Transmission for Mac

Transmission for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    October 24, 2009
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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Transmission is one of the very best choices for a BitTorrent client on the Mac, being both extremely lightweight (some users even manage to run the Ubuntu version on their cell phones!) and fairly feature-packed. Transmission's interface is easy to use--and easy on the eyes--and this open-source app provides a whole host of clever features and flexible settings, especially when it comes to managing your bandwidth.

Transmission lets you queue downloads, set "Speed Limits" for certain times of day, stop seeding when you've met a specified ratio, and more--all with live download stats viewable directly in the dock, along with support for Growl notifications. As if all of that weren't appealing enough, Transmission is also free, making it a very attractive option for anyone who works with torrents. Recent updates have made Transmission faster (especially in the "endgame"), and added support for Quick Look and the ability to run a script upon download completion.

The current beta requires that you use an Intel Mac, but brings with it many cool improvements, including the ability to remove all completed transfers and to download the scarcest bits of a file first.

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    "The current version of Transmission is now 2.7.6."

    January 09, 2013   |   By zunipus

    Version: Transmission 2.74


    My favorite of the easy torrent clients. Features encryption and blacklisting.


    None lately. In the past it could go flaky and freak your system after hours of work. But that appears to be gone.


    The current version is 2.7.6. If you find the link at VT/CNET is FAILing, a new version has probably been released. Here is where to go for the very latest version:

    Here is one of the current web links to use in for the up-to-date blacklist. If this link fails, there are others:

    Enter this link under Preferences/Peers/Blocklist. Be certain you use BOTH a blocklist and encryption! Be absolutely sure you keep your blocklist up-to-date every time you use Transmission or any other torrent client. Also be absolutely sure you turn on encryption and ONLY accept encrypted peers. NEVER use Transmission without the blocklist AND encryption if you want to remain as safe as possible.

    As always:
    • Don't just be a LEACH! Keep your ratio (upload:download) over 1.0! Be a pal and keep it over 2.0.
    • Don't torrent copyrighted data. The RIAA and MPAA would love to royally screw you over beyond justice or fairness. They HATE you and they want to prove it to you. No joke. Be safe and careful out there.

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 1.76
    • Fix a potential crasher on Snow Leopard
    • When creating a multi-tracker torrent, give each tracker its own tier
    • Fix minor protocol error that didn't send a port message to some peers
    • Fix display glitch when changing sort to "Queue Order"
    Publisher Transmission Project
    Publisher web site
    Release Date October 24, 2009
    Date Added October 24, 2009
    Version 1.76
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.74MB
    File Name Transmission-2.84.dmg
    Total Downloads 319,141
    Downloads Last Week 393
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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