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What is the best torrent client for OSX ?

utorrent, Transmission, Vuze or ....


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Define "best". What are you looking for in a torrent client? – Olly Hodgson Jun 27 '13 at 11:53
I just want your opinions like Melwan's opinion. – ammarx Jun 27 '13 at 19:08
@ammarx Other options that may interest you include and – Simon Jun 29 '13 at 15:50
I like Xtorrent. – Nicolas Barbulesco Dec 8 '13 at 13:34

Transmission is light and captures the OS X essence. I have been using it for years with no issues. Plus, it's free and open source.

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I'm using utorrent and it's also light and works very well but I want to try transmission because it "captures the OS X essence" then I'll decide. – ammarx Jun 27 '13 at 9:53
I concur : transmission is light and efficient to manage all your torrents. It's free, open-source you can't go wrong giving it a try. – Silouane Gerin Jun 28 '13 at 10:43
Transmission's development is a nightmare. For years, Transmission supported Proxies, but one day the developers decided to spontaneously remove support for Proxies without any public discussion. That was 4 years ago and after a lot of outcry Transmission still does not have Proxy support. If your ISP throttles BT traffic (and more and more are these days) then you absolutely need a Proxy, so in that case, Transmission will not be a good choice. – Jonathan Dumaine Aug 21 '14 at 20:04

My vote goes to Deluge, used it for years on Linux and now on OSX. Choose it because it was similar to utorrent.

If you want minimal and effective go with Transmission.

I used Vuze many years ago, it was named Azureus then, it was written in java and very slow and unresponsive, I believe that has changed now.

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Why don't you use Transmission? – ammarx Jun 27 '13 at 9:57
I have no idea, I like it better, but old habits die hard and I keep getting back to Deluge :) There will be a day when I just delete Deluge and stick to Transmission :D – b4d Jun 27 '13 at 10:03

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