When comparing BitTorrent vs Folx, the Slant community recommends Folx for most people. In the question“What are the best Torrent clients?” Folx is ranked 9th while BitTorrent is ranked 19th.
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Pro Clean and easy to navigate user interface
A clean, visually-appealing interface that’s incredibly simple to navigate and cuts down on clutter by allowing unwanted elements to be hidden.
BitTorrent covers basics such as Prioritization, Selective Downloading, DHT, PEX, LPD and Magnet URIs as well as Broadcatching, Sequential downloading and Search. 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 IPv6, web seeding, Embedded tracker, Super-seeding and proxy servers. And it auto-updates.
Pro Easy to make your own skin
Pro Additional features with the purchase of BitTorrent Pro
If you pay $19.99, you will get features such as removal of advertisements and added support for an internal HD media player.
Pro Download from YouTube
Pro Splitting of downloads in up to 20 threads
Pro Remember login and password for websites
Pro Download from YouTube
Pro Speed control
You can set up speed control in different ways
Pro Scheduling of downloads
You can choose the time for starting the download
Pro Allows torrent search
PRO version of Folx enables torrent search directly from the application.
Con Data Leech
Uses way too much background data, while task manager and bittorrent up on the foreground and Bittorrent showing a combined 300kb/s up/download avg on the torrents & TaskManager showed it was actually using an avg of 1000kb/s. There is no way it should be using this amount, and makes one wonder what it's up to.
Con No tracker exchange
Tracker exchange functionality allows peers to exchange information about trackers of a given file. It is another way of ensuring that the file is downloaded from the optimal source. BitTorrent lacks this functionality.
No source code is publicly 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 Sometimes downloads start automatically
Con Sometimes it doesn't complete the schedule
Con Difficult to uninstall browser addons
You will need to uninstall the addon and then clear the browser's cache. With Safari you will need to enable the developer menu before you can do this.
Con Does not quickly close after download completes
It takes 24 seconds before folx will close when a download has completed, and this window pops up and grabs focus interupting whatever it is you're doing. Very intrusive.