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Transmission for Mac

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    Jun. 30, 2011
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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

"It works like a charm!"

August 27, 2011  |  By mdall_agata

 |  Version: Transmission 2.32


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.


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

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

July 26, 2011  |  By luba6a2007

 |  Version: Transmission 2.32


looks friendly


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


don't use it!

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Full Specifications

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


  • Improved tabbing behavior
  • Minor interface tweaks and stability fixes


  • 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
Publisher Transmission Project
Publisher web site http://transmissionbt.com/
Release Date June 30, 2011
Date Added June 30, 2011
Version 2.32
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5/Intel
Additional Requirements None
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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