[Android] Easily download torrent files with aTorrent

aTorrent is an app designed to download torrent files directly onto your phone. This app is great for people who frequently uses bitTorrent software and wish to continue the experience on their Android device.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

aTorrent has but one main functionality, which is to download torrents as fast and as accurately as possible. It attempts to cram in as many features as possible while still maintaining a simple interface.

Pros

  • Torrent search dialog
  • Magnet link support
  • Open torrents directly from browser
  • Add torrent from file and choose download location’
  • Partial and multiple parallel downloading
  • Limit and pause downloads

Cons

  • Little seeding ability
  • Downloads can slow down system

Discussion

aTorrent is an application used to download BitTorrent data right on your phone. You will find this app to have all of the features commonly found on your computer’s application. In addition to being able to search your torrents, you can also use magnet links to begin transfers. Additionally, you can add torrent files directly from your browser or using a torrent file if you prefer. This makes it incredibly easy to add torrents, without any possible hassle.

aTorrent will also give you complete control over how you download your files. You are not limited to simple torrent downloading. You can choose to only download a part of the torrent if you like. This is great because you don’t have to waste time or bandwidth downloading files that you don’t want or need. aTorrent also allows you to have multiple, parallel downloads so you never have to worry about downloading multiple files at once.

While aTorrent is great, there are just a couple aspects that can be frustrating. Perhaps the biggest drawback is that it is incredibly difficult to seed. This could be due to the limited upload speed and capacity of mobile phones. However, I think that it would be possible to find a work around so that users can get decent upload speeds to help their ratios. Additionally, you will find that multiple downloads running at once will really bog down the app and even your device in general.

Conclusion and download link

Overall, aTorrent is probably one of the best BitTorrent clients available for Android. It offers plenty of features that will surely meat anyone’s downloading needs. However, if you are a user who is looking to also upload a lot of data, then you might want to consider sticking to your computer interface. Regardless, this app has great potential and provides a solid experience all around.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 1.7.6

Requires: Android 2.1 and up

Download size: 1mb

aTorrent on Play Store

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  1. Tom

    It is common wisdom (and sense) that it is best to MINIMIZE the radiation exposure that you get from wireless devices, including mobile phones and tablets. With this “great” app however, everyone who feels that they just can’t get enough of it from their mobiles with normal use, get the chance to catch up or even better (much worse) they can MAXIMIZE how much radiation they are exposed to from their devices.
    Seriously: It is an extremely bad idea to run an app that generates constant data down/upload on a device that is in your pocket!

    Regards,

    Tom