File Sharing


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Mar 25, 2024 Last updated


Older Versions

# Change Log

v4.6.4 changelog:

- BUGFIX: Correctly adjust "Add New torrent" dialog position in all the cases (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Change "metadata received" stop condition behavior (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Add a small delay before processing the key input of search boxes (Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Ensure the profile path is pointing to a directory (Chocobo1)

- RSS: Use better icons for RSS articles (glassez)

- WINDOWS: NSIS: Update French, Hungarian translations (MarcDrieu, foxi69)

- LINUX: Fix sorting when ICU isn't used (Chocobo1)

- LINUX: Fix invisible tray icon on Plasma 6 (tehcneko)

v5.0.0beta1 changelog:

- FEATURE: Support creating .torrent with larger piece size (Chocobo1)

- FEATURE: Improve tracker entries handling (glassez)

- FEATURE: Add separate filter item for tracker errors (glassez)

- FEATURE: Allow to remove tracker from tracker filter widget menu (glassez)

- FEATURE: Implement `Reannounce In` column (Hanabishi)

- FEATURE: Expose `DHT bootstrap nodes` setting (Chocobo1)

- FEATURE: Add support for Mark-of-the-Web (Chocobo1)

- FEATURE: Allow to keep unwanted files in separate folder (glassez)

- FEATURE: Add `Copy Comment` to the torrent list's context menu (thalieht)

- FEATURE: Allow relative profile paths (Victor Chernyakin)

- FEATURE: Enable Ctrl+F hotkey for more inputs (thalieht)

- FEATURE: Add seeding limits to RSS and Watched folders options UI (glassez)

- FEATURE: Subcategories implicitly follow the parent category options (glassez)

- FEATURE: Add support for SSL torrents (Chocobo1, Radu Carpa)

- FEATURE: Add option to name each qbittorrent instance (Chocobo1)

- FEATURE: Add button for sending test email (Thomas Piccirello)

- FEATURE: Allow torrents to override default share limit action (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Display error message when unrecoverable error occurred (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Update size of selected files when selection is changed (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Normalize tags by trimming leading/trailing whitespace (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Correctly handle share limits in torrent options dialog (glassez)

- WEBUI: Improve WebUI responsiveness (Chocobo1)

- WEBUI: Do not exit the app when WebUI has failed to start (Hanabishi)

- WEBUI: Add `Moving` filter to side panel (xavier2k6)

- WEBUI: Add dark theme (d47081)

- WEBUI: Allow to remember torrent content files deletion (David)

- WEBUI: Leave the fields empty when value is invalid (Chocobo1)

- WEBUI: Use natural sorting (Chocobo1)

- WEBUI: Improve WebUI login behavior (JayRet)

- WEBAPI: Fix wrong timestamp values (Chocobo1)

- WEBAPI: Send binary data with filename and mime type specified (glassez)

- WEBAPI: Expose API for the torrent creator (glassez, Radu Carpa)

- RSS: Show RSS feed title in HTML browser (Jay)

- RSS: Allow to set delay between requests to the same host (jNullj)

- SEARCH: Allow users to specify Python executable path (Chocobo1)

- WINDOWS: Use Fusion style on Windows 10+. It has better compatibility with dark mode (glassez)

- WINDOWS: Allow to set qBittorrent as default program (glassez)

- LINUX: Add support for systemd power management (Chocobo1)

- LINUX: Add support for localized man pages (Victor Chernyakin)

- LINUX: Specify a locale if none is set (Chocobo1)

- MACOS: Display download/upload speed in dock icon (Nick Korotysh)

- MACOS: Add support for quarantine on macOS (Chocobo1)

- OTHER: Drop support for Qt5, qmake, autotools, Windows 10, Windows 32-bit

- OTHER: Minimum supported versions: Qt: 6.5, Boost: 1.76, OpenSSL: 3.0.2

- OTHER: Switch to C++20


Download qBittorrent a free, open source application based on Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar that runs on all major OS such as Windows®, Linux, Mac® OS X®, OS/2 or FreeBSD (including support for over 25 languages).

The primary purpose of this Bittorrent client is to offer an alternative to other similar torrent managers. The main features are:

- similar user interfaces with µTorrent (for a smooth transition).

- integrated and customizable search: on most famous BitTorrent search sites.

- support for all BitTorrent extensions: Magnet/BitComet, Peer Exchange, DHT, etc.

- advanced control for trackers, peers, and torrents (torrent queueing and prioritizing).

- support for UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding.

- bandwidth scheduler and sequential download.

- IP Filtering (compatible with eMule and PeerGuardian) and IPv6 compliant.

- detailed torrent info: size, status, seeds, peers, download and upload speed, ratio, etc.

- etc.

Important: Please be aware that while qBittorrent is a free, open source, clean torrent manager software YOU are responsible for the data you choose to download. Do not distribute or redistribute any illegal content. A good example of a legit torrent can be found on the official GIMP homepage - the download section OR Ubuntu download section. There are many other legit usage examples of how qBittorrent can be used.

Trademark Note 1: Microsoft®, Windows® and other product names are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Trademark Note 2: Mac and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

qBittorrent Review

Note regarding the installation: There's nothing hidden in this app, no bundles, no unwanted ads or anything like that. It's 100% clean, so the setup process should be easy enough and without any unwanted advertising. Just remember that although the application itself is clean, you are responsible for the data that you will upload or download through a torrent.

The first interaction: If you're a fan of the old uTorrent (like me) I am sure that you will appreciate the simple interface. You have access to everything you need to customize this client from "Option" area. The transfers from all torrents will appear on a left column close to the "Search" feature. You can even lock down qBittorrent with a password if you want to keep your activity private.

Performance: I (and a few friends of mine) was able to reach the maximum speed provided by my ISP on Windows® 8.1 and 10 (100 Mbps). Apparently, such high-speed transfers are achievable from close locations but what I am trying to say is this: there's no limitation coming from this software.

If there's any restriction, it will come (in most cases) from your ISP or hard drive (e.g. if your Internet connection has 1 Gbps you should know that you can't reach this speed with an HDD and you will need a solid-state drive - SSD).

Conclusion: You don't need a manual to learn how to use this client. If you used any other similar client before (uTorrent is the best example) you will need just a few minutes to get comfortable with this program. After a few days, you will feel that you have found the perfect Bittorrent client. The whole FossHub team use and highly recommend qBittorrent (just like all the other apps). If you also find this software useful, please donate folks! The author(s) will appreciate each and every donation!

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