Download of the day: qBittorrent

When you want it all, and you want it now

qBittorrent

Some torrent apps offer every conceivable function. Others keep things as simple as possible. qBittorrent sits right in the middle, aiming to “meet the needs of most users while using as little CPU and memory as possible”.

That means while it isn’t too frightening it still packs in a lot of features. It boasts an integrated torrent search engine, media player, encryption, prioritisation of torrents and the files within those torrents, IP filtering and torrent creation, and it’s the closest open source, adware-free equivalent to uTorrent.

If you’re looking for a well behaved torrent client that covers the essentials without getting overly complicated, qBittorrent is great.

Why you need it

Despite their dodgy reputation, torrent files are still a very good way of shifting enormous amounts of data around the web, and they’re particularly good for things such as massive disk images or media files - but unfortunately some of the torrent apps out there aren’t great.

qBittorrent is: it’s open source, which means it's completely free, devoid of ads, and can be developed and extended by anyone with something to add. If you’ve found other torrent apps a little too keen on blasting you with ads or changing things on your PC, you’ll find the difference refreshing.

Download here: qBittorrent