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Were you a hard-core uTorrent fan until the ads started creeping in?

With software,

you always know that if it’s free,

it’ll have those annoying ads all over it.

And what’s even worse is that a software

that you used to love once upon a time is now just so cluttered

that you feel like finding alternatives.

So, today

we’ll cover the top 5 uTorrent alternatives available in 2017,

their features, pricing, etc.

So, let’s jump in,

shall we?

 

Best 5 uTorrent Alternatives Available In 2017

#1
qBittorrent

So,

qBittorrent was initially made to be a replacement of uTorrent

and has every feature that you loved about uTorrent

minus the annoying adware.

It’s also open source (like uTorrent previously was),

light and most importantly, free of ads.

What’s good

about this program is that

It has a simple user interface with all the information provided right in front of you

and you can do all the basic tasks like,

downloading torrents, searching for torrents, adding filters, controlling bandwidth, ports,

and with real-time stats.

Best of all it

this is based on BitTorrent

which is the same source code on which uTorrent was built.

However,

it lacks advanced tools.

The bottom line:

qBittorrent’s simple user interface

makes a good program for the average user.

Price: Free!

Compatibility:

Windows: XP, 7, 8, 8.1, Mac OS X: Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, Linux, OS/2, and FreeBSD.

 

#2
BitTorrent

BitTorrent

is a client offered by BitTorrent, Inc.,

which owns uTorrent now.

If you don’t have any major problems with uTorrent

as such and just wish to check out an alternative,

then BitTorrent is the one for you.

BitTorrent looks exactly like uTorrent

but with minor logo and color tweaks.

But,

there’s a thing,

it also comes with adware and ads,

but you can buy a pro version to get extra features.

The major difference

between uTorrent and BitTorrent

is that the torrent search system in BitTorrent is quite different from that of uTorrent.

In BitTorrent,

the client will search using a simple keyword,

but in uTorrent, you’ll require filters.

You also can create your own torrent files in BitTorrent!

The bottom line:

BitTorrent is amazing

if you’re looking for something exactly like uTorrent,

but with minor changes.

Price: Basic version: Free

Pro version: $19.95

Compatibility:

Windows: XP, 7, 8, 8.1, Mac OS X: Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, Android, iOS, Linux and FreeBSD

 

#3
Deluge

I mention this

because it is based on same BitTorrent source code as uTorrent.

In fact,

you may even mistake it for an old version of uTorrent!

The user interface is simple

but not as good as that of qBittorrent.

This is completely free to use

and doesn’t have any kind of adware, malware, etc.

Deluge

There’s a problem, though.

Deluge doesn’t really offer a lot of features that uTorrent or qBittorrent do,

but it has plugin support

which helps in this department.

In fact,

plugins are available at the Deluge website.

This means,

you can add features

that you’ll actually need and use,

so,

your torrent client will be customized according to your needs.

Some of the basic features are encryption, peer exchange, bandwidth control, etc.

The bottom line:

Deluge simple user interface

makes a good program for the average user.

Price: Free!

Compatibility:

Windows: XP, 7, 8, 8.1, Mac OS X: Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, Linux, and FreeBSD

 

#4
FrostWire

Frostwire is for you

if you’re a media-oriented user.

The program looks more like a music player

than a Torrent client!

Also,

there are absolutely no toolbar included in the install package,

but it offers to install the RealPlayer.

The main focus of this client is music.

It offers featured artists downloads

along with iTunes integration.

Apart from that,

it is the only client to detect a local peer on the same network and to use it.

But,

on the flipside, the initial settings of this client are a bit high,

and the layout can feel cluttered.

Another problem is that

it doesn’t uninstall right as it tends to leave a number of files.

If your torrenting revolves around music and iTunes integration is a bonus,

then FrostWire is a good option.

Likewise,

if you torrent on a large local network,

the local peer discovery may improve things for you.

The bottom line:

Frostwire is best for you

if you use a client for mainly downloading music and movies.

Price: Free!

Compatibility:

Windows: XP, 7, 8, 8.1, Mac OS X: Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, Linux, and FreeBSD

 

#5
Tixati

This client is for those

who care about the BitTorrent stats and not for the average user.

The layout of this program is clear and uncluttered.

The color palette is bold primary colors

and it is easy to install and run

and is probably more customizable than most of the alternatives.

Tixati

But,

the main problem with this torrent is that

its homepage has misleading adverts

and apart from that,

you have to agree to the license twice.

This client is a midpoint between Vuze and Deluge.

The bottom line:

Taxati is for you

if you care more about the statistics

than about the user interface.

Price: Free!

Compatibility:

Windows: XP, 7, 8, 8.1, Mac OS X: Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, and Linux.

Final Words

All in all,

the torrent client that you choose is up to you,

but I’ve given you my top picks for uTorrent alternatives

and the main purpose of each one.

I hope that I was able to help.

I’ve picked out clients that are close to uTorrent in terms of looks and style,

and others that are radically different as well.

Not all of them are for the average user, so pick wisely!

If you have any suggestions,

please do comment down below

and

I’ll be happy to help you!

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