FireTorrent Adds BitTorrent Powers to Firefox

Windows/Mac/Linux (Firefox): FireTorrent's alpha-level release aims at letting anyone using Firefox start downloading torrents from any source, no separate software required. For quick or one-shot downloads, it's pretty darned convenient.

The add-on, technically in the alpha stage and pseudo-invite-only (the link below gets past that requirement, however), doesn't have any preferences to configure, and limits your upload speed to 15 kb/s, most likely to preserve Firefox's basic browsing ability while you download. What it does do is simply convert any .torrent link you click on into a download, handled by Firefox just as if you were downloading a file directly. So if you want to grab something and imagine you'll be done with the download by the time you're out of your browser, FireTorrent fits the bill just fine. Configurable preferences are expected to arrive in the next release, according to the developer.

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Parappa The Rappa3582d ago

Loves me some torrents.
Thank you God.

InMyOpinion3582d ago (Edited 3582d ago )

Thank Bram Cohen who designed the BitTorrent protocol instead.

Parappa The Rappa3582d ago

thank you Bram Cohen first, god second.....
AHHHHHH!!!! lightning?

Whew-thank god, lol.

y0haN3582d ago

Adding useless functions to Firefox is not something I like to do. If it betters my browsing experience like AdBlock or improves my security like NoScript, sure. But if it duplicates the functionality of programs I have that do the job better then why bother?

mirroredderorrim3582d ago


You are an odd person.

y0haN3582d ago

Good logic. Sound reasoning.