What are torrent magnet links?
A magnet link is another way of using BitTorrent to download large files, but you don't even need to download the torrent file. Instead, you click on a magnet link in a website, and your default torrent app will automatically start downloading the whole file using BitTorrent. Magnet links contain a hash code that is unique for each different file. All modern BitTorrent apps also support magnet links.
Other Mac torrent apps to consider
There are several other torrent apps to consider installing on a Mac. Here are some other Mac torrent clients you can take a look at:
Xtorrent: This is a great torrent app, but unlike other apps here it isn't completely free. You have to pay $25 to remove download speed restrictions. With so many free and perfectly functional apps on offer we don't see the point in paying.
Official BitTorrent client for Mac. It's limited compared to Vuze and uTorrent but has a wide range of functionality. We think it's better to go with one of the slicker apps listed above.
BitRocket. This is an open-source BitTorrent app, and while it has a good range of functions it looks very open-source. It's an alternative to other apps but doesn't have any unique features, and the interface is rather scrappy.
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