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BitComet v1.45 Updated

billon on 17 Jan 2017
  • 41MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by xlioilx

BitComet is a manager for web, FTP, and BitTorrent downloads supporting simultaneous connections, file queue, selected torrent package contents, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, IP filter, etc.

It requires generally less CPU and memory than many Java or .NET-based clients.

Note: There have been various criticisms leveled against this client.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Dependencies: MSXML3 or above (installed by default with IE6 or WinXP, or available from Microsoft as a separate download)
Stealth: ? No. Writes a few window-related settings to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the "non-installation version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BitComet.exe or BitComet_x64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
Similar/alternative apps: Free Download Manager, qBitTorrent
What's new? GUI:
  • Improved:
    • Support login account using email;
    • Client IP address moved from status bar to context menu.
  • Fixed:
    • Task size not displayed when opening torrent.
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CornHolio the Gringo on 2015-03-31 20:43

I used BitComet as the first torrent client back in the ol days.
Then uTorrent arrived, and I stuck with it for the low resource usage.

/Corn

smaragdus on 2016-11-11 20:01

@billon
Have you checked the download links for BitComet version 1.44?
I get "404 Not Found" both for the archive and the installer.

billon on 2016-11-11 20:35

@smaragdus:
Sames, there are no v. 1.44 in the site - https://download.bitcomet.com/achive/
Previous still work

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qBittorrent Portable v3.3.10 Updated

billon on 11 Jan 2017
  • 19MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by rbon

qBittorrent is a file sharing client modeled as an open alternative to µTorrent. It includes a torrent search engine, support for all extensions (DHT, Peer Exchange, crypto, Magnet/BitComet, etc.), web interface, RSS, scheduler, IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible), IPv6 compliance, and more. Uniquely, it includes a program lock to password-protect the interface.

The program includes torrent creation and even tracker capabilities (for serving content).

qBittorrent Portable is a portable version of the standard client. Alternatively, X-qBittorrent is also available. Clients are also available for other platforms (Mac, Linux, FreeBSD, OS/2) and in ~25 world languages.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch qBittorrentPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: µTorrent, Free Download Manager
What's new? See:
http://qbittorrent.sourceforge.net/news.php
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-09-03 23:51

@stisev: I really don't think feature bounties like what the qBitTorrent dev requested are harmful. As open source / freeware developers rarely see donations, I'd rather see requests like these than adware/bundleware.

stisev on 2017-01-03 10:32

Such garbage software. The author is about the biggest asshole I have ever met in the development world. Seriously, if you think this is an opinion go read the issues forum. as ransom for portable mode, he's demanding people give him money. You really can't make this shit up.

I gave qbittorrent an honest try. I can't get magnet links to associate with the portable version anymore. I even tried running it in Sandboxie and manually installing a reg entry.

This app should be reported and removed from PF as it constantly spreads its files all over my computer after magnet links are associated.
IT. IS. NOT. PORTABLE. and based on what the way the dev is screaming at its users, it's becoming donation-ware.

I encourage you all to petition mods to remove this app.

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Tixati v2.51 Updated

billon on 22 Dec 2016
  • 131MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by Ruby

Tixati is a lightweight, easy-to-use file sharing program utilizing the distributed, peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol. The program includes a clean, simple interface with the notable ability to prioritize files within a downloading torrent so you can get the first song or video downloaded and previewed quickly. Also supports customized download folders by file type, bandwidth throttling, transfer visualizations, encryption, prioritization, RSS support, IP filtering, and DHT and magnet links.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder).

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tixati_Windows32bit.exe (for 32-bit OS) or tixati_Windows64bit.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally: Delete tixati_Linux32bit, tixati_Linux64bit and, depending on your OS, the other tixati_Widows..bit.exe to save space.
Similar/alternative apps: BitComet, qBittorent, uTorrent, Halite
What's new? See:
https://www.tixati.com/news/
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:53

v2.34 released !

zorro on 2016-10-31 21:35

FYI: Tixati (the official portable package) is not completely stealth, it registers Magnet-Links, Torrents and "dsc" in the registry.

Realist on 2016-12-07 04:59

Is it better than µtorrent ?

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µTorrent v3.4.9 (build 43085) Updated

billon on 15 Dec 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by Vurlix

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a lightweight BitTorrent client that supports multiple simultaneous downloads, file level priorities, configurable bandwidth scheduler and speed limiters, even the ability to only run while user activity is detected. Also includes boss key, built-in search function, and RSS capability for subscribed downloads.

Note that this software was changed to adware after being added to the PortableFreeware database.

Alternatively, µTorrent Portable is also available, which automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the EXE to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file called settings.dat in the same folder
  3. Launch utorrent.exe
Optional: To disable advertisements.
Similar/alternative apps: qBittorrent Portable, Halite
What's new? See:
http://www.should.keepfree.de/utorrent_alltime_changelogs.txt
Latest comments
DarkShadow on 2016-02-17 10:10

@billon:
Download gives me a v3.4.5 build 41712 !

Checker on 2016-02-17 10:23

@DarkShadow: v3.4.5 build 41712 seems to be the latest stable version.

robzuc on 2016-02-21 21:26

As I wrote on 2015-09-26, the original software isn't portable. I don't know why it hasn't yet been blacklisted from this website... Anyway, I tried the PortableApps version, but initially it didn't work: I had to rename first uTorrent_Downloaded.exe to uTorrent.exe in the [\uTorrentPortable\App\uTorrent] folder.

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RetroShare v0.6.1

billon on 4 Sep 2016
  • 49MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by lautrepay

Retroshare is a feature-rich communications platform for small groups of users with a focus on privacy. The program includes an exclusive and secure toolset for instant messaging, chat rooms, forums, direct messages (e-mail), file server, VoIP, channels for distributing content, and link exchange. It functions as an open, distributed alternative to many commercial groupware programs.

Additional features include RSS feed reader, status messages (away/busy), different modes for low traffic, transfer and disk space limits, plugins, skins, and much more. Cross-platform (Mac, Linux, BSD).

Great for small businesses, groups, and a safer alternative to most file sharing methods. Networks can be small or large, but communications between users are limited by default to friends and friends-of-friends, with more specific controls available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
License: Open Source/Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the setup package and launch
  2. During installation, select the "portable" option and save to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch RetroShare.exe
Similar/alternative apps: qTox, Brosix
What's new? See:
https://retroshareteam.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/release-notes-for-v0-6-1/
Latest comments
Emka on 2013-12-14 13:00

v0.5.5b seems to be out, can't find a changelog

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