µTorrent releases a Mac version

µTorrent macThe long wait is over!

µTorrent has released a Mac version in beta. This is the first official Mac beta for Intel Macs running OS X 10.5 Leopard. The software is free to download and use. Just be careful because this beta software may contain serious bugs.

For those who aren’t very familiar with the software, µTorrent is a BitTorrent client.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen. It is often used for distribution of very large files, very popular files, and files available for free.

Let’s take a look at all the features of the new µTorrent.

•    Partial files download support

•    DHT and Peer exchange support (for public trackers only)

•    Drag and drop support

•    Monitors any folder for torrents and trashes them once added to the queue

•    Throttle transfer speed from the status bar

•    Automatic NAT-PMP or UPnP port forwarding

•    Last but not the least, µTorrent flagship feature—light and less resource hungry.

µTorrent mac

Performance wise this beta edition works well. The entire features present works fine. Transfers rates were also normal.

But I think people from µTorrent have plenty of catching up to do if they want to influence Mac aficionados in using this software. They would have to bring something more than what Transmission already offers.