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? Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 11:53
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    I just want your opinions like Melwan's opinion.
    – ammar
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 19:08
  • @ammarx Other options that may interest you include xtorrentp2p.com and qbittorrent.org
    – Simon
    Commented Jun 29, 2013 at 15:50
  • I like Xtorrent. Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 13:34

2 Answers 2


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.
    – ammar
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 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. Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 10:43
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    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. Commented Aug 21, 2014 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.

  • Why don't you use Transmission?
    – ammar
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 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
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 10:03

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