uTorrent alternatives?

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  1. thebluepotato macrumors member

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    Hi!

    I haven't tested Catalina yet but I know that uTorrent hasn't been updated to 64 bit, even though multiple users warned them and they replied with their standard "yeah we wanted to do that a few years ago but there are no speed improvements so why do 64 bit at all".

    Are there good alternatives in terms of usability and design? E.g. ease of use (or better) than uTorrent with the design of IINA?
     
  2. loekf macrumors 6502a

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    qtbittorrent or transmission

    qtbittorrent has the issue that you have to self sign the app otherwise you get a popup to allow incoming connections to the firewall each time you start the app. Not sure about transmission. Furthermore, there's the issue of "notarization" (a check by Apple on malicious code) in Catalina, even for non-appstore apps. Not sure how this works with Gatekeeper. Rumors are that only new apps require it.
     
  3. rozenbor macrumors newbie

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    Just use transmission its lightweight and fast
     
  4. netsrot39 macrumors member

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    You could run the Windows version of uTorrent in Wine (yes I know this isn't the best option but it works for me). Also there is Folx which seems to work fine as well.
     
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  8. robi10101298 macrumors newbie

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    Transmission I think it's the only torent client that it's working on Catalina, I tried bittorent and it doesn't work....Transmission it's very fast
     
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  11. cpenner macrumors regular

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    qBittorrent has worked flawlessly for me so far in Catalina. I tried Transmission when I left uTorrent a number of years ago too, but I much prefer qBittorrent. In addition to regular downloading, the RSS feeds and Remote Server accessible with a Web UI work great for my needs
     
  12. idktbh macrumors newbie

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    god both transmission and qbitorrent are awfully slow compared to utorrent... how do you hide the speed stats on the qb icon?
     
  13. MacClueless macrumors member

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    QbTorrent is great... Transmission is good if you're a n00b, but I don't think it'll support SOCKS5.
     
  14. zooole macrumors newbie

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    Transmission is the absolute best for simple downloading and seeding.

    It’s one of those system seller apps for me.
     
  15. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    qBittorrent from https://www.qbittorrent.org/ is what you're looking for. It is open source, free, and updated very often. Combine it with a VPN for best results.
     
  16. barbaraDveg macrumors newbie

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    I would personally recommend BitTorrent or vuze. Vuze is actually my preferred typical use software for day to day downloads you know. You gotta have that one guy you play favorites with. But considing utorrent is your regular, BitTorrent would be more up your alley. But hey you never know.
     
  17. racerhomie macrumors 6502

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    Transmission is excellent.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 12, 2019 ---
    I have been using Transmission since 2015. Its an excellent piece of software.
     
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