Free and lightweight BitTorrent client

Transmission Project

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Transmission is a free and open source BitTorrent client software, with this software, users can download and share files using BitTorrent protocol. Download Transmission the free BitTorrent client with a direct link by clicking the download button.

The good
Free and open source.
Remote controlled.
The bad
No integrated search engine.
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Ammar Kurd
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Transmission is distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is, therefore, a free open source software that allows everyone to check its source code. It is lightweight and very elegant with a simple user interface. It is cross-platform software, you can visit the official website to download for platforms other than Windows.

What is BitTorrent?

BitTorrent is a file-sharing protocol in a peer-to-peer style (in networking terms), contrary to a client-server model the files are not hosted in a single location (server) but rather distributed among users. Hence you will be downloading a file and at the same time uploading it to someone else.

How to use Transmission?

First of all, you need to get a file with a .torrent extension, this file contains tracking information about the file you want to download, the file is small and you can get it from many search engines dedicated to torrents, you can see a list of popular sites from here.

Next, click on File -> Open select the file and choose a folder in the Destination folder section, click on Open again, the download will start afterward. Just keep in mind that you will be uploading the file you download to others at the same time.

Another way is by adding the URL for the torrent file by going to File -> Open URL, then the software will add the tracking information itself and start downloading immediately.

Transmission allows users to limit download and upload speed by clicking the settings icon on the left lower corner then selecting Limit Download speed orLimit Upload Speed accordingly.

Transmission features

  • Free and open source.
  • Simple and elegant user interface.
  • Lightweight, it does not consume resources.
  • Remote controlled by Web and Terminal clients.
  • Full encryption, DHT, µTP, PEX, and Magnet Link support.

Download Transmission the Lightweight torrent client

To get the latest version of Transmission 3.00with a direct and fast download link via Downzen by clicking the download button on this page.

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    Windows 7+