UPDATE: December 2012
The very tiny BitTorrent client has come a long long way since its development. uTorrent is now the number one file-sharing client in the world, but that’s not all. It comes with plenty of useful and easy-to-use features, and it’s free. BitTorrent’s developing team, at the demand of many, released the first Android-based uTorrent, while uTorrent Plus goes even further by introducing a couple of new features, including HD video playback and built-in antivirus.
uTorrent has become one of the most appreciated BitTorrent client out there. This is partly due to its simplicity, efficiency and user oriented design and to the fact that its executable adds a directory and some option data to your computer, having at the same time very small file size and low memory requirements (less than 6MB).
After running some tests we learned that although IP phones proved to be troublesome when used with a torrent, uTorrent’s straightforward button interface simplifies pausing downloads.
What most of the users find difficult when using a torrent client is locating the torrents – perhaps that was what developers had in mind when including both a torrent search bar that links to MiniNova and a handy RSS feed download function. If you subscribe to select feeds, uTorrent automatically downloads files as they publish. Adding, starting, pausing, and listing torrents takes merely a click or two each. Additionally, there’s a speed guide to assist you when testing your ports and making any necessary adjustments in the system settings to get the desired performance.
Besides being easy to operate uTorrent includes a port checker in the wizard menu, to ensure your TCP ports are properly forwarded.
In terms of features what you can find in other BitTorrent file-sharing programs you can also find in uTorrent, mainly, bandwidth optimization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading, and Mainline DHT.
Screenshots of uTorrent:
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