We need a good Toreent program for the mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Damien, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Damien macrumors regular

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    The Macintosh needs a good Bit torrent client!

    We are woefully undersupplied with good torrent clients on the Mac. In fact, its so bad, we only have three ones that are worthy of a look. All of which have massive short-comings.

    Azureus has all the features but are awful GUI and its very resource intensive. I don’t want to boot up Java apps to run in the background. If I want to do other work I don’t need my resources being eaten by bloatware.

    Then I think the other two good ones are Transmission and xTorrent. Both based on Libtransission. Nice, mac like, but missing some key features. You cannot download individual files within a torrent which is important to me.

    Please, Mac Developers, there is a gaping hole for a good torrent client for the mac. Please. Make us one!!!!

    SORRY FOR THE TYPO IN TITLE
     
  2. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    I would love a properly written version of Azureus that wasn't ported straight over from windows. which is why it runs so sluggishly.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    I would pay for XTorrent if it had that feature...
     
  4. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Me too ;)
     
  5. Damien thread starter macrumors regular

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    xTorrent holds the most hope for a good, small, pretty mac like torrent program. uTorrent for the mac if you will.

    DW could have the best torrent app on the market if he did this, or if someone in libtransmission did.
     
  6. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a

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    uTorrent needs to be ported to Mac post-haste!!:D Xtorrent to me is a joke--great looking GUI, no doubt, but come on, I should spend almost $30 for a BT client that doesn't even support transport encryption or single file downloading? Plus I have read many rather unflattering remarks concerning the developer of Xtorrent...don't know if I want to give money to him, especially if he doesn't provide the functionality I want...
     
  7. JangoFett124 macrumors regular

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    Since XTorrent won't have that feature until Transmission does, you could have it for free.
     
  8. oober_freak macrumors regular

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    I just use Tomato Torrent.

    At least, Tomato doesn't report to the server that I've uploaded 16 TB in 5 seconds. :rolleyes:

    Transmission is a good application, but just look at the attitude of its developers on their forum. God, they need a life.
     
  9. JangoFett124 macrumors regular

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    I'm the Mac developer of Transmission. ;)
     
  10. Damien thread starter macrumors regular

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    The single file downloading is such a sticking point. I thought the inaccurate data information bug had been fixed by now?
     
  11. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I thought BitRocket showed a lot of promise in its early stages of development, then Jolix just kind of poofed out of existence, and there hasn't been any real work on it for quite some time :(

    Transmission is my next in line, but I won't use it until 0.7 comes out :):cough:: ::cough::) and the OiNK admins re-evaluate it. Sadly, I don't know if 0.7 will ever come out at the rate it's been going...

    (<crosses fingers> and really hopes the goading works) ;)
     
  12. JangoFett124 macrumors regular

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    Be on the lookout in the next week or so (if everything goes as planned). And we have been in communication with the OiNK people.
     
  13. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I can unequivocally say that this is the best news I've heard today. Thank you. :D
     

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