Xtorrent Public Beta 1 released for Mac OS X

David Watanabe (Acquisition, Inquisitor, NewsFire) has announced the immediately availability of his newest software project, in public beta form.

Xtorrent is an advanced torrent client that has been in development for several months. It aims to bring a friendly interface and powerful features to the world of BitTorrent.

Some of the highlights:
– ultra-simple torrent search with one-click downloading (an Xtorrent original)
– a high performance torrent core
– detailed download information and activity monitoring
– powerful seeding and ratio controls
– integration with iTunes
– folder monitoring and automatic .torrent downloading

Please note, this is beta software. It’s not feature complete, it probably has quirks, and it will expire when the beta period is over. It’s quite solid and very usable, but there’s a lot of cool stuff yet to come.

More info and download link (Mac OS X 10.4 required) here.


  1. I know I’m going to get flamed for saying this, but this guy writes such beautiful apps, its a shame that he puts his time into software that will mainly be used for copyright infringement.

    Beautiful software, nefarious uses.

    Oh, and to hold off the flames, I know that Bittorrent can be used for legal purposes, but lets not kid ourselves about the majority of use it gets here shall we kids?

  2. I like the look of it but it crashed a fair amount and not everything that I would have wanted to test worked properly so I’ll leave it for now and wait for a later version. I love Newsfire and Acquisition though so am looking forward to this.

  3. Doesn’t worth the money.

    Azureus is much better and works with all torrent files.

    I have some files that won’t open on transmission, xtorrent, etc

    They just open on Azureus.

    And guess waht?
    Its free

  4. I use BitTorrent clients for mostly one thing…

    downloading british TV shows here in the Colonies.

    See, i’ve TRIED to buy the DVDs from BBC. I have sent email after email requesting a way to get a hold of Top Gear and other TV shows on DVD…

    but they don’t even tell me “well, you have NTSC, and we have PAL”…. they don’t even reply to my emails?

    Well, fsck em. I use BitTorrent to get those shows then.

    I’d be perfectly happy to spend money and save time… but alas, they obviously don’t WANT my money… so screw em.

    The worst part is having to transcode on my MacBook while waiting for the first refurb MacPros..

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