BitTorrent 7.9.6.42179

An easy and fast client for Mac and Windows with several different features

  • Vote:
    7.1 (3928)
  • Category:

    P2P

  • Version:

    7.9.6.42179

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98

  • Also available for:

    Android

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
BitTorrent 7.9.6.42179
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BitTorrent is the premier, official app for the popular file sharing protocol. Millions of people share and download torrent files each and every day. Without a doubt, few peer-to-peer sharing solutions are more popular. It's not a stretch to say BitTorrent is the king of kings when it comes to BitTorrent clients. Dozens of competing platforms operate today, but many people prefer BitTorrent for its feature set and interface. The program brings a lot to the table without feeling cluttered or confusing.

BitTorrent: Filled With Features and Customization Options

When a user downloads BitTorrent, they're downloading a compact, lightweight program. BitTorrent launches quickly and completes most of its operations in an instant. In fact, users on older hardware shouldn't experience chugging or slowdowns too often. Modern hardware runs the program like a dream, although a strong Internet connection is required to get the best results. Nothing is worse than slow downloads after all.

With BitTorrent, users can connect various apps to the program that add more functionality. RSS Feeds and a vast library of torrents are available within the program as well. Since BitTorrent is an official client, it receives constant updates and new features on a regular basis. Users can search for torrents, download them, seed them instead, and rate individual torrents without a hassle.

BitTorrent comes with countless customization options for downloads and uploads. Individual users control their upload and download speeds. Likewise, they can customize downloads to specify where they go and how they're downloaded. The program itself can be customized with various themes and add-ons. Users control their experience with BitTorrent, and not all torrenting clients support such modifications.

Are there downsides to using BitTorrent?

For most users, BitTorrent will stand out as a near-perfect solutions for torrenting. Others may prefer the look and feel of another platform; even others might prefer unique features found on the other platforms. Still, BitTorrent offers a lot of features without hampering the experience or complicating things. Competing platforms like uTorrent remain popular, but it's hard to argue against using BitTorrent.

A BitTorrent Client That Reigns Supreme

Where other clients lack a diverse library of content, BitTorrent features millions of files available for searching and downloading. In the end, the client is one of the best options on the market today. Novices and advanced users alike can benefit from the client's feature set, and new features are added from time to time as well. More and more users will flock to BitTorrent in the coming years as it improves upon itself. Torrenting will continue to grow in popularity as well, which is a positive for everyone.

Pros

  • BitTorrent is lightweight and doesn't drain disk space.
  • App connectivity, RSS Feeds, and more are available.
  • A diverse search library is available within the program.

Cons

  • BitTorrent can eat through a lot of data, which is to expected.
  • Not all users will like the configuration options.
  • Competing platforms may suit a user's needs better.

BitTorrent is an application used to share files, computer to computer or what is usually referred to as peer-to-peer networking. Since its creation in 2001, this type of file sharing has increased quickly until today where it is estimated that peer-to-peer file sharing accounts for anywhere from 43 percent to 70 percent of all Internet traffic!

The way that BitTorrent works is actually quite simple. Let's say that your company, “Wysiwyg Software,” has a 100 MB software update for one of their products that needs to be distributed to their customers. Unfortunately, the software in question has 2 million customers that need the update. Your company could place the 100 MB file on one of its Web servers and simply notify the 2 million customers that the update file was now located on the Web server and available for download. What do you think would happen if even only 25 percent of those 2 million users navigated straight to the Web site and started downloading? The ability of the website to send that file out to 500,000 users would quickly be crippled or slowed to the point of being unusable.

However, this is where BitTorrent saves the day! The BitTorrent client installed on your computer is kind of like a Web browser but different in the sense that the client can browse other privately owned computers for the files being searched. Then, once found, the client begins to download the file, but not just from one computer, the client continues to search for others and adds them to the download list. This not only breaks up and distributes the bandwidth requirement to several different computers, thus making the transfer faster and not affecting only one client, but also spreads out the work to a large number of clients.

Below is a list of the pros and cons of using BitTorrent.

Pros

• Speed – Downloading files via BitTorrent is only limited to your Internet download speed and how many people have the file you are looking for

• No size limitations - I have downloaded files up to 90 GB in size. Sure, it took a little while, even with 20 mbps download speed. But the file completed in expert fashion

• Large user base – With 43 percent to 70 percent of the traffic on the Internet being peer-to-peer file sharing, the selection of software or other media is unimaginable

• Cost – Free!

Cons

• Be careful – there is no way to tell if a particular file is what it says it is. Because BitTorrent is used by millions of individuals, you have no reliable way to know whether you are downloading what you requested or not. Therefore, keep the virus scanner and malware scanner handy

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