Azureus BitTorrent Client for Mac

I normally avoid Java applications, mostly because, at least in the early days of Java, such applications tended to be clunky, slow, and easily breakable. A lot has changed, and without speaking directly to the “is Java still evil?” question, I point to Azureus as a very positive example of a non-clunky, non-slow, and, at least so far, non-easily-breakable Java application.

Azureus is much more capable BitTorrent client than the ‘official’ Mac client: it gives you a lot more information about what’s flowing up and what’s flowing down, and it allows you to throttle bandwidth used in both directions.

I’ve been taking it for a ride this afternoon, and so far I’m quite impressed. Thanks to Ben Hammersley for the pointer.


Jevon's picture
Jevon on December 5, 2004 - 19:22 Permalink

It also works with uPnP Routers to open up the appropriate ports, which seems to result in much better speeds. A great application.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on December 6, 2004 - 16:41 Permalink

Update: I still like the client, but I’ve now run into two separate “can’t close the application unless I Force Quit” instances, the latest one after leaving it open overnight.

Isaac Grant's picture
Isaac Grant on December 6, 2004 - 17:35 Permalink

I’ve noticed similar behaviour on OS X and Windows XP — it seems to be a problem with azureus using more memory than java gives it or some such thing. I have yet to be able to find a solution for the issue — and regardless of how little or how much you torrent, it seems to eventually crash.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on December 28, 2004 - 17:00 Permalink

Just a tiny update: in recent updated versions, Azureus seems much more stable.

Ketrin's picture
Ketrin on December 7, 2009 - 14:22 Permalink

You can also try Folx.

Simple, user friendly and has lots of extra features comparing with othe Torrent clients for Mac.