Bittorrent is considered by many to be the best way for downloading large files to the pc and mac because it breaks it up into smaller pieces, which are then shared amongst seeders (people who have the whole file) and leechers (people who are downloading) who upload the pieces they have to other users while downloading from other users in the swarm the pieces they need until they have the whole thing. Bittorrent isn’t just limited to the desktop or can be crontrolled remotely via the Android.
A variety of the apps below do similar things, so try the different ones to see which you like. All of the apps below can be reached on androlib and can be easily installed by using Barcode Scanner to scan the QR code on the page.
- BarTor – A companion tool to barcode scan, product hookup, isoHunt search and integration with uTorrent, Vuze, and KTorrent web interfaces.
- Bit Torrent – A remote app to control Transmission, uTorrent, Bittorrent, Deluge, Vuze and rTorrent on your PC or server.
- aBTC BitTorrent Client – aBTC is a full featured BitTorrent client to download files direct to your Droid, Droid X or other Android device.
- FluxIt – If TorrentFlux is your Bittorrent client of choice, you can control your TorrentFlux via your Droid.
- MiTorTV – Keep track of what television shows you’ve watched and find torrents and direct downloads of your television shows.
- Swarm Torrent Client – A lightweight client that supports multiple simultaneous downloads via app and background service.
- Torrent Droid – Search for and Download .torrents files to android from public/private trackers, then upload them to a remote computer.
- Torrent Funnel – Monitor torrent RSS feeds, receive alerts and download the torrent file to pass to a Bittorrent client to download the file.
- Torrent-fu – A remote for uTorrent and Transmission on the desktop. One of the cool features is the ability to scan a barcode to start downloading a torrent.
- Transdroid – A remote torrent client manager for uTorrent, Transmission, rTorrent, Vuze, Deluge, KTorrent, Tf-b4rt, etc. In addition to controlling your torrent clients via application, also includes a widget to place on your home screen.
- TV Show Tracker – Find out when your favorite tv shows are released to bittorrent sites.
BitTorrent has become a popular way to download files, applications, games, movies, television and other forms of data. By using torrents, it is an efficient way to download larger files to your home, phone or other device.