List of best torrent clients for Windows, Mac and Linux

BitTorrent is a revolutionary file sharing protocol. Here is a list of BitTorrent clients that are reliable, effective and easy to use for Windows, Linux and Mac.

uTorrent

utorrent
uTorrent

There would be no other way to start the list than with uTorrent. This is not only one of the most popular torrent clients, but one of the best that are free to download. The client is well known because it’s not heavy to use on your computer and you can let it run in the background with minimal issues. The client also includes automatic bandwidth management and priority download. There is a premium version available that has a VPN, virus protection and a cool feature that lets you watch a torrent media file before it’s finished downloading. This premium package will cost you around $65 a year. This client is available on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android for free. The only downside is the advertisements that are starting to overwhelm the interface.

Deluge

Deluge
Deluge

This is one of the lesser known torrent clients. Deluge is an open source client. This means that the coding is open to being changed by anyone that has downloaded the client. Therefore, the client has regular updates and plug-ins. The plug-ins of Deluge is something that sets it apart from other torrent clients. The client has plug-ins for the popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox that makes your torrenting experience more smooth and accessible. Deluge is also completely free and you’ll find no ads at all right from the start. Yes, Deluge is free to download, open source and there are no annoying advertisements. Isn’t this something you never see anywhere. Deluge is also available for Windows, Linux and Mac.

qBittorrent

qBittorrent
qBittorrent

Available on Mac and Windows, qBittorrent is a free client that also has no advertisements (why can’t games be like this?). The interface does feel like it’s stuck in the early 2000s, but there is no shortage of features. The client has all of the important features like download prioritising and bandwidth management. In the application, you’ll find a handy built-in media player that allows users to view files they have downloaded. This works great if you want to test a file that just finished. Like the one above, qBittorrent is open source that has a community that keeps it updated and running smoothly.

Boxopus

Boxopus
Boxopus

The creation of cloud storage is one of the most memorable events in the technological age that we have seen to date. Dropbox is used by millions around the world. Cloud storage gives you access to files no matter where you are, as long as you have a device that’s connected to the internet. Boxopus is a special kind of torrent client that allows users to download a torrent file directly to their Dropbox storage. Some file sharing sites have added a Boxopus feature to make it easier for users to add a download to their Dropbox. If you want to test Boxopus, you can buy a subscription for one week that costs about $1.50. However, if you’re sold on the idea already, you can take a three-month subscription for $14.50 or a year subscription for $50.

BitTorrent 

BitTorrent
BitTorrent 

The first client to emerge after the BitTorrent protocol was released, this client also needs no introduction. The client has grown over the years and features have emerged that was copied by dozens of others. BitTorrent client is one of the leading BitTorrent clients around. It’s very similar to uTorrent in many aspects as well as some ads that tend to pop up now and again. In order to protect your privacy, you can activate the BitTorrent VPN. Overall, the BitTorrent client is pretty basic and straightforward, but it gets the job done. BitTorrent is available on all the major operating systems and one of the safest torrent clients out there.

BitComet

BitComet
BitComet

Most of the torrent clients on the list share the same features and qualities. BitComet has some extra features that the some of the others lack. First of all, the client has a built-in web browser. When using the client, there is no need to go back and forth between the client and your browser. BitComet also has a virus scanner to make sure the files you torrent are clean and safe for your computer. A media player can be found in the interface to make testing files more convenient. The interface is a major downside to this client. The interface is complicated and new users might have to read online how to use it. People who have not torrented any files yet might find the interface difficult to understand and use. The fact that BitComet is only available for Windows users is another pain that we wish the development team would take a look at.

FrostWire

FrostWire
FrostWire

Supported on all the major operating systems and ad-free, FrostWire is another Bittorrent Client worth considering when choosing one. The client does have some noteworthy features like a music player where users can listen to music on online radio, a search function to find torrents and a preview feature to view files that are downloading to make sure they work.

Final thoughts

There are hundreds of torrent clients available for download and most of them are free. These are just the ones that have received the best feedback from users. If you’re looking for torrent client consider these on the list above first. They have many of the same features that are designed to give you the most comfortable experience when torrenting.

If you love downloading movies and TV series, I should warn you that it is still illegal. Most programs, movies and games are protected by copyright. Keep this in mind when choosing a client and see whether the client has a VPN service. If torrenting is starting to become a hassle for you, check out the application for the infamous torrent site YIFY here. The application removes the struggle of finding a torrent and waiting for it to download and allows users to stream content from the site directly.

I hope this article will assist you in finding a suitable torrent client. Enjoy your freedom and remember to stay safe online.