As a conclusion, ZipTorrent is an advanced BitTorrent client, but in the end, it's just an outdated app that needs a major upgrade to compete with today's leaders of this particular software category. However, I'm very disappointed with it. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip. But I am a 'downloader'. No tinkering around to screw stuff up.
ZipTorrent is a client that promises to help you take the most out of your Internet connection and download files at the highest possible speed. After some months of usage, I'm very pleased. Compression ratio results are very dependent upon the data used for the tests. You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. And since qBittorrent does do that, I wanted to try it out and, hopefully, replace my uTorrent client. For one reason: it takes some time to use some program and get to know is it good or not. Especially not a bad review.
And let me emphasize again that my installation of qBittorrent was basically 'straight out of the box'. I don't mess with settings, just set download and upload speed at home, so that it doesn't congest bandwidth. I'm developer myself and I see that guys put a real effort into it. . I don't use torrents often. You can copy links or open them in browser, while viewing tips and statistics at the bottom of the window. Simple, nice interface, does the job without the hassle.
I don't like to write a review about something that's outside my area of expertise. In the past I used utorrent, but it got crappy with adware, or God knows what else. Hence my interest in qBittorrent in the first place. At work, it runs at max speed without problems. Usually, Itcompresses to 7z format 30-70% better than to zip format.
It doesn't crash, nor it shows sign of bugs. And it's done a good job but it doesn't let me specify which interface to allow for download traffic. With these tools you can easily send large quantities of information or you receive without hassle. That may not sound like a big deal but when you're waiting for a large file, it makes a difference. So, I'm back to using my old uTorrent client until and unless I can find out what's going on with qBittorrent. Speeds werealways in the 4xxMbs to 6xxMbs range.
I don't like to do this. So, open source project was the natural choice. But the torrent downloads were consistently slower than what I was used to. And 7-Zip 64-bit compresses to zip format 2-10% better than most of other zip compatible programs. And I'm here to explain why and maybe get it fixed.
Similar to applications in its category, ZipTorrent is designed to work with the BitTorrent protocol, so it provides multiple tools to let you manage downloads. Actually, I didn't have to change much of anything at all. As you can see, ZipTorrent is quite a powerful BitTorrent client, but the application hasn't been updated in a while, so chances are that most trackers aren't supporting it anymore. Or, at least share my experience with other users and potential users of qBittorrent. Of course, you can pause, resume and remove a download by right clicking the torrent file. . .
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