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uTorrent for Mac

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 39 votes out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8.4.30291
  • Total Downloads:
    1,641,759
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 11, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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uTorrent for Mac is a basic, free, and fast BitTorrent client that makes it easy for you to download torrent files. It's a bit thin on features, but it's lightweight and lets you download files hassle-free.

Pros

Fast and reliable: uTorrent for Mac downloads files much more quickly than other peer-to-peer file sharing applications that we have used in the past, such as the now-defunct Limewire, without limiting our ability to use our Internet connection with other applications. It's a bit stripped down in features compared to other popular clients such as Vuze (Azureus), but if ease of use is all you need, you won't mind this.

Automated bandwidth adjusting: This application has been programmed to auto-adjust the amount of bandwidth it uses. You can also manually set limits for bandwidth used for uploading and downloading files.

Helpful resources: This program features an intuitive yet basic OS X-style interface, so you won't have trouble finding your way. However, if you are unfamiliar with the BitTorrent protocol and how torrent files work, don't distress -- the uTorrent Web site offers very helpful guides, including a wonderfully clear and informative video that will help get you started.

Cons

Cannot search torrents: While it will facilitate the sharing and downloading of torrent files, this program doesn't actually have an integrated search. It does include a search box, which takes you to your Web browser to find the files you want to download.

Beware of malware: While installing uTorrent, we were first prompted to agree to let the application change our default home pages on all our Web browsers and to allow the tracking of our browsing history. After clicking that we disagreed, we were redirected to the actual uTorrent license agreement.

Bottom Line

If you're looking for a BitTorrent client that offers a quick and easy way to download torrent files, then you'll definitely love uTorrent for Mac. This program lacks advanced searching capabilities and some features found in other similar programs, but this shouldn't be a problem for you if you just need a fast and reliable client.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"it took me so long to make it works."

October 10, 2016  |  By Elliane67

2016-10-10 20:06:16  |  By Elliane67

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.4.30291

Pros

When it works it works well.

Cons

But it is too slow, and have to try again and again. It's tiring.
I also tried vGuruSoft Video Downloader for Mac, it works so much better when downloading videos from YouTube. It is free because it is the trial version.
http://www.macvideotool.com/vgurusoft-video-downloader-mac.html

Summary

Free download:
http://www.macvideotool.com/download/vgurusoft-video-downloader-for-mac.dmg

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3 stars

"It used to be better"

June 01, 2016  |  By Davexofc

2016-06-01 10:15:23  |  By Davexofc

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.4.30291

Pros

Simple interface, nothing superfluous

Cons

New versions are suspected of using spyware.

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5 stars

"This is a great product"

April 08, 2016  |  By cbsitestuser

2016-04-08 10:20:10  |  By cbsitestuser

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.4.30291

Pros

i love using this product

Cons

This is a great product to use

Summary

I love this

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1 stars

"Cannot run program"

January 16, 2016

2016-01-16 22:49:52

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.4.30291

Pros

None that I can mention.

Cons

Downloaded it but cannot run.

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1 stars

"No uninstall. Forces Safari search engine to be Yahoo"

December 27, 2015  |  By gh10079

2015-12-27 20:17:18  |  By gh10079

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.4.30291

Pros

I used in the past and it was good. Just installed and found that my browser now defaults to Yahoo as it's search engine. It is now days later and I followed the instructions to uninstall on their site and other recommendations in the MANY messages about this all over the internet. I been using the Mac for decades and yet I can't change the default search engine back to what it was. I would be happy to remove this review if they would contact me and tell me how to change the setting back.

Cons

- No uninstall
- Forces Safari search engine to be Yahoo

Summary

very disappointed even angry. i have a soft spot for shareware developers and i like to buy their software but i absolutely hate apps that make me work and search to uninstall. the worst apps are the ones that change your settings, waste your time and provide no way to get back to the way your computer was.

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5 stars

"It worked so well I got the pro version."

July 30, 2015  |  By snark44

2015-07-30 12:19:56  |  By snark44

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.4.30291

Pros

simple to use and fast.

Cons

None to shout about.

Summary

A good piece of kit.

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3 stars

"Works as it should."

July 07, 2015  |  By tiredtigerrun

2015-07-07 08:46:31  |  By tiredtigerrun

 |  Version: uTorrent 1.8.4.30291

Pros

It works great and it's simple.

Cons

Browser hijackers. Changed my home page and installed a couple of unwanted extensions. That is to be expected on free software but there are other ways to advertise and make money other than harming someone.
One semi-large advertisement, not too bothersome and it doesn't move or make sound but there is still no way to get rid of it like you used to with older versions.

Summary

overall would recommend.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.8.4.30291
Fixed crash when adding signed torrent.
General
Publisher BitTorrent
Publisher web site http://www.bittorrent.com
Release Date November 11, 2013
Date Added November 11, 2013
Version 1.8.4.30291
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory P2P & File-Sharing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel/10.7/10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.32MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,641,759
Downloads Last Week 882
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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