Ubuntu – List of GUI Based Torrent clients


What GUI Based Torrent managers exist in Ubuntu and features they offer in terms of:

  • Speed to start downloading (Search Speed, Seed, Leech)
  • Speed while downloading
  • Compatibility
  • Stability
  • Data check
  • Other attributes

Best Answer

deluge Install X Install via the software center

Deluge screenshot

What is Deluge?

Deluge is a full-featured BitTorrent client for Linux, OS X, Unix and Windows. It uses libtorrent in its backend and features multiple user-interfaces including GTK+, web and console. It has been designed using the client-server model with a daemon process that handles all the BitTorrent activity. The Deluge daemon is able to run on headless machines with the user-interfaces being able to connect remotely from any platform.

Deluge is not tied to any particular desktop environment and will work just fine in GNOME, KDE, XFCE and others.

The libtorrent library is a huge part of Deluge.

What about features?

Core/UI split allowing Deluge to run as a daemon
Connect remotely to the Deluge daemon
Web UI
Console UI
BitTorrent Protocol Encryption
Mainline DHT
Local Peer Discovery (aka LSD)
FAST protocol extension
ĀµTorrent Peer Exchange
Proxy support
Web seed
Private Torrents
Global and per-torrent speed limits
Configurable bandwidth scheduler
Password protection
RSS (via Plugin)
Other libtorrent features


Install via command line:

sudo apt-get install deluge

Install Deluge via PPA:

https://launchpad.net/~deluge-team/+archive/ppa Launchpad logo

ppa:deluge-team/ppa Launchpad logo

Click here for instructions on using PPAs.