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Transmission for Mac

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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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5 stars

"You will not find a better BitTorrent client for Mac"

April 17, 2010  |  By gsmiller88

 |  Version: Transmission 1.92


Easy to use, lightweight, free


Sometimes it takes the program a few minutes to quit, which interrupts the shut down process for Mac OS X


I've used Transmission since it was in beta and I can honestly say that you will not find a better program out there for downloading torrents on Mac OS X.

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1 stars

"Makes my system crash - on both my iMac and Macbook!"

April 08, 2010  |  By peace_love_understanding

 |  Version: Transmission 1.92


- Simple design
- Easy to use
- "Trash torrent-file" option when you open your torrent


As my summary says, my system often crashes when I use Transmission. At first I didn't understand it was because of Transmission, but Im sure now. You can try it, I wrote this so you could have it in the back of your head if your system hangs up.


The program is simple and good, but it must be some kind of bug on it.

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2 stars

"Problems but could be great in future versions"

March 28, 2010  |  By versiontracker1062

 |  Version: Transmission 1.92


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Problems with this app:

Recent versions (up to 1.92) are crashy and slow.

Developers are nonresponsive about or irritated by feature requests (can't say as I blame them; it's free)

You cannot individually delete files within a torrent. If you're like the average mac user you have precious hard drive space and so you need to be able to do this with a bittorrent file that contains many gigabytes of files, such as a television series.

It is otherwise very clean and simple and Mac-like. I'll revisit them in the future and see if they've improved the product.

But I need features and performance, so I'm going to go with uTorrent for a while.

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4 stars

"simple simple"

March 22, 2010  |  By tubbyism

 |  Version: Transmission 1.92


simple simple


too simple?

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4 stars

"Excellent, beats Vuze in performance, lacks a fe..."

March 21, 2010  |  By blappitydoo

 |  Version: Transmission 1.92


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is a simple, effective, stable P2P download/sharing tool. I compare it to Vuze, my previous favorite. Vuze is cooler, because you can find and download and even view content right from within Vuze, which was convenient, but for some reason, for the very same torrent file, Vuze will get stalled after a while, while Transmission goes strong at 500, 600 KB/s very steady for all of a 6.8 GB file for example. Do not pirate stuff, kiddies! Pay for what you like.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.92
Version 1.92:
  • Fix possible data corruption issue caused by data sent by bad peers during endgame
  • Fix potential buffer overflow when adding maliciously-crafted magnet links
  • Fix announces to IPv6 trackers
  • Fix issues with the incomplete directory functionality
  • Fix bug where setting low priority in the add window resulted in high priority
  • Fix port forwarding error on some routers by updating libnatpmp and miniupnp
Web Client Changes:
  • Statistics dialog
  • Fix error in "trash data & remove from list" that didn't trash all data
  • Fix display of ratios and time
  • Update to jQuery 1.4.2
Publisher Transmission Project
Publisher web site http://transmissionbt.com/
Release Date March 14, 2010
Date Added March 14, 2010
Version 1.92
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6.x
  • Download Information
    File Size 4.86MB
    File Name External File
    Total Downloads 338,046
    Downloads Last Week 1,023
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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