Open source BitTorrent Client – Deluge

Deluge logoNowadays you can find several really good open source or freeware BitTorrent clients. Why choose Deluge? Because…

  • it is open source: you’ll be much safer against having a sneaky hidden process running on your computer;
  • it is multiplatform: if you use (or you’re planning to use) more then one operating system, you can install Deluge wherever you want: on Linux, MacOS X, or Windows. Choosing multiplatform apps you’re more likely to remove yourself from the claws of proprietary operating systems.
  • it has plugins: use just the features you want by activating the plugins you’ll need.
  • it is fast: Deluge is pretty fast with libtorrent.


I used Azureus a lot but it was too sluggish with its Java, after that I used uTorrent which I really liked but when I moved to Linux I couldn’t use it anymore. So, I was left with the option to use Transmission or Deluge. Only the latter worked on Windows, MacOS X, and Linux so I was happy to be able to use the same application on any OS I chose.

With its plugin structure, Deluge has a bunch of extra features, such as:

  • BitTorrent Protocol Encryption
  • Web seed
  • Private Torrents
  • Global and per-torrent speed limits
  • Configurable bandwidth scheduler
  • Password protection
  • RSS, and much more!

One plugin I use often is the “Torrent Search” to find the file I want through several different sites.


Deluge search

Last and best of all is its “Web User Interface”. I can now manage my torrents remotely through any web browser. Just activate the plugin, go to your web browser and type http://localhost:8112/ .


Deluge Web UI

Now, thats what I call complete freedom. Free of charge, free from OS, and free even from your desktop! Download it and if you like it, support the project with a donation.

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