Deluge

Fast, easy, full featured BitTorrent client

Deluge is a popular Linux BitTorrent client that has now been ported to Windows while keeping its ease of use and excellent transfer speed, the two main features that have contributed to its success. View full description

PROS

  • Clear, nicely designed interface
  • Very light on resources
  • Great transfer speed
  • Complete configuration menu

CONS

  • A bit unstable

Very good
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Deluge is a popular Linux BitTorrent client that has now been ported to Windows while keeping its ease of use and excellent transfer speed, the two main features that have contributed to its success.

First of all, bear in mind that this app was originally written for another operating system, which means that the Windows version, according to the author's own words, is not as stable as the original one. In fact I got the odd error message while testing it, but other than that, the program worked fine. Transfer speed was excellent, along with the array of tools the program puts at your disposal to handle torrent files. Also, the program was totally unobtrusive for the user and very light on resources.

Deluge features a clear, uncluttered interface where you can easily manage all your file transfers and see information about each one of them. Also, the program's configuration settings enable you to tweak its behavior in great detail: you'll be able to limit bandwidth usage, configure a proxy server and also enable special plug-ins to add extra functionality to the program.

In all, Deluge is a powerful, easy-to-use BitTorrent client that's worth a try and will hopefully improve its stability under Windows in future releases.

Changes

  • Fix issue where the save_timer is cancelled when it's not active
  • Fix unhandled exception when adding a torrent to the session
  • Moved xdg import so it is not called on Windows, where it is unused. fixes #1343
  • Fix key error after enabling a plugin that introduces a new status key
  • Ignore global stop ratio related settings in logic, so per torrent ones are used.
  • Ensure preferencesmanager only changes intended libtorrent session settings.
  • Fix issue when adding torrents without a 'session'. This can happen when a plugin adds a torrent, like how the AutoAdd? plugin works. The user that adds this torrent will be an empty string.

Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It uses libtorrent in it's backend and PyGTK for it's user interface. Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge's functionality is available in the form of plugins.

Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and unobtrusive. It is our belief that downloading shouldn't be the primary task on your computer and therefore shouldn’t monopolize system resources.

See Deluge's features:

  • Web UI
  • BitTorrent Protocol Encryption
  • Mainline DHT
  • Local Peer Discovery (aka LSD)
  • FAST protocol extension
  • µTorrent Peer Exchange
  • UPnP and NAT-PMP
  • Proxy support
  • Web seed
  • Private Torrents
  • Global and per-torrent speed limits
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler
  • Password protection
  • RSS

Deluge

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Deluge 1.3.3

— User reviews — about Deluge

  • Aukkis

    by Aukkis

    "22 megs?"

    Ok, I did NOT try this program, but isn't 22 megabytes a bit too much for a "light-weight" bittorrent ... More.

    reviewed on August 4, 2008