Torrent Client For New Mac Software

PRO version of this top torrent client for Mac OS X lets you search for torrent content directly from the app, so there is no need to browse through multiple torrent trackers. Just enter a search word in Folx, and it will go through the vast list of torrent trackers and display the relevant results. BitTorrent is the original, but not necessarily the best torrent client. You might have very high hopes for BitTorrent Inc's official software, and while it's perfectly adequate, it's not much. Torrent clients enable you to download torrent files or use torrent magnet links. Each is used to download and share files over the internet; and each Mac BitTorrent client offers something different.

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Can someone recommend a good torrent client for the Mac, other than uTorrent?

Torrent Client For New Mac Software

[The only problem I have with uTorrent is that occasionally it doesn't respect the upload limit. This is a known issue, and no setting seems to fix it in my case.]

I am looking for these features:

  1. Ability to select files to download (in case of multi-file torrent) BEFORE the download begins
  2. Show transfer rates in the dock icon
  3. Assign relative priorities to files within a torrent
  4. Good, clean UI (optional)
  5. No bloatware/adware like a built in media player, ads, yahoo-search-plugins, etc (optional)
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I highly recommend the open source client Transmission.


  • The Mac OS X interface is written in Objective-C
  • Shows transfer rates in the dock icon
  • Uses Growl notifications and dock badging to keep you informed.
  • Download/Upload Prioritization


  • Doesn't bundle toolbars, pop-up/flash ads, social tools, or any other useless crap.
  • It doesn't hold some feaures back for a payware version.
  • Its source code is available for anyone to review.
  • Doesn't track users, and their website/forums have no third-party ads or analytics.

I've been using Transmission for many years and can't imagine using anything else.

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Try Tribler, designed to fight censorship by using built-in anonymity:

There is an article about it here:

It's open source too.



It does all the things you asked for, except showing the transfer rates in the Dock icon. But I didn't check for this option very thorough, it might have it :-)

One of the best features for me is that it can download a file in sequential order (think of a video that you can start watching it, before the download finishes 100%).

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One more venerable classic client is Deluge.

Completely free from advertising and unwanted plugins, and has a focus on providing features the community needs, such as private downloads, password protection, and scheduling and bandwidth options.

Supports a range of plugins that expand its functionality. The plugins can utilise privacy blocklists (which you shouldn't rely on), labelling, scheduling and notification options. You can monitor folders for files, and add them automatically.

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