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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 2,764 votes

    • 5 star: 1109
    • 4 star: 873
    • 3 star: 334
    • 2 star: 148
    • 1 star: 300
  • Current version:

    4.4 stars

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3.0 stars

    "Loosing Its Touch..."

    March 15, 2012  |   By AllenKatEMail.com

    Version: BitComet 1.31

    Pros

    Good download uplink performance like uTorrent software and even BitTorrent.

    Cons

    Worst negative connection feedback when using this software, slow your entire internet connection down.

    Sometimes came to a complete stop when using BitTorrent downloading some large software, also from time to time it is even worse, you cannot go online at all, may people experiance this type of issue, no matter how you adjust the setting, result is the same...

    Summary

    Let go of BitComet, go hug the new and improved uTorrent.

    Check the rating and the total downloads from last week statistic, you will see more and more people moving from bitComet to uTorrent...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply Awesome"

    March 3, 2012  |   By Sealdrenxia

    Version: BitComet 1.31

    Pros

    The Long Term Seeding is a great feature for BitComet plus with the leveling system and VIP is quite cool. The more you level up by signing up and uploading, the more the speed of your download goes up ^_^ it's very cool. Unlike utorrent, you have to go to files then untick those unneeded files, but with bitComet before you download, you can choose your files you want to download ^_^ awesome

    Cons

    Well the interface is not awesome >.> It will be awesome if it's an eye candy

    Summary

    Make more improvement in the interface also ^_^

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  • 5.0 stars

    "No hassles in searching a torrent..."

    February 29, 2012  |   By Rajeev7779

    Version: BitComet 1.31

    Pros

    Great speed....

    Cons

    Signing in takes a lot of time.

    Summary

    Great speed No hassles...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It does very well for what I need it for."

    January 30, 2012  |   By 92hotrod

    Version: BitComet 1.31

    Pros

    Downloads anything to my pc

    Cons

    It has to go through that process first before I can unzip it.

    Summary

    It does ok for what I need it for.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Don't update!"

    December 21, 2011  |   By KillMrBurns

    Version: BitComet 1.31

    Pros

    Easy to use, unless you update. It then will loads of adverts and other annoying stuff.

    Cons

    Setting up the listen port is annoying, and the server is down often.

    Summary

    Good unless you update. I'm happy with version 1.28.

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