qBittorrent is a well established open-source BitTorrent client. qBittorrent features a light footprint, whilst providing all the features you may need. It uses the high-tech libtorrent-rasterbar library, which means greater download and upload speed, as well as excellent support of the latest features in the BitTorrent protocol.

Why use qBittorrent instead of another client?

There are several BitTorrent clients that are functional, but this is why we like qBittorrent:

  • It has no ads
  • It is free and open-source, so you can review the code and see what qBittorrent is doing. This means you don't have to worry about qBittorrent embedding malware, trackers, or other dangerous code
  • A built-in search engine that allows users to search for torrents directly from the client
  • Support for a wide variety of file formats and protocols including magnet links, DHT, PEX, and LSD
  • A feature-rich and customizable interface that includes a built-in torrent creation tool
  • Support for sequential downloading, which allows users to stream a video file as it is downloading
  • An integrated RSS feed reader and downloader
  • Remote control via a web user interface.
  • It features an anonymous mode for better privacy

Which operating systems are supported by qBittorrent?

qBittorrent is compatible with the vast majority of operating systems such as GNU/Linux, BSD, all the versions of macOS and Windows.

Is it legal to use qBittorrent?

qBittorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing software. Although the software is perfectly legal, it may be illegal to download or share some content, depending on local law.

Is qBittorrent's Anonymous mode private enough?

Anonymous mode doesn't provide strong privacy guarantees on its own. If you are concerned about copyright troubles, consider using a VPN instead. When the Anonymous mode is enabled, qBittorrent takes certain measures to try to mask your identity, preventing your BitTorrent traffic from being associated with you.


  • Polished µTorrent-like User Interface
  • Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
    • Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites
    • Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies)
  • All BitTorrent extensions
    • DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, ...
  • Remote control through a Web user interface
    • Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax
  • Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents
    • Torrents queueing and prioritizing
    • Torrent content selection and prioritizing
  • UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
  • Available in ~25 languages (Unicode support)
  • Torrent creation tool
  • Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)
  • Bandwidth scheduler
  • IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)
  • IPv6 compliant
  • Sequential downloading (aka "Download in order")
  • Available on most platforms: Linux, macOS, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD

qBittorrent is easy to use and all of its features are well documented. If you like this piece of software, please make a donation and help it survive.

What's New

  • Feature: Re-allow to use icons from system theme (glassez)
  • Bugfix: Fix Speed limit icon size (Nowshed H. Imran)
  • Bugfix: Revise and fix some text colors (Chocobo1, Nowshed H. Imran)
  • Bugfix: Correctly load folder based UI theme (glassez)
  • Bugfix: Fix crash due to invalid encoding of tracker URLs (glassez)
  • Bugfix: Don't drop !qB extension when renaming incomplete file (glassez)
  • Bugfix: Correctly count the number of torrents in subcategories (glassez)
  • Bugfix: Use "additional trackers" when metadata retrieving (glassez)
  • Bugfix: Apply correct tab order to Category options dialog (glassez)
  • Bugfix: Add all torrents passed via the command line (glassez)
  • Bugfix: Fix startup performance on Qt5 (glassez)
  • Bugfix: Automatic move will now overwrite existing files (aka previous behavior) (glassez)
  • Bugfix: Some fixes for loading Chinese locales (sledgehammer999)
  • Bugfix: New Pause icon color for toolbar/menu (Nowshed H. Imran, sledgehammer999)
  • Bugfix: Adjust env variable for PDB discovery (sledgehammer999)
  • WebUI: Fix missing "queued" icon (thalieht)
  • WebUI: Return paths using platform-independent separator format (glassez)
  • WebUI: Change order of accepted types of file input (Jason Carr)
  • WebUI: Add missing icons (brvphoenix)
  • WebUI: Add "Resume data storage type" option (thalieht)
  • WebUI: Make rename file dialog resizable (Torsten Schwarz)
  • WebUI: Prevent incorrect line breaking (David Xuang)
  • WebUI: Improve hotkeys (Fidel Selva)
  • WebUI: Remove suggestions while searching for torrents (Midhun V Nadh)
  • WebUI: Expose "IS PRIVATE" flag (sotiris-bos)
  • WebUI: Return name/hash/infohash_v1/infohash_v2 torrent properties (qbittorrentfan)
  • Windows: Correctly detect drive letter in path (glassez)
  • Windows: NSIS: Update Swedish, Lithuanian translations (Jonatan, Deividas)
  • Linux: Fix tray icon issues (glassez)