Compact BitTorrent client for Win8
Windows 10 / Windows 8
Torrex Lite is a free BitTorrent client built for Windows 8 computers and tablets, with which torrent and magnet files can be downloaded, uploaded, and shared. The program also features a built in streaming device for media, and the paid version allows for downloading in the background of Windows 8 processes.
Functionally, Torrex Lite bears little difference from other BitTorrent clients available. The settings are easy to find and adjust to user preferences regarding maximum bandwidth allocation, encryptions for outgoing data, and other features common in similar clients. Where Torrex shines is in its attractive interface and overall cohesion with the Windows 8 “look”. Torrex's UI, fully customizable as well, is one of the best-looking torrent clients to date, and has a modern neatness to it that is very accommodating for those downloading and seeding numerous torrents at once. This carries over to snap mode, which is functional and fluid enough that the Torrex Lite essentially renders its own background mode needless.
The attractive interface does not appear to have any technical drawbacks; as such, using the program doesn't noticeably impact start-up speed on the average PC, and download and upload speeds using the program were comparable to any other. As with any BitTorrent client, leaving the bandwidth usage unlimited slows down Internet browsing, but this hitch is to be expected and is easily suppressed by adjusting the settings. In the event of any hypothetical bugs, developer Boo Studios’ support team responds in reasonable time and seems proficient enough to address issues efficiently.
Torrex Lite does not provide any compelling reasons to switch from one BitTorrent client to this one, but overall, its user interface does make it worth a try, especially for those who prefer to Windows 8 styled apps and features.