Last updated: January 1, 2023
You probably know what BitTorrent is, this protocol that allows you to exchange and share files with everyone.
Unlike the direct download, it is a downloading method based on bandwidth sharing and decentralization.
Each time an Internet user downloads a file on a server, he simultaneously shares the ends of the file that he has already received with other Internet users. It immediately becomes a server in its turn, even if it only owns a very small part of the file. Indeed, as soon as parts of the desired file are downloaded, they are available to other users.
To take full advantage of the BitTorrent protocol, you must already use torrent client software. Here I will present the 5 best French torrent clients. I'm not going to name the two most famous torrent clients, and for good reason: over the years, µtorrent and BitTorrent have become gas factories, full of advertisements, when they are not used to undermine bitcoin without your knowledge.
The alternatives presented here are best from any point of view.
It is a reliable and efficient alternative to the heavyweights of Torrent clients that are µTorrent or Bittorrent. Deluge is lightweight, open source, cross-platform, encrypted downloads, and accommodates many plugins.
With this system, you can make Deluge the torrent client of your dreams, adding features as you need, without ever overloading it with unnecessary options.
Finally, Deluge stands out from its competitors by its low consumption of system resources.
Vuze is one of the must-have BitTorrent clients. Searching for torrents, downloading, subscribing to streams to find similar content, video player ... Vuze is a war machine packed with features, some of which you will probably never use.
It is easy to use, available in French and cross-platform. To use without hesitation! Please note, the free version of the software contains some ads.
Tribler is free peer-to-peer data exchange software using a protocol similar to BitTorrent.
The particularity of Tribler is to have set up a system similar to that of Tor: the connections (encrypted) go through different servers to scramble the tracks in order to maintain a maximum anonymity.
The function is still experimental and, by the developers' own admission, does not protect against government agencies for example. The tech code is open though, so if you're feeling the urge to lend a hand ...
qBittorent is a client that lovers of early versions of uTorrent will love. It is light, simple and offers practical and clear options.
qBittorrent aims to be lightweight from a CPU and RAM usage perspective. It is also cross-platform with a compatible with operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X and GNU / Linux.
Transmission makes downloading torrent files very easy. It includes all the expected functions and even more, for a sustained speed and immediate handling. Transmission exists for Mac, Windows and Linux, so everyone is happy.