit is due. As a torrent downloader software, uTorrent is almost the ‘complete package’.
It’s super easy to use, easy to understand, the user interface is such that even a newbie can get accustomed to it within a couple of hours and to top it all up: it’s extremely fast. It uses less than 2mb of your computer’s memory and what’s really cool about uTorrent is that its updates are actually something to look forward to.
Using popularity as the metric, if one had to decide the two most popular torrent downloader software, Vuze would come a close second just behind uTorrent. But using Vuze or let’s say, ‘exploiting’ Vuze to its full capacity is not an easy task. The software is stocked with features.
It is highly probable that a relatively experienced Vuze user learns to do something new a couple of months into using it. Vuze software comes in two versions: one, which is free and the other which is paid and costs $14.99. If one had to describe Vuze in one word, that word would be: powerful.
BitComet is a torrent downloader software that has an intriguing and rather interesting interface. It’s fast and powerful and compatible with multiple different modern BitTorrent protocols. In an attempt to solve one of the most annoying problems that downloaders face, one that of incomplete seeding.
BitComet uses some unique ‘Long-Term Seeding Technology’ that helps eliminate the inconvenience that’s caused by 99% download complete torrents. Download preview and disk caching are two other unique features that help BitComet come across as a slightly different torrent downloader software.
At the end of the day, there’s no perfect torrent downloader software. It all depends on you, your priorities and what you use torrents for. There’s a reason why there are so many options available in the market. If you had to listen to us, one would say that try downloading two or three different software’s.
Work on all of them for a couple of weeks. Decide what suits you and then delete the others or just keep them, that’s ultimately your wish. Also, all this counsel if only for you serious users. Everyday users: just pick, be a little patient and revel in the marvels of torrenting.