What are the best torrent clients for Mac?

asked by Anonymous
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8 solutions
  1. 21

    #1Transmission

    Transmission

    Transmission is an open-source and volunteer-based BitTorrent client which is easy to use, powerful and integrates seamlessly with all the operating system available. It also claims that it does not track its users. 

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Marilyn Berry
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "Most Mac users i know recommended this to me as the best torrent client for Mac. And yes i totally agree with them. Based on my experience using Transmission it runs quietly in the bg with or w/o an UI that makes it perfect for servers. Additionally, it can be remotely managed. All in all, this does about eveyrthing a torrent client i'd want to do. "
  2. 12

    #2qBittorrent

    qBittorrent

    qBittorrent aims to provide a free software alternative to µtorrent with a polished user interface and an abundance of features. It also runs and provides the same features on all major platforms.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Aaryan Chatterjee
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "qBittorrent might not be as polished as uTorrent and BitTorrent i still prefer this because i am a frequent user of FOSS. What i like about this is that its interface adopts uTorrent's approach where everything is in tabs. Although my only complaint is that its basic configuration can sometime require u too dive into its mash of menus. But if you are very technical like me that won't be a problem."
  3. 7

    #3BitTorrent

    BitTorrent

    BitTorrent is a software app that works as a torrent client that can be used to download any type of files that you may need, like software, apps, and other stuff.

    Apps

    Windows, Android, Mac

    Free

    Gerald Spencer
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "If i ain't using uTorrent then you'll see me using BitTorrent which is very identical to utorrent but the best part with this is it does not include ads. You can even stream torrents directly from the app. Isn't that amazing?"
  1. 5

    #4µTorrent

    µTorrent

    µTorrent is a free-of-charge, ad-supported, closed source BitTorrent client. This movie downloader has over 100 million users, and it is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android devices.

    Apps

    Windows, Android, Mac

    Free

    Linda Hernandez
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "We all know that µTorrent is widely used by Windows users but for me as a Mac user i prefer this because it is lightweight. Not just that it also has the features u are expecting from a good BitTorrent client. Although this isn't really open source eh"
  2. 2

    #5Folx

    Folx

    Folx is a torrent downloader for Mac users which enables you to find the best torrent files within the app and without visiting multiple torrent websites to look for what you need. It also allows you to set the download time.

    Software

    Mac

    Free- $19.95

    Christina Mendoza
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "Recently just downloaded Folx and been using it for two months already. I am liking it as it is packed with some cool features and it even has a great download speed (or that might be because of my fast internet connection LOL)"
  3. 2

    #6Deluge

    Deluge

    Deluge is a free, open source and a cross-platform torrent client for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Released on September 2006, Deluge aims to be a lightweight, secure, and feature-rich client.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Hemant Malhotra
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "i dunno about u but i feel like Deluge has the same interface like Linux Gnome. imo this is pretty complex and is indeed heavy weight making it not the best when it comes to its usability. But what i like abt this is that it is completely free of ads and unwanted plugins"
  4. 2

    #7Vuze

    Vuze

    Vuze is a Bittorrent client that is a torrent downloader which works with Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android devices. This software application is ideal for all torrent downloads including movies, songs, games, and so on.

    Apps

    Android, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Johnny Hall
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "Vuze has a plenty features and my favoruite is that i can manage my torrent downloads from a remote location. Be aware though that this auto installs adware in ur browsers. But there is a solution to that problem that i found out just recently HAHAHA. "
  5. 1

    #8WebTorrent Desktop

    WebTorrent Desktop

    WebTorrent Desktop is a free streaming torrent client for the browser, Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It can function as a traditional but limited torrent client, however, its main purpose is to stream any media available in torrent form. 

    Other

    Free

    Han Han
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "Okay WebTorrent is actually a great choice for Mac to stream as u do not need to finish downloaing your torrent file but u can watch them instantly. Of course keep in mind that u need a decent net connection and a torrent with sufficient seeders to have a good streaming experience. FYI i do not recommend this a a torrent client to download torrent because its main purpose is just to stream torrents"

Summary

Best What are the best torrent clients for Mac
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1TransmissionSoftware 21 Free
2qBittorrentSoftware 12 Free
3BitTorrentApps 7 Free
4µTorrentApps 5 Free
5FolxSoftware 2 Free
6DelugeSoftware 2 Free
7VuzeApps 2 Free
8WebTorrent DesktopOther 1 Free
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