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Bitdrom is a Java based BitTorrent client with a plethora of functions and options built-in to make your downloading through BitTorrent smooth and unfailing. Additionally, Bitdrom provides plug-in capabilities meant to expand the download experience according the user's needs. Bitdrom will be to the liking of advanced users due to its plug-in system and huge range of customizable settings but novice users will have no problem navigating through the basic functions of the program and have their tasks easily carried-out thanks to a well thought out interface. Two windows are displayed below the main toolbar - while the top window deals with tracking the files you are downloading, the other one shows content you are seeding. By right-clicking on any file and selecting Show Details you will get plenty of information and graphical views regarding the download process (for example, you can see the Swarm tab - showing you the group of peers linked to your files). The interface presents you with the basic tab - My Torrents, your source for elementary data like file-rating, file- status, the title of the file downloading. Apart from these, the app includes another very important tab that you can opt to set (dubbed the Statistics tab). This one gives you access to activities, transfers, cache, and the distributed database. The functionality of the program covers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems both on torrents and files, start/stop seeding options and everything you need to know about the status of your torrents. The program also includes an embedded tracker you can easily set up and operate. When it comes to customization, Bitdrom allows much liberty - seeding rules, the ability to configure your disk cache, the ability to set upload and download speeds on individual files and for the entire player as well.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.4: acceleration algorithm improved, optimized web connection.