Remote file-sharing has been available for quite a while now – uTorrent’s Remote App helps with that. But what if you need to download a torrent from outside the house; let’s say you visit a friend or even go to another country? You could still make use of uTorrent Remote, but Dropbox comes with a better solution.
Dropbox, a cloud-based service, allows their users to synchronize files between modern devices and the cloud. The user can also access files by using Dropbox’s website, and thanks to that can now send torrents to uTorrent remotely. To do so, one must first install Dropbox on the computer, then create a new folder within the installation directory (let’s say “torrents”). After that, open uTorrent and go to Options > Preferences. Select the Directories tab and check “Automatically load .torrents from”; underneath select Dropbox’s newly created folder.
Now you have to log into Dropbox’s website from any computer and save torrents into that folder. The cloud will synchronize the torrent files with your computer at home if it’s online. If the PC is online right after you’ve uploaded your torrent files the download will immediately start; otherwise, they will start as soon as your computer is on and uTorrent is running.
If Dropbox is not your thing, you can use most of the cloud-based services available.