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Transmission Project
FindMySoft Editor's Review
Transmission - Smart and efficient BitTorrent client
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There are many BitTorrent clients on the market which come with more features than you actually need. If you wish to download free videos and software without any distractions, then you might want to look at Transmission. On the surface, it provides strictly what you need to download data and monitor the operations, but you can find many other tools under its hood, which are actually quite useful. The possibility of switching between standard and limited transfer rates with a single click, grouping downloads or remote access are just a few examples of the features you can expect to find.

Transmission comes with a compact user interface, which has a clean and efficient layout. A list of imported torrent files takes up most of the window and a series of commonly used options can be found above this list. They allow you to load torrent files or create new ones, pause and resume selected downloads, filter them, preview their contents and bring up various details about your downloads. Once you import a torrent, its corresponding files will be displayed on a separate window, where you can choose which ones to download. Additionally, you can select a destination folder, assign a higher or lower priority and a color group for the targeted data.

Making torrents easier to spot in the list is not the only reason to assign color groups. You can set up custom destination folders for each color, in the application's tabbed preferences menu. This gives you the possibility of sorting downloaded data into separate folders on the fly. Rather than selecting a folder each time you prepare a new download, you can just select a specific color, depending on where you wish to store the data. What's more, the application allows you to add as many colors as you want.

Another useful feature is the possibility of switching to limited download and upload rates instantly, just by clicking a turtle icon, in the lower left corner of the main interface. You can set up your own bandwidth limits for this mode, in the aforementioned preferences menu. Furthermore, the speed limit mode can be scheduled. Depending on your settings, it can be enabled automatically, every day, between certain hours, on weekends or week days, or on specific days of the week.

The remote access feature certainly gives Transmission an edge over other similar applications. Its functionality can be accessed on a web-based user interface, from any browser. You may configure the web interface to accept connections only for specific IP addresses, to ask for login credentials and to work with a listening port of your choice.

Transmission's functionality is clean and straightforward. The application places a wide range of interesting customization options. Also, its controls are well organized and easy to understand.

There are no obvious drawbacks to address.

Besides downloading data much faster, Transmission's smart functionality gives you the possibility of downloading in a comfortable and elegant fashion.

You can download Transmission free here.
About the author: Frederick Barton
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Transmission Editor's Review Rating
Transmission has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 25 Jun 2014. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Transmission 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential
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