uTorrent is undisputed winner among Torrent clients on all the platforms – Windows, Mac, Linux. The upcoming version, uTorrent 3 (windows) would lay deeper roots for the product to hold its position. At the time of the writing, uTorrent 3 is still in beta stages but perfectly usable.
The new version is about extending the BitTorrent protocol and all new set of features. The biggest new is uTorrent Remote integration with uTorrent Web. uTorrent Web offers secure and private zero-config control of your torrents via a Web control panel.
Listing down What’s New in uTorrent 3:
- New Dot-P2P decentralized Torrents protocol support – Non-bloackbale torrents.
- Video and Music Streaming
- Pulse based torrent Ratings
- Simple file sharing
- uTorrent web – Web-based Remote.
Music and video streaming
Media streaming, which first appeared back in uTorrent 2.1 alpha, has made comeback in the 3.0 beta. Basically, this means you can consume your media as you download.
Rate torrents with Pulse
There’s a new tab called Ratings at the bottom of the client, and you simply provide a star rating, and optionally a comment. Eventually, once enough people are rating torrents, you’ll be able to scan through your RSS feeds and pick out the torrents with the best ratings.
Simple file sharing
‘Drop files to share’ zone in the bottom left corner of the interface lets you share files and folders and uTorrent generates a TinyURL link that you can share with your friends.
This feature uses ‘Web Seeds’, which means that the torrent is also being seeded, via HTTP, by uTorrent’s dedicated servers.
uTorrent Web Remote
The crowning achievement for uTorrent 3.0 is its integration with uTorrent Web, which is BitTorrent’s new zero-config Web control panel. To get started, goto Options > Preferences > Web and type in a username and password — There’s NO need to configure anything else, Not even port forwarding, it works anywhere, anytime. Use http://web.utorrent.com to log in.
Download uTorrent 3.0 ‘Falcon’ for Windows