BitComet

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 2764 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.27
  • Total Downloads:
    84,747,399
  • Date Added:
    May 11, 2011
  • File Size:
    8.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,226
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

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Editors' Review

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Taking a slightly different approach to solving the multimedia lover's dilemma of how best to download torrents is BitComet, which uses an interface heavily cribbed from Windows Explorer--with a dose or two from the basic BitTorrent template--to create something instantly recognizable to the user.

There's a familiar tree of features on the left, including links to torrent-aggregating Web sites and several promotional offers. The top of the app has big buttons with familiar icons, the center window shows the files being downloaded, and the bottom pane has tracker and peer info. The pane on the right rounds out the layout, with a torrent search feature and advertising. Among the usual features, BitComet offers chat capabilities, the ability to bookmark your favorite sites, a toolbar for Internet Explorer 7, and a context menu for Firefox 2.

While the app held its own against better-known competitors in terms of speed and handling multiple torrents, we found the ubiquitous advertisements to be annoying compared to the competition's ad-free environs. Overall, we think BitComet is worth trying and could become a major torrent app in the future.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 2
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    3.8

    out of 2764 votes

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    • 4 star 873
    • 3 star 334
    • 2 star 148
    • 1 star 300
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3 stars

"Selling out... bad Bitcomet"

October 27, 2011  |  By thejohnscott

 |  Version: BitComet 1.27

Pros

Easy to use, nice interface, good community

Cons

adverts, intrusions, bandwidth hogging and stalling.

Summary

I used BitComet for years. Slowly bit by bit the advertising and site referrals became more important than the function of the program itself. Every update seemed to be new marketing functions. I gave in, went to uTorrent. Much more stable, seems faster, but is definately a cleaner client. You messed up BitComet, ruined a great program.

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4 stars

"A good torrent software"

October 05, 2011  |  By dorothy_campbell

 |  Version: BitComet 1.27

Pros

It's faster than any other torrent software. It's upload rate is lower than any other.

Cons

But what draws it back is sometimes it keeps downloading (!!!) even after 100%. That is a thing you need to worry about.

Summary

But in the end it is a nice software

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5 stars

"Best of them all."

September 09, 2011  |  By susanai

 |  Version: BitComet 1.27

Pros

This torrent is safe and easy to use.

Cons

none to tell.

Summary

Beginners will like this and I do not mind the advertising. Best of all bit comet is safe.

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4 stars

"Good for me because of preview mode"

September 06, 2011  |  By Pradosh11

 |  Version: BitComet 1.27

Pros

Preview mode makes it lot better than other silent. Can download files in series just like direct download.

Cons

A little resource hug compared to utorrent and bittorrent.
Hangs often when many jobs are running

Summary

Good for regular use because of its some of the best features like snapshots and preview mode.

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1 stars

"Downloading from MAC"

July 19, 2011  |  By ChristineLove

 |  Version: BitComet 1.27

Pros

using a PC?

Cons

using a MAC?

Summary

I tried to download this from my MAC but I only got an exe. document :s I tried with both bitcomet and utorrent. is there another program that I need to download these? I downloaded firefox and spotify from here, so I don't see what the problem is. or is it that you can't access bitcomet/utorrent with a MAC, only a PC?? please help me :)

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1 stars

"WARNING!!!!! this version has Malware!"

July 19, 2011  |  By cschwab62

 |  Version: BitComet 1.27

Pros

good program, but use older version or a different site to download

Cons

this version is tainted with a malware program that will self load and display advertising in the bottom right corner. Use malware bytes to remove

Summary

Avoid this version of the download on this site and choose the old version instead

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3 stars

"Utorrent is better"

July 10, 2011  |  By Anthony840

 |  Version: BitComet 1.27

Pros

Was first torrent client I got

Cons

I use peer block and I got a lot more blocks with Bit comet then Utorrent. Utorrent gave me faster download speeds by like 200K, I switched when Comet interfered with my new modem.

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5 stars

"Me parece magnifico"

July 09, 2011  |  By bartuczer1

 |  Version: BitComet 1.27

Pros

la pongo a descargar en la noche, si se cae se reinicia la descarga. esta totalmente libre de virus

Cons

Creo que es bastante practico para mi

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4 stars

"i like thi program"

June 16, 2011  |  By LimeRat64

 |  Version: BitComet 1.27

Pros

seems to be easy to use

Cons

none found yet

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4 stars

"Speeds aren't real"

May 30, 2011  |  By TheSpecsteR

 |  Version: BitComet 1.27

Pros

Long term seeds

Cons

Cheats !
The speeds aren't real
Fake speeds

Bugs, bugs ,bugs
intrusions

Summary

Bad bitcomet bad

If your going to be real
I'm on your side

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.27
Version 1.27 improved text information displayed in VIP acceleration dialog,progress bar of disk space in task properties dialog and new setting in advanced option page to enable/disable auto hash check after downloaded file changed.
General
Publisher BitComet
Publisher web site http://www.bitcomet.com/
Release Date May 11, 2011
Date Added May 11, 2011
Version 1.27
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.34MB
File Name BitComet_1.37_x86_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 84,747,399
Downloads Last Week 3,226
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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