Torrents are nowadays the best way of downloading large files from the Internet. That's because it's a much faster way than using the regular FTP and HTTP service. Not to mention the fact that interrupted downloads can be easily resumed at any moment. What's more, the number of torrent websites is rising more and more and anyone can find a large number of file types on these websites. But in order to benefit from all that the torrent technology offers, you will first need a torrent client that can handle downloads. There are a lot of clients on the market, but none of them match the well known uTorrent application.
This Windows torrent client manages to stand above the crowd, by offering a very good downloading speed and plenty of options, still being very small in size and taking up minimum system resources. The program is very simple to install and can be used immediately after the installation process ends. That's because its interface is highly intuitive. After installing the program, the user just needs to browse to his favorite torrent website and click on a torrent link. At this point, uTorrent will automatically intercept it and it will save the torrent files in the default location on the hard disk.
Optionally, one can customize the saving location and can also select only certain files included in the torrent to be downloaded to the hard disk. Optionally, one can also add torrents to the program's interface by manually entering their download link. While torrents are downloading, the user can see various information regarding them, like the download and upload speed, number of seeds and peers and the amount of time left until the download is complete.
The program allows downloading more torrents at the same time and each of them can have its own saving location. Besides downloading torrents, uTorrent also supports creating new ones using any file and folder. This can be done in the easiest way possible. RSS feeds can also be added to the program's interface and can be displayed next to the list of torrents being downloaded. In this way, the user can read various news while waiting for a torrent to finish downloading.
The options section of the program includes a hug list of options that can be configured, ranging from changing the look and feel of the application to improving its functionality. Certain settings should only be modified by experienced computer users, because setting the wrong options can cause the program to run improperly. There is also an advanced tab available, in which one can change all the functional aspects of uTorrent.
It allows downloading any torrent file using a very simple interface. Besides that, more torrents can be downloaded at the same time and each can have its own saving location. Furthermore, there are a lot of options available, for customizing the program's functionality and also its appearance.
Certain options are difficult to configure for beginners. uTorrent is a one of a kind torrent client which can handle any type of torrent, offering a very good speed and rich functionality.
uTorrent Editor’s Review Rating
uTorrent has been reviewed by Jerome Johnston on 09 May 2012. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated uTorrent 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential