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IMPORTANT: Mac Users will be Automatically Upgraded to µTorrent Web for Mac OS Catalina (v10.15) in September 2019.
Obviously if you are not a Bit Torrent user this will not matter to you but I have been halfheartedly looking for an alternative to uTorrent which I do use occasionally (for legitimate purposes of course) but with little success. I was unable to ascertain if there would be a 64bit version from the developers at the time so it remained on the dwindling list of 32bit apps remaining on my MBP. I canstrike that one off right now and so can you.:app
 

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Thank you, yes I have, I’ll turn the question around and ask have you used uTorrent? It is a little like comparing Apple Photos to Photoshop. uTorrent is a much more sophisticated application with true Peer to Peer functions.
 
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Thank you, yes I have, I’ll turn the question around and ask have you used uTorrent? It is a little like comparing Apple Photos to Photoshop. uTorrent is a much more sophisticated application with true Peer to Peer functions.
No I have not. Transmission has always worked very well for me.

And while uTorrect has those other features, I do not need them. Plus, Transmission is 64 bit, and thus will work fine with Catalina.

Additionally, according to this:

15 Best Desktop Bittorrent Clients for P2P Sharing | Tom's Guide

Transmission has P2P functionality (but again I do not use that feature). Maybe that link will help you find another program that will satisfy your needs.
 
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Sorry honestone33, perhapes you misunderstood, my original post was to alert people who are using uTorrent to the fact that uTorrent was releasing a 64bit version.
 

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Just to explain my history a little with BitTorrent clients, I started using P2P services back in 2006. At that time Azureus was the best of them and I used it until Vuze arrived in the market around 2008 unfortunately like many open source applications it too died around 2016 at which time I started using uTorrent.
In the very early days of P2P clients it was viewed as "geeky" by Windows users but fit very well into the software sharing, collaborative mentality of early Apple Mac users.

As time went by the concept of P2P data sharing became a thorn in the side of commercial software developers, music recording studios and the movie industry leading to much tougher patent, copyright and personal data ownership laws and regulations.
Nowadays the FBI actively seeks out and prosecutes the providers of BitTorrent files and data bases such as PirateBay and KickassTorrents while other sites have joined the commercial side and now require subscription from their users effectively becoming just another advertisement sponsored, live, online streaming site.

There has also been a strong word of mouth opinion campaign spread that BitTorrent sites are just for pornography and other illegal stuff and to some degree this is true because the very philosophy behind the idea of a P2P system is that it be unregulated.

Non the less being a bit of a relic from the 60's I still support the core values of the philosophy. Consequently I am happy to share what has been freely shared with me. This is the whole principal of P2P systems after all, but to do that I need a lot of control over what, how, when and to whom I share. This requires a very good VPN and a BitTorrent client with the necessary preference options.

The link you included from Tom's Guide includes Vuze as one of the "15 Best...." and a fair amount of outdated and technically inaccurate information. I must admit when I saw Vuze listed I clicked on the link out of curiosity but got a "An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request." response as expected.

I'm glad that Transmission works for your purposes and thank you for your suggestions but as stated uTorrent looks like it will continue to serve my purposes.
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Rod
 
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Sorry honestone33, perhapes you misunderstood, my original post was to alert people who are using uTorrent to the fact that uTorrent was releasing a 64bit version.
Yeah, I did not look at it closely enough. Thanks for the correction.
 
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not enjoying the web version of torrent, hopefully the 64bit release isn't far away
 

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Well I got tired of waiting and invested in the paid for version of Folx. The paid version is so much better than the free version it's almost like a different app.
 
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Well I got tired of waiting and invested in the paid for version of Folx. The paid version is so much better than the free version it's almost like a different app.
How much is it ?

Is it better than utorrent ?
 

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The Pro versionhas most of the same options and preferences as uTorrent as well as a tracker search function. This can be a real time saver by searching for a file within the app you get a list of sources and you can pick your choice and download it direct without scouring the web, downloading magnet links etc although you can do it that way too.

Free torrent client for macOS Catalina - Folx


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