June 19th, 2006 by Keith

Turbo Torrent 1.1.6 – Third Generation BitTorrent Client

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Turbo Torrent

Over the past few months, BitTorrents have been evolving around the Internet, spreading like fire. As another form of file-sharing technology, BitTorrent centered on de-centralised file-sharing servers, where users who download any files, are also acting as servers to share parts of the pieces that they download.

With BitTorrent gaining popularity, there are a number of BitTorrent clients which you can choose from, i.e. uTorrent, BitComet, Azureus and BitTornado. In addition, Turbo Torrent also joins the file-sharing market with its own client software.


Turbo Torrent is a P2P file-sharing freeware fully compatible with Bittorrent, designed for high-speed distribution of large files.

It is a powerful, clean, fast, and easy-to-use application, supporting simultaneous downloads, download queue, selected downloads in torrent package, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, ip-filter and more.

Compared to most of other BitTorrent clients, Turbo Torrent is the only Bittorrent client that comes complete with a built-in Web based Torrent Search Engine, so you can search for files directly using the software itself.

Key Features

  • • Built-in Torrent Search Engine (Web based).
  • • Multiple simultaneous downloads, ability to select download files in one torrent and set file priority.
  • • Queuing and downloading of multiple torrents. (Starting, stopping, pausing, queue up, queue down etc)
  • • Ability to limit the upload speed as well as download speed.
  • • Intelligent Connection Optimize, Auto Optimization for different connections, runs well using all default settings.
  • • Intelligent Rate Control, optimize the upload distribution in order to get the max download rate.
  • • Intelligent Disk Allocating, no long-time disk allocation, also decrease the disk fragment to almost zero.
  • • Intelligent Hash Scan, no time-consuming scanning when seeding / resume.
  • • Ability to block IP temporarily or permanently.
  • • Support Muti-tracker torrent format, and utf-8 extension, UDP tracker Protocol.
  • • Real-time list of peer addresses and their statistics. Reverse DNS toggle-able.
  • • Advanced Progress bar graphically illustrates which pieces of the file have been downloaded.
  • • A graph to display upload and download rates over time. Each torrent being downloaded has it’s own graph record.
  • • Optional Web Interface for remote adminstration.
  • • Friends Priority System. Friends IP address can be set to get upload preference if they are downloading the same file.
  • • Temporary upload priority can be given to peers by right clicking them in the list.
  • • Peers can be banned by right clicking them in the list.
  • • Detailed message view for statistics and error reporting.
  • • System tray icon graphically displays upload download statistics.
  • • Can be set to use user customizable folders for storing torrent and incoming files.
  • • User customizable upload choker (the choker determines which peer you upload to):
  • • User customizable color settings to change look and feel.
  • • User customizable global upload rate.
  • • User customizable upload behavior (upload rate / number of uploads)
  • • User customizable listening ports, ip bindings
  • • Multi-Tracker support
  • • Written in Python. Utilizes wxWidgets.

Download Source: Turbo Torrent 1.1.6.

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