Top 5 Best Free BitTorrent Clients for Windows

by Ramesh Natarajan on August 30, 2011

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol that is widely used for distributing large amounts of data. Since its emergence in 2006, Bit torrent sharing has basically become widespread in popularity as people began feverishly trading music, software, digital books and movies across the web. The craze still continues to rage today, in spite of its growing issue with authorities in copyright sector such as the RIAA.B. I guess you can say that Bittorrents are here to stay, against all odds. Based on our review, we have come up with the Top 7 BitTorrent Client for Windows that will make trading and downloading stuff in the web a breeze.

1. utorrent

uTorrent is probably the leading torrent in the web right now. It has a user friendly interface and got enough seeders for you to download anything in an instant. It is small and yet jam-packed with great features. It has excellent help resources and has easy functions that are also ideal for novices. Adding, starting, pausing and listing torrents are just a matter of a click and can be done in a breeze!

2. qBittorrent

qBittorent is also a stable and efficient client that performs excellently on all torrents. It is compatible with tested windows system and only consumes low and stable RAM usage. It is easy to use and very reliable and convenient to even the most novice user.

3. BitTorrent

BitTorrent has now greatly improved from its previous version. It now has the features that it lacked before like the functionality of picking which files in a torrent you want to download and basically do everything that utorrent can do especially that it also owns uTorrent now.

4. BitComet

Bitcomet is a fast and user friendly download client which supports simultaneous downloads, DHT networks, fast-resume, disk caching, speed limits and a lot of other features such as chat capabilities, bookmarking of favorite sites and a lot more. It is also great in terms of speed and handling multiple torrents.

5. Tixati

Tixati is a free and easy to use BitTorrent with an attractive interface and low RAM use. It also has an excellent support system with a very responsive forum. It is also generally stable and has several options to choose from


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jannifer_M August 9, 2012 at 5:09 am

Hey there,
wanted to know what about torch? that’s what i use for torrents download.. do you know what’s it’s rank, quality wise?

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thixotropic November 22, 2012 at 8:28 am

Utorrent now installs the damn toolbar even when you explicitly say not to, and yes, I got the software directly from utorrent.
*It also restarts your browser without any warning* to do it.
I just lost a lot of work-related research I was doing when it restarted, and of course I am still stuck with the toolbar after uninstalling utorrent.
FAIL

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John December 23, 2012 at 3:06 am

The latest version of uTorrent 3.2.3 is the worst. It didin’t download anything when finishing the torrent file with many files inside.Avoid using it.Better use the 2.x version.

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mjbor December 29, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Sorry to have to say it (since I have been a BIG fan of utorrent) but I have some agreement with John (23 Dec 2012). Even after upgrading to the latest and greatest, I have had utorrent hang when it is supposed to be responding to a magnetic link. And that little dialogue box telling me utorrent is running but not responding is repetitive and useless and annoying. It is pretty obvious that it is running and not responding. They could be more honest and say “I’m sorry, but at this moment utorrent cannot find its ass with both hands”. I have had waits of about a minute and a half before utorrent tells me it is lost in the woods. And then there are the white-out screens where you see the title bar above but the rest of the screen is just white…sometimes lasting up to four minutes while utorrent is doing something other than displaying what files are downloading, etc. I am about to roll back to a much earlier and STABLE version of utorrent.

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Anon May 9, 2013 at 8:25 am

Bittorrent is now plastered with ads, I think its rating deserves to go down a few notches simply for the bad taste that leaves in one’s mouth.

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Albert July 22, 2013 at 2:48 am

Even though all the download settings are set to zero, uTorrent seems to have a mind of its own and downloads data between 15-45 MB a day for no reason at all. It didn’t used to do it in earlier versions but its gotten worse lately ! Now their latest version has got a stupid advert banner along the top. Theirs no way I’d buy this product !
All I want to do is act as seeder but uTorrent won’t let me.
Their support is non existent & they act like an exclusive geeks club ! Can anyone tell me how to Google search for alternatives ?

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Anon August 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Maybe look for Transmission? I googled the keywords ‘bittorrent transmission windows’ to get the right link. It’s a program designed for linux but some people have created Windows ports for it. Since it’s open source it’d probably be hard to get support for it though, outside of the usual google/forums/irc.

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Narendra Mhaske October 31, 2013 at 4:51 am

Dear Albert, read this. uTorrent installs an Adware so naturally it is going to EAT your bandwidth without your consent

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Shardul November 18, 2013 at 5:11 am

i thnk vuze is d best dont u?

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Albert November 19, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Sounds interesting !

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John J January 11, 2014 at 12:25 am

Download ‘uTorrent version 3.3.2 Stable’, it is much better than its older versions. It also has a very fast rate of download when dealing with more files. It don’t install any adware after choosing the ‘No’ option from the install menu. It have never hanged or stuck after since I have used it for 2 months.

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