BitTorrent Clients?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by RobHague, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. RobHague macrumors 6502

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    Hi i was looking for a BitTorrent Client for OSX, i used to use BitComet in Windows but it seems there is no mac version of it.

    Whats the best client out there for OSX?

    Thanks
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    I was almost certain there was an official client from BitTorrent for OS X, but anyways, there are a few. macupdate.com and a search for bittorrent should yield a few results. I use Tomato Torrent myself, but Azureus (sp?) is also popular and they just released a cool widget for it so I will be checking it out.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I prefer Bits on Wheels, myself. Nice, keeps all in one Window and doesn't take too many resources... :)
     
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'm another Azureus fan. i just find it does everything really well. nice app.

    also its got a de-centrilized tracker or something like that. its supposed to be useful for not getting caught or something. i dont really care for it.
     
  6. rccola70 macrumors regular

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    I use Azureus but am considering changing because it really slows down my iBook..
     
  7. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    I started with Azureus... but then started shopping around.

    For simplicity - I use mostly the official client for Mac OS X.
    I did swap over to Bits on Wheels for a while then the official client I think didn't work... and that shows great promise! I must admit I did like it...
    So I will probably have a look at Bits of Wheels again soon to see if they have updated since I last used it - otherwise I'll stay with the official client.
     
  8. Lazyhound macrumors regular

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    Could somebody post a screenshot of Tomato Torrent, please? They don't seem to have any on their site.
     
  9. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say BitTorrent (the official one) only if you want something simple, no frills, with not a lot of options. Maybe if your an advanced user use Tomato Torrent or Bits On Wheels if you want to customize more, but for a beginner user, I'd say BitTorrent is fine. Less options to customize, and it still works fine.
     
  10. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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  11. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    There is. Simple, effective, easy. I give it too thumbs up. Too me, Azureus is a bloated JAVA P.O.S...
     
  12. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    Azureus will eat your system resources.

    Get the official Bittorrent for OS X client. It works like a charm.
     
  13. solaris macrumors 6502a

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  14. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Just a warning: BitTorrent has, on several occasions, been causing freezes and Kernel Panics. The others has, to my knowledge, not...
     
  15. javiercr macrumors 6502

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    I agree, Azueros is one of those crappy Java programs that run on every platform by requiere a stupid amount of resources for what they are, same as Limewire.
     

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