5 best uTorrent alternatives for downloading torrent files

best uTorrent alternatives

There are tons of uTorrent alternatives out there but how many of them are really good as uTorrent, I mean the older uTorrent before it was acquired by BitTorrent? Only a handful I guess.

In this article, we are going to give you 5 of the best uTorrent alternatives on the web.

5 best uTorrent alternatives

1. Deluge

Deluge is one the best uTorrent alternatives for you if you want a torrent client with expandable functionalities. It is free and open-source software. You can extend the functionality of Deluge using plugins. Using plugins, you can have functionalities like RSS feeds and many more.

Its other features are configuration of overall bandwidth usage, and encrypting downloads and prioritised downloading of torrents.

2. Vuze

This is not similar to uTorrent but it is one of the best alternatives. It has ads and is also a closed source software. Nevertheless, Vuze is still a great torrent client. It is especially good for people that rely heavily on torrents and are willing to pay for some extra advanced features.

Generally, Vuze has a good user interface but there are ads on the free version. There are advanced features like bandwidth management tools, RSS updates, HTTP Seeding, HD video player, capping of upload and download speeds, etc.

TIP: Choose custom download and uncheck additional program download boxes while installing Vuze. 

3. Tixati

Tixati is a highly customisable alternative for uTorrent alternative as it offers multiple options. Luckily for developers, it is an open source software. For users, it’s free and ad-free.

Its features include magnet URLs, NAT traversal, prioritised downloading, UDP tracker, event scheduling, IP filtering, etc. With Tixati, you get a detailed insight into peers, trackers, files, pieces and bandwidth charting while downloading a torrent file.

4. WebTorrent Desktop

Another cool, free and open source software is WebTorrent Desktop. It is also free of ads and one of the best uTorrent alternatives. WT Desktop has a smart interface and it also supports downloading multiple torrents files all at the same time.

WebTorrent Desktop is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It also supports streaming the content while it is downloading. Other features include streaming videos to Chromecast, AirPlay, and DLNA, magnet URLs, dragging and dropping torrents, DHT, tracker server and peer exchange.

5. qBittorrent

qBittorent is a lightweight alternative to uTorrent. There is no ads and no spammy interface. It is the same interface as uTorrent but it is free, open source and ad free.

The only caveat is that if you download a large number of torrents, the software begins to lag.

Its features include support for magnetic links, create torrents, auto-torrent adding, prioritising torrents, etc. it also has integrated torrent search engine — you’ll have to install Python for this.

 

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