uTorrent is lightweight free BitTorrent client developed by BitTorrent Inc. Due to various features of uTorrent and its size being around 1.4MB for Mac OS X, it is used by over 100 millions users worldwide. Its small size is achieved by avoiding usage of various libraries and this software is itself written in C++.
uTorrent can be installed in any Mac OS X including OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks and various old versions of OS X. Lets first see how to install uTorrent in Mac OS X and then we’ll talk about its various features.
How to install uTorrent for Mac OS X
Step 1: Download uTorrent
Go to official download page of uTorrent, and download the stable version of uTorrent which is uTorrent 1.8.7. The file would be named “uTorrent.dmg”.
Step 2: Install uTorrent
Open “uTorrent.dmg” file, and drag “uTorrent.app” to Applications folder. You’ll be prompted with a window saying “uTorrent is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it”, just ignore the warning and open the application.
Follow the installation steps and install the uTorrent application.
Followings are the features of uTorrent:
- Teredo tunneling / provides full IPv6 connectivity for IPv6 capable hosts
- uTP (Micro Transport Protocol) support i.e. used to mitigate poor latency and other congestion control issues
- Protocol Encryption
- Peer exchange with other BitTorrent clients.
- Proxy server support
- HTTPS tracker support
- Bandwidth control and scheduler and many more.
uTorrent also manages bandwidth such that, your internet surfing does not affect due to more bandwidth allocation to uTorrent.
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