uTorrent is a freeware bittorrent client for Microsoft Windows and Max OS X. It is lightweight, feature rich and powerful.
Installation and Setup
uTorrent was designed from the ground up to be a lightweight program. Installation is virtually instant and only prompts you to ask about where to place shortcuts. Once running the amount of RAM the program uses will depend on how many torrents you have running at once but should stay within the boundaries of around 30MB for average use.
Ease of Use
Years ago before the bittorrent protocol really took off as a fast and effective way of downloading large files, there were only a couple of options when it came to clients. Now that bittorrent traffic forms a large portion of all traffic on the Internet there are many options. Some of them, like uTorrent, are miles ahead of the competition.
One of the best things about uTorrent is although it barely registers in terms of system resources, it’s clear from the very first time you use the program that it takes no shortcuts in quality. The client has full support for port forwarding, download throttling, proxy support, scheduled downloads and a million other features that make downloading easier and faster.
Amongst some of the more unique features is the WebUI. Once set up, this allows you to control the program from another computer without using external remote access. You can update your downloads over the Internet even when you’re not at the computer.
uTorrent also features all the modern features of a bittorrent client including DHT, Teredo, IPv6, UPnP and Protocol Encryption. It’s even been designed to run efficiently on legacy operating systems like Windows 95.
Overall, the program is one of the very best bittorrent clients ever created. It’s easy to set up, even easier to customize and makes downloading files of any size an astonishingly easy task.