BitTorrent

BitTorrent

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 701 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.7.3
  • Total Downloads:
    23,590,573
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 11, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

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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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5 stars

"Works Great"

April 20, 2015  |  By rfif1541

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.3

Pros

Down loads really fast easy to use. BUT BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING. DOWNLOADED STAR TREK AND GOT A COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTICE FORM PARAMOUNT. GET A VPN YOUR IP ADDRESS CANNOT BE TRACKED. FORGOT MY IP WAS IN ISRAEL AND TRIED TO ACCESS MY EMAIL. GOT NOTE FROM GMAIL SAYING SOMEONE ACCESSED MY ACCOUNT IN ISRAEL.

Cons

NO CONS THAT I HAVE FOUND

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5 stars

"So Incredible"

February 14, 2015  |  By XCritic

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.2

Pros

The Best Torrent Client.

Cons

Fast - Useful

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5 stars

"Has every useful function"

January 31, 2015  |  By PlushTownsend

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.2

Pros

This is the only software that you need to download and install.

Cons

It doesn't have any cons.

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5 stars

"Smooth working, effective."

January 19, 2015  |  By HsiehTed

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.2

Pros

Been using for long time now and no trouble at all.

Cons

It has never let me down.

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5 stars

"Really happy with this program."

January 06, 2015  |  By RamsayCrowell

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.2

Pros

It's just great. Super easy to operate and understand.

Cons

None that I found

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5 stars

"It's free and top of the line."

December 01, 2014  |  By blabpens

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.2

Pros

Works great but could be a little more user friendly.

Cons

It is completely up to my expectation

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5 stars

"For me, it is very suitable"

November 19, 2014  |  By teatprim

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.2

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

Never any problems.

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5 stars

"Great Program for my needs!"

November 16, 2014  |  By crookedper

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.2

Pros

Very suitable for me to use, really

Cons

None that I found

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1 stars

"Failed to install"

May 22, 2014  |  By torath69

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.9.1

Pros

No Pros to Mention

Cons

I could not get it to load even after downloading 3 times.

Summary

Failure

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5 stars

"Saved Me Tons of Money"

February 16, 2014  |  By JingleSara

 |  Version: BitTorrent 7.8.2

Pros

Saves money
Awesome software
Pretty quick download times

Cons

You put yourself at risk for a virus

Summary

This program has allowed me to download tv shows, games, and movies for free. It's saved me a ton of money and it has allowed me access to content I could never have afforded. I love it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.7.3
Version 7.7.3 has added Torrent dialog displays magnet link data, fixed peer ID bug causing disconnects, and fixed discrepancy between single and multi-file torrent save directories.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date January 11, 2013
Date Added January 11, 2013
Version 7.7.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.67MB
File Name BitTorrent.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,590,573
Downloads Last Week 9,123
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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