Best Torrent Clients for Mac OS X: Mac OS X is Apple’s very own operating system and the current version of Mac OS X is the Mac OS X v10.10 “Yosemite”.
Mac OS is designed to run on Apple’s Macintosh series of computers including the MacBook, Mac Pro, iMac, Mac Mini. It’s a closed source OS with a few open source elements.
Mac OS X is used widely around the world and it has emerged to be a great platform for developers to develop programs from. Mac OS X has it’s own App Store where you can browse through and get the apps of your choice.
In the last post we talked about Top 10 Best Torrent Clients for Windows. In this post we will take a look at Top 10 Best Torrent Clients for Mac OS X.
So, without any further ado, let’s start.
Top 10 Best Torrent Clients for Mac OS X
Transmission is another fast Torrent client which makes downloading of Torrent Files easier and quicker, The client uses less resources hence it is light on RAM, It also supports magnet link, so that you download the torrent file in a click, It also has the capability to find the local systems connected to your system.
uTorrent is the most famous torrent downloading client for both Windows as well as Mac OS X. The uTorrent app is a lightweight program and the installer is really small in size. It allows you to search for torrents right from inside the program and you can also set priorities to the torrent file that you are downloading. You can also run it in the form of a portable app if you just put it on a USB stick.
Xtorrent P2P is one of the most beautiful and elegantly designed torrent clients for Mac OS X. As you can see in the picture above, the design is well thought out and the sections are differentiated properly. It is free to download and use but there are also paid versions available and you will have to buy a licence if you do not want to download torrent at throttled speeds. This is the biggest downfall of the program.
BitTorrent’s official client for Mac is also great to use and comes with some great features. If you want a torrent client that is to the point and light on system, then the official BitTorrent client is the one you should go for. It’s totally free and you won’t face any speed throttling at all. It is totally ad free so you won’t see any annoying pop up ads in your client windows. You can also stream the torrents directly from inside the app itself.
Acquisition is one more good looking torrent client for Mac OS X. It also organizes the downloads and everything in a manner where you would be able to find them easily in case you need them. It has the same pros and cons as Xtorrent but Acquisition is a bit cheaper than Xtorrent.
Vuze is a clean and neat looking torrent client for Mac OS X in which you get a plethora of features. You can search for torrents right from the program itself. Apart from this you get the functionality to use a Web Remote with Vuze so that you can manage your torrent downloads from remote locations.
You can also play downloaded media files right from the Vuze program or you can also choose to play back from a device connected to your Mac.
BitRocket is an open source torrent client for Mac OS X that you can download from Source Forge. BitRocket is very light on system resources and you won’t find it all the CPU time or RAM while it is in use. It uses the least minimum amount of RAM possible and downloads files silently in the background.
It is a simple to the point torrent downloader so if you want a simple option, this might be a good one for you.
The Tomato Torrent client is built using the original BitTorrent client that we talked about earlier in this post. It is a very lightweight and to the point torrent client. It uses very less memory and is light on Mac system resources. It is also open source in nature so you can download the source code and modify it as per your needs.
Deluge is a multiplatform BitTorrent client and it is also available for Mac OS X. It comes with some useful features like uTorrent Peer Exchange which will help in getting better download speeds, connection encryption and much much more. This small program is a very simple yet efficient in downloading torrents.
Last but not the least we have Bits on Wheels.
It is a slightly outdated torrent client but it is truly a native Torrent client for Mac as it is written in Objective C and Cocoa. It still has a very large user base for users who are loyally using the torrent client till date. It’s an open source program so you can get the code and modify it for your needs.
It has a very interesting feature known as 3D swarm which shows what exactly is happening under all the graphs in the client.
Also check: Top 10 BitTorrent Clients for Windows
So, this was a post in which we listed Top 10 Best Torrent Clients for Mac OS X. If you think you know about a BitTorrent client that we did not cover, then just let us know in the comments section below and we will check that out for sure!