Five uTorrent Tips & Tricks
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As we know, BitTorrent is the world’s most popular file-sharing network. To top that, the company is also responsible with developing uTorrent – the number one file-sharing client out there, and they did a marvellous job thus far; in other words, from one very tiny BitTorrent client, uTorrent grew into what became a comprehensive platform that allows you do more than you could have ever imagined.
Having about 250 million active users a month, uTorrent is at the very top of the pyramid when it comes to file-sharing clients. Despite its many, many features, people usually tend to only use the basic ones; the guys at BitTorrent Inc. thought of putting together five useful tips and tricks, including a sneak view of uTorrent’s newest feature: the money saving “program”. With that said, let’s get into it.
Some may find this feature quite useful – especially those of you who have limited bandwidth from your internet provider. By going to the Options>Preferences menu, you can specify the bandwidth limit. In other words, once you’ve reached that limit, uTorrent will stop downloading, saving you from a whole lot of trouble.
Send To Friend
Not many people know about this, but with uTorrent you can share files with friends and family right from your desktop. All you have to do is drag-and-drop a file/folder into the client, and use the provided link as you see fit.
What Boss Mode does is pretty awesome. Choose a quick-access key (egg. Ctrl+Z) and instantly hide all visible traces of your client. This feature comes useful in times when nosey people take a peek over your shoulder, not minding their own goddam business, ey? Furthermore, you can protect your client with a chosen password.
By making use of Labels, you can neatly organize your folders. How does it work? Once you’ve picked a name, uTorrent creates a sidebar label that you can easily access. In other words, multiple torrents under the same label will be found in that sidebar. All you have to do is right-click on the torrent, go to Labels, and click the New Label tab. Easy as pie!
uTorrent Android (WiFi mode)
Last but not least, BitTorrent’s crew comes to present the new WiFi mode (scheduled to be available soon) for the Android client. This feature will let anyone using an Android-based phone to properly set the uTorrent Android client. Simply put, the user can check the “Use Wi-Fi Networks only” for his or hers downloads, thus avoiding getting a fat bill.