Tixati is a resource light and minimalist torrent client that is highly configurable and extremely informative.
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Pro Free and ad-less
Tixati is a completely free, ad-less torrent client.
Tixati covers basics such as Prioritization, Selective Downloading, DHT, PEX, LPD and Magnet URIs as well as Broadcatching and Sequential downloading. It includes MSE/PE for security. It has graphical and web interfaces. Has UPnP, NAT-PMP, NAT traversal for automatic router configuration. Has UDP tracker and µTP data transfer protocol support. Even covers Tracker Exchange, IPv6, Super-seeding and proxy servers.
Pro Provides detailed statistics
Provides detailed information about peers, pieces, files, trackers, has advanced bandwidth charting on a per-transfer basis and provides individual event logging for all peers.
Pro Highly customizable
Pro Encourages optimizing settings and teaches how to do it
Tixati suggests ways to improve the overall download speed through pop-up tips, helpful hints and a tutorial available on the site. It explains how to properly throttle outgoing bandwidth to not affect download speeds, how to make sure all incoming connections are received and that DHT receives all incoming UDP packets.
Pro Sequential downloading feature
Downloads parts in order from begin to end of file, so you can play video or audio as soon as download is started.
Pro Streaming channels
Pro Runs efficient and offers a lot of information
No source code is available. As such there's no way to independently check what security and privacy features are implemented and how as well as whether there's any malicious code or not.
Con No web seeding
Web seeding support allows downloading file parts from an HTTP source alongside the swarm. It's usually used for long-term seeding and easing some of the load on web hosts that supply direct downloads by offering a BitTorrent download as an alternative while still ensuring that the file is always available in its entirety regardless of the swarm. Tixati lacks this functionality.
Con Questionable interface aesthetic
Tixati has a 90s hacker-movies inspired high-contrast color interface that can be considered aggressive and unpleasant by some. Color scheme can be changed in the settings. Additionally, the amount of information Tixati presents that can be difficult to parse.
Con No embedded tracker
An embedded tracker allows turning the client into a server offering an easy way of sharing files with others. Transmission lacks embedded tracker support so another method of sharing or different client has to be used to share files.
Con No search
Built-in search engines allow finding torrents to download right from withing the torrent client. Tixati lacks such functionality.