Tomato Torrent

Simple and stable bittorrent

Tomato Torrent is a simple torrent client that uses up little memory. View full description

PROS

  • Uses up little memory
  • Quick resume
  • Stable and simple
  • Create your trackers
  • Use AppleScripts

CONS

  • Limited features

Very good
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Tomato Torrent is a simple torrent client that uses up little memory.

The application is built on the original Bittorrent client, making it very stable, and offers a very similar interface. It also uses up very little memory, meaning that you can easily have it running in the background and still launch other applications. However, obviously, avoid having too many torrents connected if you don't want to use up all your bandwidth.

Tomato Torrent includes a quick resume function to launch downloads that had been put on pause. You can also set them to automatically stop at a certain seed ratio and set your own upload rate. Tomato Torrent also lets you easily create your own tracker, if you're interested in distributing your torrents.

Tomato Torrents supports AppleScripts, and if you know your way around them, you can really create your own customized torrent client.

Even though it does offer many features, it probably lacks all the advanced statistics you get in Azureus or the smart features of Tomato Torrent.

All in all though, Tomato Torrent makes for a very good, easy to use and stable torrent client for Mac.

Tomato Torrent is a BitTorrent client for computers running Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system. Tomato Torrent is currently built on the 4.2 branch of the original BitTorrent client, with the program structured to separate the BitTorrent code from the Macintosh code.

Features:

  • Built on BitTorrent 4.2
  • Remembers recent downloads and where you’ve saved them to
  • Auto-stop torrents when they’ve seeded a set amount
  • Set an upload rate for torrents that start seeding
  • User interface for torrent generation allows you to specify torrent comments
  • User interface for starting a torrent tracker on your Mac
  • Most BitTorrent options are fully customizable
  • Supports AppleScript

Tomato Torrent

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Tomato Torrent 1.5.1

User reviews about Tomato Torrent

  • chartigris

    by chartigris

    "Seems simply and easy ... yet ..."

    Why does it take forever to open up a torrent? Mine has yet to do anything other than "Please wait ... getting ... More.

    reviewed on December 1, 2010

  • X-Plam

    by X-Plam

    "Tomato Torrent-lack of guidelines and instructions"

    As a newbie. I would like to find a coherent list of how-to's; including what each setting does and means. I am trying ... More.

    reviewed on June 14, 2010