PicoTorrent is a very simple and free BitTorrent alternative for the desktop. It has a clean and ad-free interface, which is its biggest advantage over BitTorrent client. Although BitTorrent is a very popular tool, but its interface is messy as well as it shows ads. So, those who are looking for a simple looking BitTorrent alternative, PicoTorrent is handy.
You can use magnet links and torrent files to download the videos. The option to pause and resume downloads is also available. Apart from these features, it lets you check the details and set options related to a particular downloading file. For example, you can check the peers info, set download and upload limit, maximum connections, etc.
Above you can see its simple interface and different fields associated with different options. For example, you can see the file name, size, download progress, DL and upload speed in real-time, and other details.
Here are some other similar software covered by us:
- Stream Video Torrents While Downloading: WebTorrent.
- Free Live Stream Torrent Video Player.
- Free Portable And Lightweight Torrent Client: Patchy.
Using This Free BitTorrent Alternative:
PicoTorrent is a portable software. Here is the link to grab its zip archive. Once the archive is downloaded, just execute the application file available under that zip file. Its interface is very simple and self-explanatory.
To download a movie or video, use File menu and add a torrent file or magnet links. A window will open to set the download location and storage mode.
Press the Add torrent(s) button. It will start checking the resume capability of added torrent, setup the seeds, peers, and start the downloading process. You can see the details in real-time.
In case you want to access details related to a particular download, you can double-click on a downloading file. It will open a window where you can see the file overview, set maximum upload and download limit, and other details.
When you are not using this software, you can also minimize it to the system tray. It will continue the download in the background.
PicoTorrent is surely a good software when you need a very easy option to download torrent files. The ad-free interface avoids distractions. Everything is really simple and straightforward.