Although Free Torrent Download competes with other free torrenting software on the market today, a lot of which is better established, it sets itself apart with its simplicity. It is suitable for users who do not need many features but still want control over how the software operates and what it does to their computers. As with all torrenting programs, there are of course a few pieces of general torrenting protocol that a user should know.
Torrents and their benefits
To use a torrent client, you find and download torrent files from the Internet. But a torrent client is not the file you are downloading itself. Rather, a torrent retrieves bits and pieces of the file from others who have already downloaded that torrent file, assuming their torrenting software is open (this is known as seeding'). This allows files to be downloaded without a central server, and without network strain on any one file provider. To this end, although torrents can be used for all manners of downloads, many more modern software providers will offer torrents as an option for downloading their files. With Free Torrent Download, both leeching (downloading) and seeding a torrent is easy and fast. The software even promises to prevent your downloads from interfering with other network-heavy software, like games and voice chat programs. It cannot always do this, as it does not have full control over your network, but overall it does an admirable job of making torrent downloads smooth and easy. Free Torrent Download advertises its ease of use as a major feature, and it does not disappoint in this regard. It includes a user's guide that explains the basics of the program and, by extension, the basics of torrenting. All a user needs to know beyond the use of the program, then, is that it's generally considered polite to leave your torrenting software open to seed things you've already downloaded yourself. To that end, or if you decide you'd rather not, Free Torrent Download has just enough configuration options to let you control this process. You can choose to have it open on startup, where your files are downloaded to, and all manner of other basic controls that make or break a small piece of software like this one. You can also configure a proxy or set download limits, in the event you're in a place or region that requires a proxy for Internet access, or if you want to make absolutely sure that torrenting does not use up too much bandwidth at once. The only potential issue is that some additional software you may not want is bundled with this software. You can opt out of this during the installation, so make sure to pay attention while you are installing the software.
No reason to worry
All other quibbles aside, though, DVDVideoSoft's 'Free Torrent Downloader' is exactly what it says on the tin, and it comes highly recommended if you have never used torrenting software before. '