There are more BitTorrent clients than we could possibly compare, but some of the most popular — and best — have been under the spotlight lately for sleazy ads and bad behaviour. It's time to check in on a few of our favourites to see how they fare, which deserves your downloads and which ones you can trust.
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In a move that's likely too little, too late, uTorrent has decided to stop bundling crapware with its (once) popular BitTorrent client. While it hasn't come up with an alternative just yet, the developer plans to be more "open and transparent" as it considers its options.
Even if you've switched to another torrent client (or just an older version of uTorrent), now's the time to make sure there are no hidden Bitcoin miners hogging your idle system resources. You'll have to dive into your registry and file system, but a little effort is worth the peace of mind.
uTorrent, our favorite BitTorrent client for Windows, just updated with a few minor additions, including a $US25 premium client with built-in video encoding, virus scanning, and the ability to download torrents from anywhere.
Mac OS X: uTorrent has long been our favourite BitTorrent client on Windows, but its Mac version was severely lacking in features. Today, it's finally out of beta, and much closer to feature parity with its Windows cousin, adding support for RSS feeds, scheduling and a new remote interface optimised for tablets.
The latest alpha version of uTorrent for Windows (sorry Mac users) has a great new feature: you can drag and drop media downloads onto your Android, iPhone, Xbox 360 or PS3. Currently it won't convert the files to a playable format, but that's expected alongside the upcoming premium release of uTorrent Pro.
With the promise of controlling your torrents from any browser, the exciting uTorrent Web project (also known as "Falcon") has upped the ante even more by customising its web interface for iPhones, with strong encryption generated from random finger sliding around the screen and a pretty slick interface for adding, stopping and starting your torrent downloads at home. The iPhone interface seems to load through the Android browser just fine, too.
A few weeks ago, we mentioned uTorrent's new, native Mac client moving to beta, sporting a new UI and all torrent-downloading features you could want from something lightweight. The project is still in beta, but officially got the 1.0 label this weekend, so it looks like we're getting closer and closer to an official release.
Windows: The popular BitTorrent client uTorrent released a beta build of uTorrent Web Beta, a no-configuration tool that allows you to remotely access and control uTorrent from any web browser.