Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
With its small memory footprint and customizable interface, uTorrent 3.2 offers something for everyone in need of a reliable BitTorrent client. Its small file size makes for a quick download and installation process, and the program works reasonably well using default settings. However, if you surf the Internet while downloading or uploading in the background, you may need to check out the bandwidth options in the preferences.
Just because uTorrent provides a simplistic design and minimal file size doesn't mean it lacks features. In fact, uTorrent offers everything from RSS feeds to automatic shutdown. The program lets you open torrents in three ways: double-clicking a torrent, using the File menu or opening a torrent from a URL. You can also comment and rate torrents directly in the client, and the program lets you play streaming media as you download. If you don't want to clutter the view with statistics or a sidebar during the download, simply hide the UI elements using the F4-F9 keys. Alternatively, uncheck the UI elements in the Options drop-down menu.
uTorrent uses less than 6MB of memory, includes bandwidth prioritization and features a transfer cap. In addition, you can disable the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) tracker, and it features a download scheduler that takes care of the downloading for you. Regardless of whether you're a new or experienced user, uTorrent includes a variety of customization and configuration settings to help you get started with the program.
Overall, uTorrent offers improved security and stability, and its lightweight design never bogs down the computer no matter how many downloads you have in the queue.
- Beginner Guides
- Minimal Footprint
- Advanced Configuration Settings
- Streaming Media
- Copy Files to iTunes
- No Built-in Player
- Installs Tool Bar After Unchecking Option
- Lists User IP Addresses
- Lacks Full Torrent Search Tool