Version: 2.84 || Release Date: 2014-07-01 || License: Other Open Source Developer: Transmission Project 2007 | App Owner: arne

Transmission is a free, lightweight BitTorrent client. It features a simple, intuitive interface on top on an efficient, cross-platform back-end.

Transmission sets initial preferences so things "Just Work", while advanced features like watch directories, bad peer blocking, and the web interface can be configured with just a few clicks. Macworld put it this way: "It's fast, it's extremely lightweight, and — even though it's available for a variety of platforms — it behaves just as you'd expect a Mac program to."

Transmission supports full encryption, file selection, a web-based interface, groups, peer exchange, automatic port forwarding, webseeds, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more.

Its code is freely available online and is licensed under either the GNU Public License v2 or the MIT License. The development team welcomes anyone who is interested in contributing code, documentation, translations, or other help.

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99 Opinions

Bittorrent is also an efficient way to transfer files a slow and unreliable wifi connexion. I'm using µTorrent's embedded tracker ( as explained here.

An essential application for all the mac users out there!

Transmission is nice bit torrent client, BUT current version some how swallowed bandwidth. How come 1,3 GB files become 4.6 GB in the traffic.... doh

"Download Transmission 1.34
OS X 10.5 or later is strongly recommended."


Missing some important features, but it is still the best client on OS X.

Really needs the ability to organize labels as separate download folders automatically.

Awesome. The best BitTorrent application for the Mac by far.

Hard to believe it's a cross-platform app.

Now with preliminary Proxy-to-tracker support (does NOT use proxy for peer-to-peer communication, only to tracker) in nightly builds (as of 1.22+) (http, SOCKS4, and SOCKS5 support).
Also, there is now a blocklist in the shipping builds (but it must be updated manually).

Transmission just keeps getting better.

great torrent-client. the only client that is better is utorrent for windows

Transmission has completely recovered from the 0.9x wobbles, and recent versions are really excellent.

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