Transmission for Mac

Transmission for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 186 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.32
  • Total Downloads:
    319,141
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 30, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: You will be taken to a third-party site to complete your download. Using P2P and file-sharing software to distribute copyrighted material without authorization is illegal in the United States and many other countries. CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 186 votes

    • 5 star 126
    • 4 star 30
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 18
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5 stars

"It works like a charm!"

August 27, 2011  |  By mdall_agata

 |  Version: Transmission 2.32

Pros

Simple, small, intuitive user interface. It is constantly updated. Works with magnet links as well. I have been using it since the beginning and I never regret it.

Cons

If any the "monitor" window that it is alway on top.

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1 stars

"this app made my life miserable,after installing Lion"

July 26, 2011  |  By luba6a2007

 |  Version: Transmission 2.32

Pros

looks friendly

Cons

crashed all the time.Thinking even to return my MBPro 17'',but delete it and switch to uTorrent-no more problems

Summary

don't use it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.32

All Platforms

  • Fix error caused by some "open-file-limit" configuration settings
  • Fix 2.30 problem seeding to some peers
  • Fix bug converting torrent file text contents to UTF-8
  • Better µTP support on systems running uClibc
  • Other small bug fixes

Mac

  • Improved tabbing behavior
  • Minor interface tweaks and stability fixes

GTK+

  • Fix 2.30 error opening torrents from a web browser
  • Remove GNOME desktop proxy support

Web Client

  • Fix bug when adding torrents
  • Add torrents by info hash in the add dialog
  • Sorting by ratio
  • Allow drag-and-drop to add links
General
Publisher Transmission Project
Publisher web site http://transmissionbt.com/
Release Date June 30, 2011
Date Added June 30, 2011
Version 2.32
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.74MB
File Name Transmission-2.84.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 319,141
Downloads Last Week 393
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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