PicoTorrent

PicoTorrent is designed to be a tiny, easy-to-use BitTorrent client with low memory usage for Windows (Vista and above). No ads, carefully selected features, and a native user interface integrating seamlessly with your desktop. PicoTorrent is built directly on the Windows APIs which means that it is native looking on all Windows versions. PicoTorrent is built on libtorrent which is a high performance BitTorrent library used by several of the most popular BitTorrent clients.

PicoTorrent portable requires manual installation of the Visual C++ 2017 redistributable.

At a glance:

  • Strong encryption with support for tunneling via I2P, SOCKS4, SOCKS5 and HTTP(S)
  • Works with both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Multi-lingual user interface
  • Supports DHT, PeX, LSD, UPnP.

  • Geo IP lookups based on libmaxminddb.

  • (Azureus-style) peer ID: -PI-. Example: -PI0151- (major: 0, minor: 15, patch: 1).

  • User agent: PicoTorrent/x.y.z.

  • Native look-and-feel across Windows versions.

  • Easy to use with high performance.

  • Free, open source, with a great community

PicoTorrent 0.19 notable changes:

  • Reduced file size by a significant amount.

  • A brand new About dialog which showcases dependencies and their versions. Sweet!

  • More information in the Overview panel.

  • Better preferences page for listen interfaces.

  • An experimental C API.

Download: PicoTorrent 32-bit | Portable PicoTorrent |~5.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: PicoTorrent 64-bit | Portable PicoTorrent
View: PicoTorrent Home Page | Release Announcement

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