Transmission for Mac

Transmission for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.84
  • Total Downloads:
    324,603
  • Date Added:
    July 01, 2014
  • File Size:
    4.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,113
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

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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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5 stars

"The current version of Transmission is now 2.7.6."

January 09, 2013  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: Transmission 2.74

Pros

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

Cons

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

Summary

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:

http://www.transmissionbt.com/download/

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

http://list.iblocklist.com/?list=bt_level1&fileformat=p2p&archiveformat=gz

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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3 stars

"Stick With uTorrent"

June 08, 2012  |  By laphotographer

 |  Version: Transmission 2.52

Pros

It wont take too long to delete

Cons

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.

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5 stars

"Works perfectly!"

February 15, 2012  |  By eagerbeaver6

 |  Version: Transmission 2.50b1

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

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3 stars

"Ok i guess"

February 11, 2012  |  By rarda

 |  Version: Transmission 2.42

Pros

it is fast and easy to use very self explanatory

Cons

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

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4 stars

"It simply to use and just works"

January 17, 2012  |  By MagnusEvery

 |  Version: Transmission 2.42

Pros

Transmission is really easy to use and its UI looks great!

Cons

None (10 characters)

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5 stars

"This is the one for me."

October 29, 2011  |  By allenkelson--2008

 |  Version: Transmission 2.42

Pros

It's intuitive, faster than many, and usually does everything I expect of such a program. It's the best I've found and it's often updated.

Cons

None, though I'm no expert. I do use it fairly often, though.

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5 stars

"simple and intuitive"

October 20, 2011  |  By ginnly

 |  Version: Transmission 2.41

Pros

- speed limit mode;
- great interface;
- simple and easy to use.

Cons

None seen so far

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4 stars

"Works fine, not bloated,"

October 16, 2011  |  By hypocrite23

 |  Version: Transmission 2.41

Pros

does it's job

Cons

Search capabilities

Summary

It's now replaced bittorrent as my default.

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5 stars

"Fantastic program"

September 24, 2011  |  By amacsj

 |  Version: Transmission 2.40b2

Pros

Works flawlessly, can't for the life of me think why some people can not get this program work.

Cons

None one of the best around after having tried some of the others.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.84
Fix peer communication vulnerability (no known exploits) reported by Ben Hawkes
General
Publisher Transmission Project
Publisher web site http://transmissionbt.com/
Release Date July 01, 2014
Date Added July 01, 2014
Version 2.84
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.74MB
File Name Transmission-2.84.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 324,603
Downloads Last Week 1,113
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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