BitTorrent Clients

BitTorrent BitTorrent is a peer to peer file distribution system where everyone that downloads also uploads (sends). This way, the cost of transfering data no longer has to be left on one organization to pay for it. Because of these advantages, BitTorrent has become a widely popular method to distribute anime fansubs. When you find something you want to download, you get a .torrent file that only describes how to get it. A BitTorrent client is used to read this special file and discover how to download the files you actually desire. On here are many BitTorrent clients you can use. We have tried to list only good ones, though we cannot guarantee any of these are 100% safe (we do try to assure it). We have not tested all these programs. If you have one to recommend, contact us.

Please make sure you check if the program you are looking at supports your operating system. What the program supports is denoted by the icons (in order: Windows®, Max OS X, Linux, and Wine).

Client Supports Windows® Supports Mac OS X Supports Linux Supports Wine Type
uTorrent (highly recommended) Supports Windows® Supports Wine native
BitTorrent (official) Supports Windows® Supports Mac OS X Supports Linux Python
ABC (Yet Another BitTorrent Client) (popular) Supports Windows® Supports Mac OS X Supports Linux Python
Azureus (popular) Supports Windows® Supports Mac OS X Supports Linux Java
BitTornado (popular) Supports Windows® Supports Mac OS X Supports Linux Python
Xtorrent Supports Mac OS X native
BitRocket Supports Mac OS X native
Tomato Torrent Supports Mac OS X Python
burst! (no graphical interface) Supports Windows® Supports Mac OS X Supports Linux native
Arctic Torrent Supports Windows® Supports Mac OS X Supports Linux native
BT++ Supports Windows® Supports Mac OS X Supports Linux Python
BitComet Supports Windows® native
QTorrent Supports Linux native

About Wine Wine support: This is based on the declarations made by the maker of the client.

If the type is native, that means the program is compiled to native machine code and is executed as it is. Anything else that is not native and will inevitably use much more memory and may even be slower than a native application. Native applications, if written well, are also much smaller in file-size. On the other hand, many non-machine code programs can run on many platforms because it is written to a "higher-level" code.