uTorrent is one of the most popular BitTorrent clients out there for several reasons: it's fast, lightweight, easy to use and very efficient.
Features of uTorrent
uTorrent includes everything you would expect from a complete, reliable torrent downloader: highly detailed stats, support for RSS feeds, automatic shutdown, download scheduler and more. There are a couple things that uTorrent is missing though: a full torrent search tool and a built-in player to preview your downloads.
uTorrent 3 lets you play media in streaming as you download, rate and comment torrent files, drag and drop files to share them, and disable the UDP tracker.
Ideal for all user levels
Since version 3 uTorrent has sported a totally redesigned interface: more usable, easier to use and a perfect match for uTorrent’s web interface.
Just like previous versions, uTorrent 3 is easy enough to use for everyone no matter what their level of computer expertise is, but it also includes dozens of configuration settings that will please the most tech-savvy users. Also, this new version includes several beginner-oriented guides to make sure everybody can make the most of it.
Light on system resources
After a quick installation process (although there are quite a few prompts to install browser add-ons etc) and a handy built-in speed test to make the initial setting much easier, uTorrent is ready. The program takes up minimal hard drive and PC resources, which enables you to have a good amount of torrents downloading and still be able to use your computer without any lag.
If you're searching for a reliable, fast and lightweight torrent client, look no further: uTorrent is what you need.
- Loading a torrent with many files is faster
- Torrenting works better on network shares
- Numerous security and stability improvements
- Streaming works on more players, and with improved seeking ability
- Plus products: Improvements to antivirus updates, copying files to iTunes, and performance of conversion pane
- First stage of improvements to the Add Torrent dialogue
- Add torrent window remembers its location
- Magnet link contents now pre-loaded in add-torrent dialogue
Review last updated: 06/03/13
- Simple, easy to use interface
- Handy connection test for faster set-up
- Extensive torrent download information
- Small footprint on drive space and system resources
- No built-in player
- Limited search options