Based on the Qt toolkit, qBittorrent comes as an alternative to µtorrent, being designed and maintained by volunteers during their free time. This software is completely free of charge and can be downloaded on any platform, while its features are supported fully by donations. This program can be installed on Windows, Mac, Linux, OS/2 or even FreeBSD.
To start with, its interface is very similar to its competitor, µtorrent. It comes with a side menu which provides details regarding the open torrents, their categories and trackers. Also, all active torrents are located in the main window, while under it the progress and transfer details are provided. For advanced users there are additional tabs for Peers, Trackers and HTTP sources. The control buttons are located in the upper part of the window, right above the torrents list.
What makes qBittorent good software is the fact that it runs fast and it is very easy to use. Even though it is built similar to µtorrent, it uses a very extensible search engine that is well integrated. Using this search feature it can search in many torrent websites at the same time, while users set up the categories for the requests, such as videos, music or software.
What is more, qBittorrent offers RSS feed support with multiple developed and advanced download filters, such as regex. In addition, it supports multiple Bittorrent extensions, such as private torrents, magnet links, encrypted connections and many more. Another feature that this app offers is the bandwidth scheduler, which we found very useful for CPU performance.
The remote control feature was written with AJAX, making it almost similar to usual GUI. This feature enables access through the web user interface. In addition, it permits sequential downloading, so that users can choose the file priority according to their requests. With advanced control over torrents, peers and trackers users may queue and set priority for both torrents and content files.
Something interesting about it is the fact that it is available in 70 languages. However, as long as this client can continue running at high speeds and high performance it won’t be needed to have it translated. Average users can use it very well, since they don’t require advanced knowledge of seeds, peers or trackers. However, experienced users will see that qBittorrent has many great features to offer, including IP Filtering, Torrent creation tool, support for UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding and compatibility with PeerGuardian and eMule formats.
|qBittorrent 4.3.5 May 3, 2021||
BUGFIX: Move cursor to the end when autofilling URL/hash in "Download from URLs" dialog (Chocobo1)
BUGFIX: Sort invalid QDateTime values after valid values (Chocobo1)
BUGFIX: Fix tabChangesFocus attribute in "Edit trackers" dialog (Christoph Rackwitz)
BUGFIX: Update DynDNS register url (zhuangzi926)
BUGFIX: Handle "not enough disk space" error more graciously (glassez)
BUGFIX: Correctly draw progress background with stylesheet (jagannatharjun)
WEBUI: Fix magnet url from the search facility (Chocobo1)
WEBUI: Revise folder monitoring functions (Chocobo1)
WEBUI: Fix magnet url from the browser (brvphoenix)
WEBUI: Allow to specify file indexes in torrents/files API (glassez)
WINDOWS: NSIS: Allow more strings to translated (bovirus, Chocobo1)
WINDOWS: NSIS: Update Italian, German, Estonian, Russian, PortugueseBR translations (bovirus, Henry Water, PriitUring, Felipe)
LINUX: Fix D-Bus Notification `desktop-entry` field (Chocobo1)
|qBittorrent 188.8.131.52 Mar 25, 2021||
BUGFIX: Correctly draw progress bar (glassez)
|qBittorrent 4.3.3 Jan 19, 2021||
FEATURE: New languages: Azerbaijani, Estonian
BUGFIX: Unify global speed dialogs for normal/alternative speeds (thalieht)
BUGFIX: Increase maximum global speed limits ~2 GiB/s (thalieht)
BUGFIX: Save fastresume when setting torrent speed limits (thalieht)
BUGFIX: Group several torrent options into one dialog (thalieht)
BUGFIX: Capitalize locale names (Chocobo1)
BUGFIX: Improve content file/folder names handling (glassez)
BUGFIX: Drop notification about move storage finished or failed (glassez)
BUGFIX: Reload "missing files" torrent instead of re-checking (glassez)
BUGFIX: Remember dialog sizes (Chocobo1)
BUGFIX: Improve detection of file extension string (Chocobo1)
WEBUI: Don't call non-existent elements (glassez)
WEBUI: Update "Keep top-level folder" in WebUI options (thalieht)
MACOS: QMake: Raise minimal macOS target version to 10.14 (glassez)
LINUX: Use legacy 'data' directory only as a fallback (lbilli)
OTHER: Bump project requirement to C++17 (Chocobo1)
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