It is probably a generation ‘thing’ or maybe even a lack of technological skills but I have never been a huge user of BitTorrent. Truth told I would be hard pushed to give you a clear, concise explanation of what it is and why you should have it.
The fact is that ‘growing up’, todays media and computer options just didn’t exist, and even when they became available they really had that ‘xTreme Geek” tag. Not only that but you needed the patience of a saint to not only work out how to use them, but to even get anything useful downloaded to your computer. The computer just wasn’t the centre of everything fun as it is nowadays, so I sort of missed out and then could never be bothered to catch up.
Nowadays though it is hard to envisage a computer world without this functionality, especially when we look ahead to the projected amount of legitimate data sharing and downloading that we will all be doing. I have recently looked at my own data distribution and it is genuinely horrifying to consider how much digital data and information I have. I personally have 1,230GB of hard drive ‘space’ and that is running out at a very alarming rate. Streaming has to be a way forward, as does the ability to access information ‘on demand’ that isn’t necessarily held on your machine or network.
xTorrent has at least removed the technological skill deficit.
It requires zero previous knowledge or experience to set it up, so no working out which ports to use etc, has an exceptionally easy to use interface, and possibly best of all a really good search facility. Yahoo and Google by ‘default’, but it will search your own content really well.
Something that I really liked, but isn’t really to do with the product, was the pricing options. The Pro version costs $20, but for an additional $9 you get a Household Option which allows 3 other people on the same internet connection to use it. A further $9 gives you a Lifetime Upgrades Option. A very smart pricing strategy in my opinion.
So for a novice this is an excellent application and from what I have seen and heard from more experienced and advanced users it is something they rate as well. It is well worth taking a look at.