uTorrent is a small, lightweight, and efficient BitTorrent client for Mac OS X. This application is world’s most popular BitTorrent client.
The application was only available for Windows for a long time. Ever since a Mac version came out, it has also become popular on this platform. This application enables you to download file off the BitTorrent network.
The interface of this application may seem a little polished than the Windows one, but the overall layout and design is pretty much the same. Some minor functionalities are not present in this version of the uTorrent for Mac OS X, which is not much of a problem. Anyway, all these features make uTorrent a really good BitTorrent client for Mac OS X.
With this application you can control the upload and download speeds, and limit the total downloads limit, so that if you are not on an unlimited data plan, you can control and manage your bandwidth. The application is simple and lightweight, it will not hog up your computer’s memory. So, you will not feel any performance degradation when uTorrent is working in the background.
The application also comes with an in-built search bar which allows you to search for stuff directly from within the application. But I did found that this feature has been crudely implemented because when ever you search for stuff it just opens up the results in the browser.
If you used uTorrent on Windows, then you won’t have any problem using this, it is the same thing with a few minor changes. And if you have never used this application, then you might just end up deleting all other Mac BitTorrent clients from your Mac.
How to install uTorrent for Mac OS X:
To install uTorrent for Mac, just click on this link to download the installer. After the download has been completed, double-click on the installer and a window will appear from there just follow instructions to install this free BitTorrent client for Mac OS X. The application will work with Mac OS X 10.5 and above.
Feature of uTorrent for Mac:
- uTorrent is a lightweight and efficient BitTorrent client.
- Easy to use, configure, and get statistics.
- The application is written in native Cocoa. Being a native application, it gives good performance.
- Ability to drag and drop torrent files to add them to downloads.
- Supports simultaneous downloads, protocol encryption and trackerless support.
- Fullscreen support, auto-start at login, bandwidth cap, bandwidth control for individual file as well as the application, traffic cap, Growl support, proxy support.
This is number one BitTorrent client in the world, no one can contest that, and now you can just use your favorite BitTorrent client on Mac OS X. This application is fast, responsive, takes up fewer resources, and has a simple and familiar interface. So give this one a try and you will never go back. You can also try it if you are on Windows and if you need an application which has even more features then try out Vuze for mac.