BitComet

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.31
  • Total Downloads:
    84,747,399
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

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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

    4.4

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    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
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    out of 2764 votes

    • 5 star 1109
    • 4 star 873
    • 3 star 334
    • 2 star 148
    • 1 star 300
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3 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 stars

"Simply Awesome"

March 03, 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 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.31
Version 1.31 improved GUI where save the heights of task list pane and Torrent History pane separately, keep the tasks which occur downloading error together when sort task list by state, and Auto-Shutdown at specified time does not work.
General
Publisher BitComet
Publisher web site http://www.bitcomet.com/
Release Date December 12, 2011
Date Added December 12, 2011
Version 1.31
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
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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