A small and efficient bittorrent client with a great deal of features


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Same as µTorrent as they are identical bittorrent clients. Excellent speeds on torrents, efficient and stable client with a large amount of features packed into a tiny package. Excellent help resources. Streaming capability.
Same µTorrent except that BitTorrent is not accepted at most private torrent sites. Has had critical security alerts at Secunia (though none on this version). Recent versions of µTorrent have been in disfavor at many private sites, supposedly for reporting to the tracker issues.

Our Review:

Everything I said about µTorrent applies to BitTorrent as the two are identical in their options and engine. Both are owned by BitTorrent, Inc., and are developed by the same development team.

If you prefer the name BitTorrent and its purple color over the µTorrent name and its green color, then that would be the only reason to choose this client over µTorrent.

Even though the two clients are the same, BitTorrent is still banned at most private torrent sites (even though they accept µTorrent).

Like µTorrent, BitTorrent is a small and efficient bittorrent client with a great deal of features and will appeal to many despite the "extras" in the installation.

Caution: Spigot toolbar offered during install along with home page and search engine changes. Software offers from Open Candy.

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BitTorrent was reviewed by on based on version 7.8.1.