qBittorrent 3.0.5

Simple but effective bit client that can accelerate downloads

  • Vote:
    7.7 (44)
  • Category:

    P2P

  • Version:

    3.0.5

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000

  • Also available for:

    Mac

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free (gpl)

qBittorrent is a free BitTorrent client that looks and feels similar to the more popular uTorrent. The software boasts an impressive amount of features, and its user interface is clean and simple to use. Being open source, the source code for qBittorrent is available on GitHub for anyone to monitor and make sure there is no hidden malicious code.

One of the biggest strengths of qBittorrent is how lightweight it is compared to other popular BitTorrent clients. This is especially good news for individuals who would like to download files through a BitTorrent client but are worried about CPU usage.

One handy feature of qBittorrent is sequential downloading. This enables the user to download the first file in a group before the others. Many BitTorrent clients cannot do this, which can be quite inconvenient. Without sequential downloading, the user would have to wait until all the files in a series are downloaded before opening any of them.

Users will also be glad to learn that IP filtering is supported in qBittorrent. IP filtering allows the user to block specific addresses. It is most commonly used to block communications with companies who may be against peer-to-peer activity.

One of the few things qBittorrent has working against it is the fact that users must have Python installed in order use its built-in search engine. Once it is installed, however, qBittorrent’s built-in search engine is very convenient and easy to use.

Ultimately, qBittorent is a great option for those seeking a free and open source alternative to popular BitTorrent clients like uTorrent without having to sacrifice on features.

Pros:

  • Very lightweight compared to other BitTorrent clients
  • Free and open source.
  • Very user friendly
  • Sequential downloading
  • Excellent web interface
  • IP filtering

Cons:

  • Must install Python plugin to use search engine

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