BitSpirit

BitSpirit 3.6.0.403

BitSpirit, a powerful & easy-to-use BitTorrent client

Although P2P networking still survives as a means of downloading video, audio and software, many people are now turning to torrents as a means of getting hold of their entertainment. While BitTorrent and BitComet rule the roost in terms of on-the-fly downloads, there are a few other pretenders to the crown that are worthy of a mention. BitSprit is definitely up with the best of them, allowing you to grab hold of torrents quickly without any fuss. View full description

PROS

  • Doesn't drain system resources
  • Lots of options for controlling source and destination files

CONS

  • Poorly marked menu system
  • No direct access to torrent data

Very good
8

Although P2P networking still survives as a means of downloading video, audio and software, many people are now turning to torrents as a means of getting hold of their entertainment. While BitTorrent and BitComet rule the roost in terms of on-the-fly downloads, there are a few other pretenders to the crown that are worthy of a mention. BitSprit is definitely up with the best of them, allowing you to grab hold of torrents quickly without any fuss.

The application is significantly easier to use than many of its rivals, however, BitSpirit disappoints compared with its peers when it comes to tracking active downloads. If you would like to access information on your current download then you need to access the torrent itself, rather than relying on the application to provide you with this information.

That's not to say that BitSpirit is a total failure though, and the application boasts many assets to challenge the other contenders in the market. For instance, the app uses very little PC resources, leading to quick, smooth transfers that occur without any annoying program restarts. The program is very easy to pick up and use and save for a major bug when utilising the UPNP, BitSpirit is smooth and effective.

Originally a Chinese program, the app includes some horrible menu translations, making it often difficult to select the right menu option to access your download. That said, managing file download locations and tweaking options are both really simple operations. You are furnished with plenty of flexibility for accessing your downloads, giving you a host of options for choosing the source location and destination of the file.

If you're looking for a BitTorrent client that gives you access to files quickly through a simple interface, then BitSpirit is a worthy app. However, if you want a larger selection of files with a minimal chance of file corruption or hanging then you'd be better off sticking with the more reliable uTorrent or BitComet.

Changes

  • Added: # column added to job list view
  • Added: ui.task.stopatshareratio added to 'Advanced' Options
  • Improved: the mini-bar now supports batch file/link processing
  • Fixed: for DHT-Enabled jobs, upload speed may exceed the upload limit (under rare circumstances)

BitSpirit is a powerful and easy-to-use BitTorrent client which provides not only full BitTorrent protocol implementation but also many personalized features.

It supports simultaneous downloads, download queue, UPNP port-maping, NAT traversal (UDP transport), select downloads from multiple files torrent package, disk cache, chatting with other peers, torrent market,ip-filter, etc. In 3.0 or above versions of BitSpirit, it also supports the DHT network which is based on Kademlia protocol and fully compatible with Bittorrent official client.

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— User reviews — about BitSpirit

  • stalin.josef

    by stalin.josef

    "Testing"

    I'll give it a shot, what the heck. I just switched from utorrent to bittorrent to bitcomet. bitcomet is great, so I'm... More.

    reviewed on October 3, 2011

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "Very Good BitTorrent Client"

    BitSpirit is a nice little torrent client that doesn't sell your privacy or data to the highest bidder. Its very low on ... More.

    reviewed on March 7, 2010

  • MattLee

    by MattLee

    "Best Torrent Client Around"

    This is far better then the over hyped utorrent and vuze. . More.

    reviewed on November 28, 2008