µTorrent has long been the best Bittorrent client for Windows, and for my money (nothing, since the app’s free), it’s been the best Bittorrent client for Mac since its debut as well. Historically, though, the Mac version of µTorrent simply hasn’t been as full-featured as the PC counterpart… but that’s all changed with the latest beta, which is available to download now over at the official site
The latest beta of µTorrent brings over to the Mac many of the most widely requested features on the PC. Here’s what is new:
• µTorrent Remote: Simple, secure access to µTorrent from anywhere. No complicated network configuration required. Add and manage your torrents from any browser, mobile browser and even an Android native app (but where’s the iOS version?)
• Feeds: Subscribe and follow torrent RSS feeds right inside µTorrent. Set up Smart Feeds to auto-magically fetch torrents and start downloads for you.
• Scheduler: Now you can set µTorrent to start, limit and stop activity at regular intervals throughout the week. This is a valuable feature for those of you stymied by metered and shared networks.
• Advanced controls and info: Want more control and information about what’s happening behind the scenes? Upgraded logging features include much more detail. Also, feel free to access the double-secret-super-advanced preferences (they’re hidden behind CMD+OPT+,). Use sparingly and wisely.
As befitting the official Bittorrent client, uTorrent is a fantastic app and well-worth the download if you do any torrenting at all. You can grab it for free here