Top 5 BitTorrent Clients For Windows 10 & 8.1
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Today we will focus the best BitTorrent clients for Windows. Torrents are what they call P2P technology and they continues to dominate the internet when it comes to downloading and uploading content. Before we give you the list of the Bittorrent clients for Windows 10, lets find out what is a ‘torrent’ and if it is legal, safe and ultimately if it is even worth your time to use.
What Are Torrents?
A Torrent is a file extension for a BitTorrent file format used by BitTorrent clients. Torrent files contain text and point out the trackers for a download to begin downloading from distributors (known as seeders or uploaders) and requesting clients (known as leechers or downloaders).
- Are Torrents Safe?
Tricky question but mostly yes, but sometimes no because you can download a file that has a virus or some spyware/malware attached to it. Make sure you only download from validated sources.
- Are Torrents Legal?
Yes and no, again it depends on where you live and what type of files you are downloading. Just use your own judgement and don’t download too much, if I can give you any advice it would be that, don’t download 10TB of files all day and be surprised when your ISP sends you an email or letter asking you, “Wtf are you downloading?”
uTorrent is a the most popular BitTorrent client, distributed by the creators of the BitTorrent protocol. uTorrent was designed to use as little of the computer’s resources as possible while offering a lot of the functionality expected from ‘full-featured’ clients, it works perfectly for Windows 10.
- Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled – Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 188.8.131.52, and now BitComet 0.63) and peer exchange.
- Resource-Friendly – µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources – typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren’t there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 160 KB in size.
- Skinnable and Localized – Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are available, and creating your own is very simple. µTorrent also has support for localization, and with a language file present, will automatically switch to your system language. If your language isn’t available, you can easily add your own, or edit other existing translations to improve them!
- Actively Developed and Improved – The developer puts in a lot of time working on features and making things more user friendly. Releases only come out when they’re ready, with no schedule pressures, so the few bugs that appear are quickly addressed and fixed.
Tixati is a proprietary cross-platform BitTorrent client written in C++ designed to be light on system resources. Its developers release standalone and portable versions with each new client versions. It has received a positive reception, and most reviews praised it for its lightweight design
Tixati is super lightweight and easy on resources. It focuses on one of the newer tricks in torrents: trackerless torrent swarming. It has anti-throttling features and variety of priority adjustments to help tweak performance.
Despite its lightness, Tixati has advanced bandwidth management features. All of this combined with its ad-free interface and worry-free installation makes it a popular torrent client.
Torch Browser is a feature rich web browser with lots of customizable tweaks to make your Internet experience better.
Torch Browser Key Features
- Drag & Drop – With this feature you can search, translate or share links easily.
- Built In Torrent – You can manage your torrent downloads directly within the browser window.
- Media Grabber – You can save almost any media type that you come across on the web.
- Easy Sharing – You can share your up to date information with your Facebook and Twitter accounts directly from the browser.
Overall, Torch Browser is a powerful, fast, feature rich web browser. It is fully customizable and gives you a safe and secure browsing experience.
Torch Browser Screenshot
qBittorrent is Free Software (more than just freeware! Free as in Freedom) released under the GNU GPLv2 license. You don’t have to pay for it and this won’t change. Its code is open and available to everyone and reusable under certain conditions. qBittorrent – of course – does not contain any malware, spyware, advertisements or undesired third-party programs.
- It is Free/Libre Software (you can see the code and see what qBittorrent is doing).
- Its development team is very active and friendly.
- It is stable and it has a low footprint (generally, 20-60 MiB of RAM used), whilst providing all the features you may need.
- It uses the high-tech libtorrent (Rasterbar) library, which means greater download and upload speed as well as excellent support of the latest features of the BitTorrent protocol.
- It is easy to use and all of its features are well documented.
- It is an international program, supporting Unicode and containing translations into more than 25 languages
Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows. It uses libtorrent in its backend and features multiple user-interfaces including: GTK+, web and console. It has been designed using the client server model with a daemon process that handles all the bittorrent activity. The Deluge daemon is able to run on headless machines with the user-interfaces being able to connect remotely from any platform.
Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge’s functionality is available in the form of plugins.
Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and unobtrusive. It is our belief that downloading shouldn’t be the primary task on your computer and therefore shouldn’t monopolize system resources.