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Android App: uTorrent Software & Sites 03 MAY 2013

When it comes to bittorrents and torrenting, I primarily use excellent Deluge on my Ubuntu home machine. However, now that I am in possession of a nice 10 inch android-powered tablet, it was time to look at what was available in the mobile app space and one of the better ones that I’ve come across is uTorrent (currently in Beta), from Bittorrent Inc., the original creators behind the BitTorrent protocol.

utorrent android app screenshot 1

In addition to smoothly handling the usual chores of downloading and seeding torrents, uTorrent also features some add-on functions like a media player, RSS reader, torrent discovery and a useful wifi-only mode.

The interface is slick and with no speed or size limits on downloads, uTorrent is certainly worth a look if you’re planning on turning your device into an overnight torrent machine.

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Related Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.utorrent.client

An Excellent BitTorrent Client for Ubuntu: Deluge Software & Sites 19 MAR 2012

For a while now Ubuntu has shipped with Transmission as its default installed BitTorrent client, and in truth it does work, despite being a little bare-boned in terms of features. However, there are a host of alternative, more feature-rich BitTorrent clients for Linux out there, with one of my favourites being Deluge.

It’s fast, slick and packed with all sorts of functionalities – and as a nice bonus, pretty easy to install under Ubuntu.

From the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deluge-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install deluge

Done. You’ll find it under Applications -> Internet -> Deluge BitTorrent Client, or you can just search in Unity for Deluge.

Well worth trying out! :)

Related Link: http://www.deluge-torrent.org