File Sharing


5  /  12496 Reviews
Jan 6, 2022 Last updated


Older Versions

# Change Log

Thu Jan 06 2022 - sledgehammer999 - v4.4.0

- FEATURE: Support for v2 torrents along with libtorrent 2.0.x support (glassez, Chocobo1)

- FEATURE: Support for Qt6 (glassez)

- FEATURE: Expose libtorrent hashing_threads settings (Anton Bershanskiy)

- FEATURE: Add "Notification timeout" option (kevtechxx)

- FEATURE: Add `connection_speed` to advanced settings (Chocobo1)

- FEATURE: Announce to all trackers if IP changed (#15001) (zhuangzi926)

- FEATURE: Add tooltip for various columns (Chocobo1)

- FEATURE: Add context menu to toggle content tab columns (#15164) (AbeniMatteo)

- FEATURE: Add filter "Checking" to side panel (#15166) (AbeniMatteo)

- FEATURE: Add "Forced metadata downloading" state (#15185) (AbeniMatteo)

- FEATURE: Remember last viewed page in Options dialog (#15230) (Chocobo1)

- FEATURE: Add tooltip to listening port spinbox (Chocobo1)

- FEATURE: Add "Skip hash check" option for watched folders (glassez)

- FEATURE: Add "Show torrent options" double-click action (glassez)

- FEATURE: Allow setting temp folder per torrent/catergory (glassez)

- FEATURE: Support folder based UI Themes (Prince Gupta)

- BUGFIX: Save "resume data" once file priority is changed (glassez)

- BUGFIX: Show priority menu at top level if there is no other in Add New Torrent dialog (FozzeY)

- BUGFIX: Capitalize "peer flags" descriptions (Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Reorder peer flags (Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Show "last activity" value under all circumstances (Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Elide text from the right for all columns' header (smigii)

- BUGFIX: Fix startup with different profiles (jagannatharjun)

- BUGFIX: Move a few torrent context menu actions into "Torrent options" dialog (thalieht)

- BUGFIX: Allow deselecting radio buttons in "Torrent options" for mixed torrents (thalieht)

- BUGFIX: Apply file priority changes correctly (a-sum-duma, Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Use proper string for Korean language (OctopusET)

- BUGFIX: Disable "add peers" menu items instead of hiding it (Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Disable system tray icon menu when app is exiting (Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Show GUI lock icon after system tray icon is initialized (Chocobo1)

- BUGFIX: Apply selected layout to displayed torrent content in "Add New Torrent" dialog (glassez)

- WEBUI: Add reverse proxy source IP resolution (#15047) (HiFiPhile)

- WEBUI: Support navigating UI tables with arrow keys (Thomas Piccirello)

- WEBUI: Support expanding/collapsing UI folders with arrow keys (Thomas Piccirello)

- WEBUI: Support sorting UI tables via touch (#15205) (Tom Piccirello)

- WEBUI: Add pieces progress bar to General tab (Jesse Smick)

- WEBUI: Update authors page (Chocobo1)

- WEBUI: Set icon sizes attribute (Daniel Aleksandersen)

- WEBUI: Add meta application name (Daniel Aleksandersen)

- WEBUI: Sort WebUI language selection values (Chocobo1)

- WEBUI: Use correct URL scheme in user prompt when HTTPS is enabled (Chocobo1)

- RSS: Stick Unread row to top in RSS feed list (Prince Gupta)

- RSS: Correctly use fallback icons for RSS feed in GUI (jagannatharjun)

- SEARCH: Add context menu for tabs in search widget (#14926) (Anton)

- SEARCH: Add more download options to torrent search result right-click menu (a-sum-duma)

- WINDOWS: Add windows-clang support (#15115) (Biswapriyo Nath)

- WINDOWS: Update python installer URL for Windows (xavier2k6)

- WINDOWS: NSIS: Update Simplified Chinese translation (Losiki)

- LINUX: Prolong wait time for shutdown for qbittorrent-nox (Chocobo1)

- LINUX: Install vector program icon (Chocobo1)

- LINUX: Add detection for OpenBSD, Haiku in configure script (Chocobo1)

- MACOS: Update Mac icons for Big Sur (17jiangz1)

- EXPERIMENTAL: Setting to store/load fastresume/torrent files in an SQLite database (glassez)

- OTHER: Many internal code refactorings and bug fixing by many people


qBittorrent is 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 (which requires Python 2.x if you want to use it). 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!

Found this software useful? Please consider a donation to the author.