BitTorrent is without doubts the most popular peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocol that was born in the late 2001. You can download and transfer torrent files using a bittorrent client software. We have created a list of the best and most popular bittorrent clients that work on Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and Android. All Bittorrent clients listed below are completely free to use, although some of them may offer paid versions with advanced features (not needed by common bittorrent users).
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uTorrent is the most popular bittorrent client, it is very easy to use with a clean interface, the download speed is pretty fast, you can limit the download/upload speed, it supports remote management, RSS subscriptions, and it is very lightweight. It has a lot of features to configure the downloading of torrents, proxy settings, bandwidth usage, and much more. Be aware that during the installation it may offer you to download a third-party software, make sure to deny the offer and you're good to go.
uTorrent is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.
qBittorrent is a popular open source bittorrent client that is very fast and resource efficient. It is multi-platform and has a clean user interface, it has an integrated torrent search engine, an IP filtering module (that supports eMule and PeerGuardian files), a torrent creation tool, a remote control via secure web interface, and more. qBittorrent is the closest open source equivalent to µTorrent and aims to meet the needs of most bittorrent users, while using as little CPU and memory as possible.
qBittorrent is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.
BitComet is another very popular bittorrent/http/ftp download client, the interface is easy to understand and it features some unique options, for example, like the Torrent Exchange, where you can collect and share your torrent files with your friends, or like the VIP Acceleration, that can be used to anonymous downloads of torrent files (you need to buy a subscription for this option). BitComet has also all the other options to handle the downloading and seeding of torrent files (limit bandwidth speed, etc).
BitComet is available for Windows only.