Windows/Mac/Linux: BitTorrent has always been a great way to share large files quickly, but if you're on a slow connection, it's pretty tough to use. BitMate is a new BitTorrent client that seriously boosts your download speed on slow connections.
If you have a slow internet connection (dial-up slow, not "oh I'm using Wi-Fi today" slow), the Vuze-based BitMate can increase your speeds by up to 70 per cent, just by optimising your connection. It doesn't cheat any other peers out of bandwidth or anything either. It just makes the absolute best of the connection you have. And, if you do find yourself on a broadband connection, it'll work just as well as regular ol' Vuze, so there's no reason to switch clients. The program's designed for developing countries, but can certainly work well for those of you still running dial-up connections, so if you're tired of being left out of the BitTorrent loop, hit the link below to check it out. I'd also recommend reading TorrentFreak's article on the subject if you're interested in how it works.
BitMate is a free download for all desktop platforms.