Transmission is a simple BitTorrent client for MacOS X, giving users everything they need to download torrents fast. While Transmission doesn't boast complex advanced features, it functions perfectly well as a compact and highly usable client with virtually no learning curve.
On install, Transmission will function on most Macs without any system tweaking, making it ideal for the novice user. Its developers boast that it has an extremely low memory footprint, so most OS X users should be able to let it run in the background without worrying about system performance.
Transmission is also available as a Linux application. It's actually bundled with Ubuntu, although it's available for most Unix distributions.
Other benefits include:
- Scores of third party apps and add-ons to make Transmission even more useful, including Android remote controls, browser extensions and IM plugins.
- Ad-free interface and open source philosophy, allowing the software to be truly free.
- Neat dovetailing with the OS X interface, including support for GNOME.
- Support for magnet links, encryption and UPnP.
Best of all, Transmission can be controlled remotely from anywhere using just a web browser.