8 Best Torrent Clients for Windows, Mac and Linux

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Torrent is the best place to download stuffs from internet, be it movies, games and other files. The only criteria to download torrent files is to have the best torrent clients on your PC. There are many top torrent clients available across different platforms and each torrent client has its own added features with good interface.

In this article we will list out the top best torrent clients available. Before going to the list, we will first explain what a torrent is, in case you do not know about it.

Torrent is a file extension which contains metadata about files and folders to be distributed. It is the file extension for BitTorrent which is a communications protocol of peer-to-peer file sharing which is used to distribute data over the Internet. BitTorrent is one of the most common protocols for transferring large files, and peer-to-peer networks. Torrent files do not have the actual file, but it contains information about the location of actual file and downloads them from different locations.

To download the torrent file, you need to have a torrent client which can support the file format and in this post we are going to see the best torrent clients for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Top Best Torrent Clients 2016 For Windows, Mac, and Linux

 

1. uTorrent- Best Torrent Clients

uTorrent is one of the best lightweight software to download torrent files and it supports downloads with .torrent and magnet URL. The app has got user friendly Interface and provides faster download and upload rate. It is available for almost all platforms. µTorrent is a little over 1 MB and it installs ultra-fast and will never hog your valuable system resources. It is also one of the most popular ones available today.

Download uTorrent

 

2. BitTorrent- Popular Torrent Clients

BitTorrent has its own client app and comes with similar interface like uTorrent and is also a popular client available across multiple platforms.

Download BitTorrent

 

3. Tixati

Tixati is a proprietary cross-platform BitTorrent client written in C++ designed to be light on system resources. It is available for Windows and Mac (only). The app has a simple and basic with user friendly UI and supports magnetic URl too.

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4. Bitlord

Bitlord is available for Windows and Mac Computers and supports downloads with .torrent and magnet URL . BitLord can create and add your personal or private torrent files. It supports pass encoding as well and also comes with a simple and easy to use interface and is available for Windows and Mac.

Download BitLoard

 

5. qBittorrent

qBittorrent is another lightweight open source and free to use top torrent client. It comes ads free and we can change the settings to increase your transfer rate by 10 times. qBittorrent is available on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).

Download qBitTorrent

 

6. Vuze- Torrent Client for 2016

Vuze is one of the fastest torrent downloader and comes in three versions – Leap (Free), Vuze (Free) and Vuze+ (Paid). Leap is available only for Windows computers and supports media playback and is also ads free.  Vuze is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Though it has got ads it supports media playback, remote control, swarm discoveries and many other features too. Vuze+ is the most advanced and along with the Vuze features it also has Inbuilt antivirus, play media while downloading, burn to Disc with Vuze+ etc.

Download Vuze

 

7. Deluge

Deluge is an open source torrent client and it is available for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Windows, Mac OS X, Gentoo etc. The app has powerful download engine and can set password for downloaded files. Deluge has been designed to run as both a normal standalone desktop application and as a client-server.

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8. Transmission:

Transmission is a lightweight open source top torrent client. It is ad free and can be remotely controlled with Web, PC or other device. The app is available for Linux and Mac OS X. For Windows users, you need to use the Transmission Qt app available on Sourceforge.net

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