The bridge between the downloader and BitTorrent’s networks is of vital importance. We call it a file-sharing client, but behind the development of each of these clients lies a lot of work, dedication, and, more importantly, people. While there are many file-sharing clients to choose from, there are also a few that managed to set themselves apart through advancement, ingenuity, and usefulness. As such, we’ve made a list, based on users’ comments and habits, that includes ten of the most popular peer-to-peer file-sharing clients for 2012.
Last but not least, we’d like to wish our readers a very warm “Happy holidays!” and congratulations for surviving the apocalypse (nah, I kid the Mayans). Cheers!
||It’s been a wonderful year for uTorrent’s developing team. The client remained the popular choice of many by pushing the limits further than we thought possible. (read review)|
||Spyware/Adware free, Tixati is one simple BitTorrent client that combines easy-to-use features with the utility of a proper downloading client.|
||Having reached its peak for this year (version 2.75 – you can read the release notes here), Transmission is an open-source platform that’s been built for those of you who use Mac, GTK+ or Qt GUI clients.|
||Formerly known as Azureus, the Vuze downloading platform is available for both PCs and MAC-based computers. (read review)|
|5.BitComet||BitComet has managed to always surprise us, and its final version (1.34) promises faster speeds and an improved management of your downloads. (read review)|
|6.ABC||“ABC is an improved client for the Bittorrent peer-to-peer file distribution solution,” reads the client’s official page. There are plenty of features this client offers (customizing, queueing system, and more). (read review)|
|7.Deluge||Running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, Deluge is a cross-platform that comes with full encryption, a comprehensive WebUI, plugin system, and various useful features. (read review)|
|8.FrostWire||Successor of the now defunct Limewire, FrostWire allows you to share large files, while increasing your download speed. It’s iTunes compatible and comes with plenty of amazing features. (read review)|
|9.TurboBT||TurboBT 4 has been built by using Pyhton, wxPython, and getText. It features a torrent manager, revamped GUI, multi-language support, etc.|
||While iMesh is still seen as the third most popular music subscription service in the United States, the team behind this file-sharing client had managed to come in terms with the RIAA, turning iMesh into the first peer-to-peer client approved by the music industry. (read review)|