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    Dec. 29, 2010
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Editors' Review


BitTorrent technology has revolutionized the way we share files, making the transmission of movies, large pieces of software, and entire albums of music a relatively quick process. There are many torrent-sharing clients out there to choose from, and BitSpirit is one of the better ones we've encountered. There's nothing flashy about it; it's just a well-designed, easy-to-use piece of software that makes sharing torrents a breeze.

BitSpirit's interface is attractive and intuitive, and even users with rudimentary torrent knowledge will be able to figure it out. Clear, well-labeled buttons give users access to the program's major functions, and the layout is well-organized and easy to navigate. A small, unobtrusive toolbar with adjustable opacity lets users keep an eye on their torrents even when using other programs. Actually using the BitSpirit is extremely simple; we had no trouble downloading a torrent or creating a new torrent to share. We especially liked that BitSpirit lets users organize downloaded files by media type, making it easy to locate music, books, movies, software, and more. There was nothing about BitSpirit that really wowed us, but that's OK; if a program does the basics and does them well, sometimes that's all you need. We do wish that BitSpirit had a proper Help file instead of a paltry online FAQ, but that's our only major criticism. On the whole, we liked BitSpirit very much.

BitSpirit is free. It installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

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User Reviews

Results 1–4 of 4

1 stars

"Memory leak"

November 09, 2012  |  By DISHEROON

 |  Version: BitSpirit


Downloads fast. Great UI.


Uses up memory until PC is completely locked up.


Will be number one client when memory problem is fixed.

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5 stars

"Meets my requirements"

February 12, 2012  |  By aktakke

 |  Version: BitSpirit


Meets my requirements


When minimized or another program runs after BitSpirit, it turns into kind of taskbar on top of everything, which I don't like much. The program might simply minimize itself to Windows taskbar.

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3 stars

"low control of download/upload files"

July 22, 2011  |  By ahmalavo

 |  Version: BitSpirit


light software, simple to set up & use


can't decide download/upload limit for a single file (only priority) and some others little features missing


good, but I prefer BitLord because it's faster, lighter and more customizable

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4 stars

"works really well"

January 09, 2011  |  By pmatte3127

 |  Version: BitSpirit


gets the job done asks for nothing in return


doesn't notify when finished


it's most likely a keeper until something better comes along

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version has improved where reduced memory usage while IPFilter.dat is enabled,fixed problems while running on Linux & Wine and sometimes BOSS Key doesn't work (v3.6.0.500 only).
Publisher lanspirit.com
Publisher web site http://www.lanspirit.com
Release Date December 29, 2010
Date Added December 29, 2010
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/2000 SP 4
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.44MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 54,501
Downloads Last Week 59
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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