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.
Transmission is a fast, easy, and free multi-platform BitTorrent client. Transmission sets initial preferences so things "Just Work", while advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocking, and the web interface can be configured with just a few clicks. Transmission supports full encryption, file selection, a web-based interface, groups, peer exchange, automatic port forwarding, webseeds, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more. Its code is freely available online and is licensed under either the GNU Public License v2 or the MIT License. The development team welcomes anyone who is interested in contributing code, documentation, translations, or other help.
I tried to download a file already on the Q of uTorrent so i t wouldn't let me. The even after I took it off the Q and tried again it still wouldn't. Then it wouldn't let me download anything. No reason to switch if on uTorrent. If not then give it a try.
Open Source, lightweight, mac specific client that is not only efficient but a delight to your eyes. Well designed and blazing in all its tasks. With each new update, the client has only been getting better.
None at all! I wish computer users, especially the ones on the mac realized the benefits and importance of using and supporting a mac specific software application. The success of Transmission will encourage other developers to invest more in mac specific software.
February 11, 2012
Version: Transmission 2.42
it is fast and easy to use very self explanatory
there is no delete torrent file and keep data button. i have never tormented on a mac before only windows so this may just not be available for mac but if that is the case then i have found no cons with the program so far
The "Remove From List..." option removes the torrent from Transmission, deletes the torrent file, and maintains the data. It appears on the contextual menu of the torrent file, right above "Remove Data File..."