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Transmission for Mac

By Transmission Project Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Transmission

  • Download anything you want with simple, tweakable, and Mac-like BitTorrent client
  • Last updated on 04/01/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
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    Editors' Review

    Download.com Staff Jun 10, 2009

    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.

    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 2.94

    Fix building against LibreSSL (#284, #486, #570)
    Fix building against mbedTLS (#115, #528)
    Fix torrents ETA calculation (#522)
    Fix cross-compilation issues caused by miniupnpc configuration test (#475)

    General

    Release April 1, 2020
    Date Added April 1, 2020
    Version 2.94

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Macintosh
    Additional Requirements
    • macOS Catalina
    • macOS Mojave
    • macOS High Sierra
    • macOS Sierra
    • OS X El Capitan
    • OS X Yosemite
    • OS X Mavericks

    Popularity

    Total Downloads 434,501
    Downloads Last Week 357
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    Developer's Description

    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.