BitTorrent, the well known file sharing cross-platform protocol, has gotten a new update on the Mac. The BitTorrent Mac client has reached version 7.0.2 Build 23548 which, according to our tests, is now fully compatible with OS X Lion.
BitTorrent version 7 is a native cocoa client for Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) and up. It’s also universal, meaning it works in both PowerPC and Intel environments.
The software shares the same high speed and low resource benefits of the Windows PC version and, in some instances, the Mac client is even faster.
we can confirm that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion handles BitTorrent beautifully, if not better than its competitors - Transmission and Vuze.
Should you need to end and restart a download session, torrents pick up where they left off in just a few seconds.
Browsing through the app’s interface is snappy and, so far, it hasn’t crashed once, even when fed a bulk of ten torrents in one shot.
Thanks to some under-the-hood enhancements included when BitTorrent 7 was initially launched, BTML Mac users can now enjoy the bandwidth and network management automation of ?TP, as well as all the modern BitTorrent enhancements of DHT, PEX, Protocol Encryption and magnet link handling, according to the developers.
BitTorrent has always been the client that doesn't hog system resources. It’s cruising right along on OS X Lion, and you can still add new features through the App Studio, skin the app, and more.
As avid fans of the application should already know, BitTorrent is instinctively smart.
Just as it does on Leopard and Snow Leopard, BitTorrent 7.0.2 auto-adjusts bandwidth usage based upon network and the Internet. As such, other Internet-intensive apps won’t affect your download queue.
Last, but not least, those who maintain the Mac version of BitTorrent say "there are new things on the horizon."
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The people behind BitTorrent have a new project coming up. It’s called Chrysalis (sounds like something out of Star Trek, doesn’t it) and it’s described as “the next generation of the BitTorrent Mainline client.”
“In addition to a complete redesign of the user interface and all of the features you know and love from BitTorrent, the beta reveals a new capability previously unseen in any other BitTorrent client: personal content channels,” reads the description.
The developers are eager for you to try it today and let them know what you think. You can access the beta at this here address.
Here are some key features of "BitTorrent BitTorrent 7.0.2 for Mac OS X - Lion":
· Bandwidth limiter (automatic and manual)
· Customizable interface
· Disk Cache system
· Distributed Hash Table (DHT) support
· Download bar
· Download scheduler
· Embedded tracker
· HTTPS tracker support
· Initial Seeding (Super Seeding)
· IP Blocklist support
· Local Peer Discovery (LPD)
· Local Tracker Discovery
· Magnet URI support
· Multi-scrape support
· Multi-torrent interface with queueing support
· NAT Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP) support
· Peer Exchange
· Protocol Encryption
· Proxy support
· RSS "Broadcatching"
· Search bar
· Selective file downloading
· Tetris (Easter Egg)
· Unicode support
· Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support
· Web Interface
· Web Seeding support
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Version 7.0 is a native cocoa client for Mac OSX 10.5+ Universal, and shares the same high speed and low resource benefits of our Windows version. BTML Mac users can now enjoy the bandwidth and network management automation of μTP, as well as all the modern BitTorrent enhancements of DHT, PEX, Protocol Encryption and magnet link handling. Or to put it simply, with this new engine, BTML is faster, easier and more powerful than ever.
Download BitTorrent 7.0.2 for Mac OS X - Lion