There’s nothing like lording it over your friends and one of the best ways to do that is to have the latest, most popular games, movies and TV shows ready to share at the touch of a button. Of course, files of this nature are on the large size, making it time-consuming and data-crunching to download them. This is where torrents come in and where there are torrents, there needs to be torrent clients. Let’s go back to the beginning. Torrents are a way of sharing data as it’s downloading so you form a part of a large group of people all downloading small sections of the same file. Sharing is caring. To use torrent files, you also need the right software and there is plenty out there to choose from. BitLord is a free torrent client capable of requesting and transmitting files over a network. While there are some serious rivals around, BitLord does an excellent job and, unlike many of its competitors, doesn’t limit the amount of data you can use.
One of the best features of BitLord is its clean, straightforward interface and the integrated browser which simplifies the whole process of locating and downloading the files you want. BitLord can access any torrent site, not just those it supports, giving users a wide range of choice and access. As you can watch as you download with the included player, you don’t have to wait for the file to complete before you can begin your viewing pleasures. For a free app, there is very little wrong with BitLord, although its website does carry warnings that suggest it contains harmful software. Despite this, we found the whole operation works effectively so you can skip over those alerts, secure in the knowledge that the software itself is clean. The only other negative is that, during the set-up process, BitLord tries to make adjustments to your computer. These are unnecessary for the software’s operation so just keep an eye on the screen while the set-up is in progress to avoid any glitches. Compared to some of its rivals, BitLord has fewer ads and less bundled software which keeps it clean and simple. Once up and running, BitLord offers useful features in a straightforward fashion. It’s also great for those with limited upload bandwidth as it allows you to add items to the queue without automatically downloading them, meaning you can download them a later stage – useful in areas where data is cheaper overnight than during the peak hours.