Which torrent app is best?

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  1. Yell0w macrumors regular

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    as the title stated, i don't have a clue which torrent program to use, and was wondering what people recommended.. thanks for your input!
     
  2. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission but you should search the forums first...
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    I was using transmission previously, but since uTorrent is out for mac, I have to switch to it.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  5. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    google this topic first please or search

    i'd say transmission out of all of them right now

    im currently using the utorrent beta and im liking it right now. so i'm staying with this for now. i suggest that you avoid vuze unless you got the RAM to spare.
     
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  7. MidMoTiger macrumors newbie

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    I liked uTorrent but recently switched back to Transmission. uTorrent has lots of promise tho..
     
  8. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Transmission is best, but I also use uTorrent sometimes.
     
  9. robindahlia789 macrumors regular

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    i've been using vuze a lot lately, i was glad that utorrent came out for OSX but for some reason a month or two ago utorrent stopped working.
    so vuze has been choice by default. it's pretty good
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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  11. Exegesis48 macrumors regular

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    uTorrent is definitely more for the power users. Transmission has grown ALOT since it first started out. I enjoy it because on the surface it is very simple, but it has a lot more advanced features if you are interested in going that route. uTorrent is very nice as well, but i am a Transmission advocate.
     
  12. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Oh man! Freaking nostalgia LOL.

    I have used Vuze, Transmission and uTorrent. Currently using Transmission.
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    takes you back aye! i still use it occasionally. its pretty frekking awsome watching that 3D graph thingomajig!

    yea but i mainly use transmission now, very easy to use - straight to the point.
     
  14. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah 3D graph *drools*. Too bad they didn't continue development with it.
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ill say, it was very advanced for its time. for some odd reason it can download torrents faster then Transmission.. the only reason i dont use it is because there is no choice to select what pieces to DL. :(
     
  16. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission for me...
    uTorrent looks promising though, but lack several crucial features. So until they include all the features from the MS Windows version its not worth it imo.
     
  17. reubs macrumors 68000

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    For my needs, Transmission is the best. I haven't used uTorrent on the Mac, but it was my choice on the PC simply b/c it was the best out there.
     
  18. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission, never liked any of the other osx ones.
     
  19. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    Transmission is so low-profile. Love it. I don't need anything fancy, just auto-add and a nice UI.
     
  20. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    uTorrent and Transmission are both pretty Mac Torrent clients. But I noticed recently that I was getting really poor speeds from both of them.

    I tried Vuze, and went through the settings thoroughly and got at least a 10x speed boost.
     
  21. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    Seedbox!

    Personally, i've just become converted to Seedboxing.

    I wish I had switched sooner.

    this is my provider which I use:
    https://www.santrex.net/torrenthosting.php

    I'm getting ratio's of 6.00 to 10.00 minimum constantly.
    As for speeds, well anything between 500kb to 2mb UPLOADS as well as downloads.

    I've never had ratio's like that ever before.
     
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