Bar Magnet, A Native Delegate for Torrent Web UIs

Qata

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 21, 2011
4
0
New South Wales
Hello everyone.

I have gathered you here today to show you my latest and greatest and first creation, Bar Magnet.

"What is it? Please be descriptive so I don't get my dick caught in a blender."
Well, I'm glad you asked. It is a menu bar residing, magnet handling, torrent file accepting piece of show stopping action. When running, it sets itself as your default torrent/magnet handler, and when exited, that reverts back.
Bar Magnet came about when I thought to myself "It'd really be great if I could just click several magnet links without needing to copy and paste them into µTorrent's Web UI, or without a local app setting focus." And bam, four months later, here is a buggy actualisation of my dream.

But, the thing is, I currently only have three beta testers, and I really need quite a few more than that for the upcoming release of 0.5.
Being a beta tester is super easy, every copy of Bar Magnet has a "Report Bug" button in the Preferences window that opens up Mail with everything but the text body filled out.

I'd be especially eager to hear from people with VPSes residing in other countries, I can't afford one at the moment and I'm not sure about how my app handles high ping times.

You can find information about which servers are supported at Bar Magnet's page on MacUpdate, which I always provide with an up to date list. Those which are currently supported are µTorrent, Transmission and Vuze with the help of either the HTML UI plugin or the Web Remote plugin. Support is forthcoming for rTorrent with the ruTorrent front-end, which will be followed by Deluge support.

I'm (kind of) looking forward to some bug reports!
 

DarkC

macrumors newbie
Oct 29, 2009
13
0
I don't get it... When I click a magnet link, it ALREADY automatically adds itself to uTorrent without giving it focus... :confused:
 

sammich

macrumors 601
Sep 26, 2006
4,283
212
Sarcasmville.
That's exactly what this app is designed to do. It silently adds torrents to a queue to your default app so you don't have to click the same prompts to confirm the location and files for every item. It's not for everyone and it's handy for those that use a server to grab their bytes.
 

Qata

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 21, 2011
4
0
New South Wales
Buildz

Two new builds have come out since the SSL one, Bar Magnet now supports rTorrent via the ruTorrent front-end, Deluge via its own web-UI and I have also added backwards compatibility with OS X 10.7.