btpd!

* Runs in daemon mode; no need for constant terminal or gui. * Command line interface. * Sharing of multiple torrents in one btpd process. * Upload and download rate limiting. * IPv6 support. * Multitracker support. See Project History http://wiki.github.com/btpd/btpd/wiki/Project-History
for a historical viewpoint of btpd.

btpd alternatives

  • qBittorrent

  • The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to µtorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).

    tags: Portable ad-free bittorrent-client built-in-rss-reader command-line-interface
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku
  • Transmission

  • Transmission has the features you expect in a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web-based interface, peer exchange, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, web seed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

    tags: Portable .torrent bittorrent-client command-line-support file-sharing
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku Xfce
  • µTorrent

  • µTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client that includes standard features such as bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT. Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification and peer exchange.

    tags: Portable WINE bittorrent bittorrent-client file-sharing
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android Wine
  • Deluge

  • Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Unix and Windows. It is written in python, uses libtorrent (rasterbar) at its core and GTK for the main user interface along with web and console interfaces for advanced client/server facility.

    tags: Portable ad-free bittorrent-client built-in-torrent-client extensible
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD libtorrent Python
  • Free Download Manager

  • FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.In addition, Free Download Manager allows you to adjust traffic usage, organize downloads, control file priorities for torrents, efficiently download large files and resume broken downloads.FDM can boost all your downloads up to 10 times, process media files of various popular formats, drag&drop URLs right from a web browser as well as simultaneously download multiple files!

    tags: Portable ad-free browser-integration built-in-torrent-client download-accelerator
    platform: Mac OS X Windows PortableApps.com
  • Tixati

  • Tixati is a peer-to-peer file sharing program that uses the popular BitTorrent protocol. This protocol allows many peers to form a cooperative swarm and download very large files with great efficiency.

    tags: Portable bittorrent-client customizable decentralized group-chat
    platform: Windows Linux
  • Vuze

  • Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. In addition to bittorrenting, Vuze allows users to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content. Content is presented through channels and categories containing TV shows, music videos, movies, video games and others.

    tags: Bundleware bittorrent bittorrent-client built-in-antivirus built-in-player
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android BSD Google Chrome Bundleware
  • RetroShare

  • RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication.

    tags: anonymous-file-sharing anonymous-secure-filesharing chat-clients decentralized email-client
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • BitTorrent

  • BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol. It is often nicknamed Mainline by developers denoting its official origins. Since version 6.0 the BitTorrent client has been a rebranded version of µTorrent.

    tags: bittorrent-client built-in-antivirus built-in-media-converter built-in-player file-sharing
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Android Android Tablet
  • FilePizza

  • Using WebRTC, FilePizza eliminates the initial upload step required by other web-based file sharing services. When senders initialize a transfer, they receive a "tempalink" they can distribute to recipients. Upon visiting this link, recipients' browsers connect directly to the sender’s browser and may begin downloading the selected file. Because data is never stored in an intermediary server, the transfer is fast, private, and secure.

    tags: file-sharing file-transfer file-transfer-protocol torrent-client torrents
    platform: Online Self-Hosted
  • rTorrent

  • rtorrent is a BitTorrent client for ncurses, using the libtorrent library. The client and library is written in C++ with emphasis on speed and efficiency, while delivering equivalent features to those found in GUI based clients in an ncurses client.

    tags: bittorrent-client libtorrent
    platform: Mac OS X Linux BSD
  • PicoTorrent

  • PicoTorrent is a tiny BitTorrent client for Windows with low memory usage, high performance and a native user interface. No ads, carefully selected features, and a native user interface integrating seamlessly with your desktop.

    tags: Portable bittorrent-client libtorrent lightweight magnet
    platform: Windows
  • Halite

  • Halite (named after the mineral) is a C++ BitTorrent client based on the excellent libtorrent library from Rasterbar Software. The program also relies heavily on the Boost libraries.

    tags: Discontinued bittorrent-client libtorrent
    platform: Windows libtorrent Discontinued
  • BiglyBT

  • BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze .

    tags: ad-free anonymous-chat bittorrent-client built-in-media-converter built-in-player
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Android BSD
  • KTorrent

  • KTorrent is a bittorrent application for KDE which allows you to download files using the BitTorrent protocol. It enables you to run multiple torrents at the same time and comes with extended features to make it a full-featured client for BitTorrent. KTorrent offers advanced configuration options, plenty of features and a wealth of useful plugins, like the Search plugin which will allow you to search for torrents directly from within KTorrent.

    tags: bittorrent-client kde-interface
    platform: Linux BSD