torrent clients

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  1. Longey Nowze macrumors regular

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    which do you recommend? I haven't used any, i know my windows buddies love µtorrent, what do you guys recommend?!

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  2. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    transmission, ive only used this becuase its pretty good. simple
     
  3. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    transmission the best one for me. very basic but does what its supposed to.
     
  4. dylanbrown macrumors 6502

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    I use µtorrent on my Mac, I like it and its easy to use.
     
  5. Longey Nowze thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys... I have a question though what's the major differences between different clients? what makes one better than the other?

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  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Seriously this has been brought up dozens of time before. Head over to mroogle.com and type in "torrent clients."
     
  7. RobotBanana macrumors newbie

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    I installed uTorrent on my Mac, since it's what I use on my PCs. I tried Transmission, but it seemed too basic for me. uTorrent seems to be more robust and configurable.

    I'd say those are the two big torrent clients for Macs. I'd recommend installing them both, and comparing them side by side to see which suits you best. Both uTorrent and Transmission are good programs, so it basically comes down to personal preference.
     
  8. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    utorrent on the pc, transmission for the mac for me
     
  9. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    i use utorrent on mac and pc. i find it to be better than transmission
     
  10. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    Back in the day when I used Windows, uTorrent was my choice. Since switching to Mac and configuring Transmission, I use it. I really like the turtle feature ;)
     
  11. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

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    except utorrent for the mac is buggy as hell
     
  12. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    I like transmission but I'm going to switch to utorrent soon. Transmission seems to choke when you have too many torrents going on at once. I used to use utorrent on windows a few years ago and was great. I'm a power user so transmission doesn't really suit my needs.
     
  13. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Tomato Torrent works very well for me. It's even simpler and lighter then Transmission.
     
  14. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    I tried out utorrent and I prefer the interface and features but it seems slow compared to transmission. I tried using both on the same port at different times and transmission seemed to always be faster. Anybody have any reasons for this?

    The main problem that I have with transmission is that it has a tendency to choke under a few simultaneous transfers. I liked using utorrent when I had a windows machine and it was faster than either transmission & utorrent on the mac.
     
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  16. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Transmission is faster for me, too.
     

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