Editors' reviewWith all the other good BitTorrent clients out there for the Mac now, it's hard to make the case for using the official BitTorrent client for downloading torrents. (Note that this confusingly named application shares its name with the company, entertainment network, and popular protocol BitTorrent.) The current interface is much more clean and useful than in previous iterations, and BitTorrent does deliver on what it promises, with features like automatic port mapping and local peer discovery. But with well over a year since the last update and scant documentation, BitTorrent just hasn't kept up with the competition. Overall, we think BitTorrent does a fairly good job, but with some slow response times, a lack of development, and a noticeably aged interface, you might want to look elsewhere.
BitTorrent's software client allows you to quickly download high-quality digital content such as video, music, and games. Available in over 20 languages, it harnesses our community of over 70 million users to deliver files to your PC faster than anything else out there. Features include:
- Dynamic bandwidth management allows you to download content without disrupting web browsing, email, or other applications
- Detailed graphs and stats on the health of digital media files provide you a safer, more controlled downloading experience
- Accelerated transfer speed without the need to reconfigure any hardware through local peer discovery and automatic port mapping