The Best Free BitTorrent Client For Downloading Torrent Files

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocol that has become very popular for sharing files and downloading large files that cannot be uploaded to a single server due to high amount of space and bandwidth requirements. It is popularly known for downloading illegal videos, movies and music because of its dispersed nature. The best way to search for a torrent file is using Google or other search engines and then download the actual file using the free bittorrent client. You can use the following format in Google search in order to search for a particular file:

query_name filetype:torrent

Where query_name is the file name you are looking for. Otherwise you can search torrents from specialized torrent search engines. I mostly use Torrentz and btjunkie.

Best free bittorrent client

Using the methods given above you will be able to download the torrent file. You will need a torrent client in order to use the torrent file and download the actual file that is required. I am will be giving the top 3 best free bittorrent clients which in my opinion are the best among a load of other clients. It’s up to you to decide which one you like.

uTorrent

uTorrent popularly known as u-torrent or micro-torrent is the best and my favorite most bittorrent client. It is very easy to use. You can download the installer which you can install on your computer or else you can have a portable version which you can keep in your USB Flash drive to use anywhere you want. The latest version of uTorrent also includes the search functionality so you can easily search for torrents from within uTorrent without even opening a web browser.

Summary

  • Easy to use
  • Efficient and stable
  • Portability
  • Built-in search functionality
  • Widely accepted in private sites
  • By default installs a toolbar

Download uTorrent

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qBittorrent

qBittorrent is rather a new software in the lineup of bittorrents. It is especially known for its performance and low CPU and RAM usage. It is also easy to use. A novice user can easily use qBittorrent without any problems. The only problem I have seen in qBittorrent is that it is not accepted by most private torrent sites and networks as it is not as widely used as uTorrent.

Summary

  • Easy to use
  • Efficient and stable
  • No extras installed
  • Portability
  • Accepted by private torrent sites

Download qBittorrent

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BitComet

BitComet has been my long time favorite but it has some issues that is why I started using uTorrent instead of BitComet. It is a little slow when starting the download of new torrents. Although BitComet has many unique features, it lags behind in terms of user interface. The interface is a little cluttered and I don’t like the advertisements that are displayed in the client. It also gives options to install some add-ons which are checked by default but should never be installed in my opinion.

Summary

  • Unique features that other clients don’t have
  • Efficient and stable
  • Accepted by most private torrent sites
  • Slow torrent initialization
  • Portability
  • Extras options enabled by default

Download BitComet

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Other notable Bittorrent clients

If you still want to explore more clients, we have a list of clients that we have explored while writing this article. If you have any suggestions, please let me know through comments.

BitTorrent is one of the most widely used client which has a similar interface as uTorrent.

Tixati is an easy to use free bittorrent client with an attractive interface

Vuze formerly known as Azureus offers a plethora of features but is more or less a bloatware.

Deluge Torrent is a specialized torrent client for Mac OS and Linux

Transmission Bittorrent is another client just for Mac OS and Linux

TurboBT comes in different languages. So if you want a torrent client other than English, give it a go

Another Bittorrent Client also known as ABC offers very good functionality with a classic old interface

What is your favorite free Bittorrent client?