So we all know
ThePirateBay.org… My mistake, ThePirateBay.se has been straddling some pretty rough seas lately, and though I havent really followed the situation that closely one thing I did notice was the crossover from torrent files to the “bigger and better” magnet links.
Now magnet links aren’t “new”, I’ve encountered them from time to time on my hunt for anime episodes, and reflexively avoided them like the plague. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like they’re particularly troublesome, I just personally liked being able to download and store my torrent files for obvious reasons; so I can back them up to a folder so just in case something gets deleted its much easier to do a local search on my HDD and download again rather than have to scour the internet again – Just click and add to queue – and in addition I had gotten pretty attached to uTorrent. (RIP)
After the switch over my faithful uTorrent began throwing me all kinds of random errors so i assumed my version was having a nervous breakdown of some sort and gave it a rest for a few days. I downloaded the updated version and uTorrent was still being bipolar, so I put him into early retirement and decided to look for a new client.
At first I tried Vuze, and let me tell you – that little blue frog hippity hopped all over my nerves. It’s not bad but it isn’t all that good either – bloated and moving at a glacial pace coupled with kindergarten cutesy interface. I shot that kermit DEAD after two days and gave up all hope.
Then I came across Tixati and I was blown away. now let me warn you before you get all hyped up and have your hopes dashed, this aint your grandma’s torrent client. If you’re looking for smooth glossy buttons, flashy icons and cute animated progress bars then you’re something outta luck. (censored for the kiddies out there, but you know what I mean.)
Its like if you took uTorrent and put it on a water diet, but it work like a beast. The simplicity of the interface makes it so you don’t have to tunnel through piles and piles of sub-menu text to find what you’re looking for and yet has all the features and more of most popular clients and is compatible with Windows 32 and 64 bit as well as Linux.
Check them out here at Tixati.com