Finally David Watanabe, the one man show behind NewsFire and Acquisition has released a Public Beta (meaning once you have tested it for him you’ll have to pay) of xtorrent.

Apart from looking the “nuts” like most of David’s products xtorrent also includes searching, using web kit you can search and browse torrent sites and add your own. You can also open the torrents and download the bits you want (rather than full albums say, you could just select the songs you wanted).

Other xtorrent features include, powerful seeding and ratio control, integration with iTunes, folder monitoring and automatic torrent downloading, and nice features to help you organise things.

This is still only a public beta and hopefully he will add in RSS support and some cool apple script options (would love to get a torrent program to email me when a torrent has finished downloading).

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  1. Dark0 22 September 2006 at 12:08 pm #

    Why does it need integration with iTunes? I can’t think of any record labels the distribute their music by torrent… Some one clearly didn’t do their research on that one!


  2. Rob 22 September 2006 at 5:17 pm #

    There are loads of unsigned bands and podcasts you can get through torrents Tom…


  3. Dark0 23 September 2006 at 6:05 pm #

    Doesn’t a podcast by definition get distributed by HTTP with a RSS feed for notifications? And as for all the unsigned bands aren’t they owned by Rupert Murdoch’s record label MySpace… or is that just their immortal soul? I forget… but I do remember this:

    Downloading Music = Communism

  4. Slayer 14 April 2007 at 9:23 pm #

    DarkO…. you are not very bright…. read most your comments and really think about the content available thru the torrent community.

  5. Rob 15 April 2007 at 12:25 am #

    oh the irony…

  6. agree entirely 24 May 2007 at 5:17 am #

    What ever you do get a hacked version of this software, or a serial from http://serialz.to DO NOT PAY FOR THIS PRODUCT, it is completely contradictory to the nature of torrents in the first place.

  7. Rob 25 May 2007 at 2:19 pm #

    Why would you want to hack something like this that has taken someone time and effort to produce. There are free applications out there, but this offers something unique for a very small price!

  8. Aurora 3 July 2007 at 9:04 pm #


    If you go by that logic, then why would you download torrents in the first place? Everything you would download via a torrent has taken someone out there time and effort to produce, so shouldn’t you be paying for your music and movies? I agree with the statement before yours. If I’m going to download pirated music and movies instead of paying for them, you can sure as hell bet I’m going to find a way to use your program without paying for it as well.

  9. Rob 3 July 2007 at 9:37 pm #

    “@Rob If you go by that logic, then why would you download torrents in the first place?”

    Because I never said I downloaded illegal torrents. Bittorrent was not developed for infringing copyright, it’s just a use of the technology.

    And even if I did, I think supporting a small Apple developer slightly different to supporting a multi million pound selling movie or album, but that is very much just my theoretical opinion.

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