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Start BitTorrent Downloads At Home From Any Computer With Dropbox


Blogger Guillermo Esteves loves his BitTorrent, so when he’s away from his home computer, he still wants to start up any download at a moment’s notice. His solution: Use file-syncing application Dropbox to sync torrents between computers. Assuming you’ve got Dropbox installed on your home computer and work computer, for example, you can download a torrent, save it to your Dropbox folder, and let Dropbox sync that new torrent to your home computer. Using the folder monitoring feature available in most popular BitTorrent applications (including uTorrent for Windows/Mac and Transmission for Mac/Linux), your BitTorrent app of choice can monitor your Dropbox folder for new torrent files and automatically open them when they appear. In practice, that translates to dead simple, instant remote BitTorrent downloads, which we like very much.

You can also upload torrent files to Dropbox from the Dropbox web interface, so you could even do this from a computer where you can’t install Dropbox. This isn’t the only remote BitTorrent method out there, but it’s certainly a good (and easy to implement) one.


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