Have you been using a virtual private network for your phone? If not, you may want to consider doing so. Using a VPN software on your phone is just as important as on your computer–especially if you’re planning on using popular Bittorrent applications to download files. It’s important to encrypt and secure your connections so your internet usage stays private. Users also run into problems using torrent software depending on their location and internet settings. If you want to maintain your security, and use Bittorrent software without any hassle, consider using the TorGuard Android VPN app–an included extension of the TorGuard VPN service.
We’ve selected some of the best Bittorrent applications for your Android phone. Keep in mind the TorGuard VPN app works with all mobile Bittorrent softwares, applications, and mobile internet browsers.
Flud is the new guy on the street, but we’ve found it to rank among the best. It’s got a gorgeous interface modeled after material design (optimized for tablet as well), and a bunch of useful features for many types of users.
It doesn’t have any speed limits for downloads and uploads, supports selective file prioritization for downloads, uses magnet link support, and it also has a WiFi only mode–so you don’t waste tons of expensive data.
The free version of Flud has ads, and you can pay to remove them.
A notable feature is that you can move files while they are already downloading to ensure you don’t run out of space.
µtorrent has been the big boy in the torrent marketplace for awhile. It pioneered as a leader for quite some time, and even if it’s native PC application has since become riddled with scandalous ads that literally beg you to click on them, that doesn’t mean the Android application doesn’t do everything you need it to.
Like its counterpart PC app, the µtorrent app is lightweight, free, and has ads. That said there is unlimited download speeds, download sizes, RSS subscription support, WiFi only mode, and a torrent search feature that saves you the hassle of searching for torrents in an external application.
Some other neat features are µtorrent’s ability to save to your external SD card (because we’re still in the age of 16gb phones) and the integrated media player. If you’re feeling particularly savvy, you can also download only specific files from the torrent. The app also has a media player inside and free licensed music from BitTorrent’s Bundle content partners.
A pro version is available for the removal of ads, and access to the new Auto-shutdown feature.
TIP: If you’re looking to manage your torrent files downloading on your computer, you can use µtorrent Remote to manage remotely your files.
Bittorrent is µtorrent’s brother application, and as such, you can expect the same application with a slightly different more purple color scheme. It sports a similar media player and features like download management, seen on the µtorrent application.
That said, the Bittorrent application, in particular, does have excellent tablet support because of a superb landscape design.
It also sports a new “Canonical Peer Priority that reduces the hop length between peers in the torrent swarm, and faster handling of magnet data.”
aTorrent comes with all of the necessary features like magnet link support, torrent search, download folder settings, parallel downloads, and WiFi only mode. It supports P2P, DHT, Advanced DHT Bootstrap, HTTP and UDP trackers.
A unique feature that aTorrent rocks is the ability to stop downloads when the device is unplugged from an external power source. You can also open torrents directly from the browser.
Overall, the app feels remarkably simple and easy to use. Like other torrent apps, you can choose to disable ads by purchasing a Pro key.
Vuze is another simple torrent application that works great. It comes built in with necessary features like a WiFi only mode to save data, torrent search, and configurable download and upload settings. Plus the application has an awesome blue frog as it’s logo. How cool is that?
If you’re using Vuze and your torrent files finishes its download, it’ll notify you with a sound or notification. Very cool feature. It also has an auto start on device reboot.
The Vuze application also supports a strong consistency in torrent downloads, which means that even if your phone turns off, the torrent will resume download once the operating system is turned back on.
Torrent Downloader is an application that not only serves as a torrent application to process torrent files, but also to handle other downloads as well. The torrent site supports unlimited speeds, selective partial downloads, magnet link support, as well as downloading scheduling. Torrent Downloader is one of the best applications to pick if you’re looking to use an application to find torrents. It’s search engines finds the best torrents around amazingly fast.
The download manager part of the app supports up to 16 parallel downloads that can be paused and resumed. If you’re looking for a browser, Torrent Downloader already has one built in, but the app works great with a variety of different Android browsers as well.
One annoying thing about Torrent downloader is that it doesn’t have a search feature built into the application. Instead, you have to download another application for that.
The application supports HTTP, DHT, and UDP as well as P2P connections.
tTorrent is a lean green machine available for free with ads, and paid without. It has all of the essentials including magnet link support, RSS functions, download configuration, proxy support, writing to external storage, WiFi only mode, and other advanced settings. The application is free with ads or paid without.
It also utilizes a streaming mode which lets you watch media while you download. The application also supports torrent search, but you need to download an additional plugin.
Being able to download directly to your mobile device can be extremely useful and entertaining (especially in bed!). These are some of the best torrent applications around for your Android device, but if you’re also looking to manage your PC torrents on your mobile device, check out Transdrone/Transdroid to remotely manage your torrents.
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