Deluge – An Unappreciated Cross-Platform BitTorrent Client

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There are thousands of BitTorrent clients on the market; that is, thousands of applications you can use to download files using BitTorrent technology. If you’re curious which BitTorrent program is the best I believe is an underappreciated piece of software: Deluge.

This is a program that, at first glance, doesn’t seem too different from others out there, but offers quite a bit for those looking to access their torrents across their home network. Best of all: it works on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux, so no one is left out of this post. Let’s check it out.

The Basics

Like I said: on its surface, Deluge appears to be just like any other BitTorrent client. And if that’s all you want to use it for, that’s all it is.

You’ll find all the features that made clients like Transmission and uTorrent great. You can download torrents, select which files you want to download within that torrent, set certain files as top-priority and configure your overall bandwidth usage. There are even a variety of plugins you can install to add functionality like reading RSS feeds (useful if you want to automatically download TV shows).

Add to all this the ability to