BitLord 2.2

This easy torrent downloader finds torrents from around the world

  • Vote:
    6.5 (123)
  • Category:

    P2P

  • Version:

    2.2

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free (GPL)

Following in the footsteps of other torrent programs like BitTorrent, uTorrent and iMesh, BitLord is a P2P file-sharing program that’s 100% free, full of good features, and very light in size.

What You Get with BitLord

When music-sharing first took off well over a decade ago, it didn’t take long at all until Napster, the original of the industry, was basically drowned out by competition. Ares, Limewire and a host of other P2P programs jumped up almost immediately. We see the same thing happening today with larger torrent files, such as movies and software programs. There’s a new competitor client every week, and torrent-sharing programs like BitLord come along offering a lot of features in a free package.

BitLord isn’t the most popular program out there for downloading and sharing torrent files, but it’s quickly earning a reputation for being one of the most reliable. Part of what makes it so popular is that it’s compatible with the big boy of the industry, BitTorrent.

The Ins and Outs of BitLord

The first thing you might notice about BitLord is that it has a very simple yet full-featured layout. The navigation is attractive, with large icons to help you figure out where you’re at with the program. You can find your queue, the files you’re downloading, the files you’re sharing, and there are even chat rooms on the client. It’s like Ares for the torrent network.

You can also download a few files without dragging your Internet connection into the gutter. This typically isn’t the case with most software packages. After you get to about three downloads, all current downloads slow in speed and your personal Internet connection may even drop. BitLord allows you to download multiple files without this happening. However, if you’re trying to download six or more, then don’t be surprised if you do suffer a bit.

You can also right-click on the files that you’re downloading to find a slew of options. You can refresh the hashes, search for new or more trackers, or allocate more bandwidth to the download. While these are pretty much basic options, not all torrent software offers them all. You might find one or two on programs outside of the most popular ones available. Though having so many options might be a drawback if you don't know how to use them.

Overall, the program is a top-notch torrent client that people might enjoy if they’re tired of using those same old clients that never seem to update and always seem to crash.

Pros

  • Program doesn’t kill the Internet connection
  • A free program without annoying ads
  • Works for Windows 7
  • Relatively small file size

Cons

  • It’s not as good as BitTorrent
  • Chat rooms are basically creepy and uninviting
  • Playing with the options might cause downloads to fail

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