BitTorrent

BitTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 696 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.4
  • Total Downloads:
    23,292,125
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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BitTorrent hadn't seen a major update in about two years, but that was before it bought out uTorrent. Now, adopting its new sibling's interface has completely reinvigorated the original BitTorrent client.

Previously, BT had lacked features that other torrent innovators had spent time testing and investing in. Now, in one fell swoop, BT has access to everything it lacked. You can pick which files in a torrent you want to download, throttle your Internet connection to suit your whims, muck about with the Web UI and, basically, do everything that uTorrent can do.

There's an RSS tracker and search bar, just like in uTorrent, but there's where we encounter one key difference. Where uTorrent's search takes you to the MiniNova torrent site, BitTorrent's goes to BitTorrent.com, a pay-for-most-content site. There's also a menu bar item in the BitTorrent client called Get Stuff, with links to Movies, TV, Music, and Games at the BitTorrent content site.

Without a doubt, BitTorrent has taken drastic steps to reverse course and unsink its sinking ship. Although BT still eats more memory than its new sibling, it's hogging significantly less than before. The install file reflects the new code, shrinking from nearly 6MB for version 5 to less than 1MB for version 6.

BT also comes with a small piece of software called DNA. The BT site calls it protocol for "Delivery Network Acceleration," but beyond a nebulous description, it's hard to tell what exactly it does.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 696 votes

    • 5 star 299
    • 4 star 171
    • 3 star 76
    • 2 star 31
    • 1 star 119
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4 stars

"does the job - fast"

September 17, 2010  |  By goldstarsteve

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.4

Pros

works - easy - fast

Cons

torrent search not working well with chrome (but you can do it externaly)

Summary

Reccommended

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5 stars

"Awesome Awesome Awesome (bittorrent7)"

September 12, 2010  |  By HeavenANDHell325

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.4

Pros

fast downloads, have 200+ kb/s with two downloads

Cons

Hard to open up

Summary

Just awesome get v7 its awesome way better then the older versions

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5 stars

"Simple the best."

September 05, 2010  |  By Vickyrathore

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.4

Pros

The best software ever.

Cons

best forever....

Summary

Best software. I like it very much.

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2 stars

"Used it for years."

August 24, 2010  |  By mikoyangurevich15

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.4

Pros

It works.It`s sufficient.

Cons

Bigger footprint than uTorrent.Also,tries to update to a nonexistent version "7.0".I have had other security issues with this in the past.Be forewarned.

Summary

I prefer uTorrent.overall.

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5 stars

"Excellent, easy to use."

August 21, 2010  |  By alm5745

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.4

Pros

I can control many of the parameters

Cons

After download, keeps downloading SOMETHING, and the hard drive space keeps getting smaller. I cannot find what and where it is downloading, so I have to exit the program.

Summary

In general, I like the ability to control some of the parameters. I do not like that the parameters have no explanation as to their functions, so I am not able to make the best choices as to their settings.

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5 stars

"Very good works well"

August 14, 2010  |  By Loomy2

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.4

Pros

Easy to understand and use. 100% success so far!

Cons

No problems. Its slow but thats just the nature of Torrents .

Summary

It downloaded fast, and it just picks up any torrent you select on the net, and then i just forget it and let it run. Then I suddenly find that it has completed a perfect download.

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1 stars

"Could not get it to work."

July 26, 2010  |  By wthindle

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.4

Pros

nothing at all

Cons

help funtion did not help

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2 stars

"Warning, installs Ask.com toolbar without asking"

July 20, 2010  |  By KnullFitta

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.4

Pros

Superb torrent client, sleek look, seems to be working fine.

Cons

Why does it have to include Ask.com toolbar, which cannot even be uninstalled!!!? Besides, it changes your Explorer search engine. Avoid!

Summary

Good client, but avoid; it's bundled with spyware.

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4 stars

"IT'S AWESOME I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS YET!"

July 04, 2010  |  By MILLETSGURL

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.4

Pros

IF YOU HAVE A GHETTO MAC LIKE I DO THAN BIT TORRENT IS THE BEST MUSIC SHARING SOFTWARE TO DOWNLOAD...

Cons

SOMETIMES IT CAN BE SLOW BUT IT ALSO DEPENDS ON THE INTERNET CONNECTION AND YOU CANT FIND EVERYTHING YOU ARE LOOKING FOR!

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4 stars

"Make downloads of all torrents fuss free."

June 27, 2010  |  By speedy4740

 |  Version: BitTorrent 6.4

Pros

Able to download many torrents at the same time.

Cons

Only problem is the long time taken with low broadbank speed.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date February 16, 2010
Date Added February 17, 2010
Version 6.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.72MB
File Name BitTorrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,292,125
Downloads Last Week 14,058
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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