When comparing put.io vs Folx, the Slant community recommends Folx for most people. In the question“What are the best Torrent clients?” Folx is ranked 8th while put.io is ranked 18th.
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Pro Can automatically start downloading content once it's available
Broadcatching is a method of automatically downloading content as soon as it's available. Broadcatching in BitTorrent clients is usually implemented via RSS.
Pro Popular torrents are instantly available
Due to server side caching popular torrents can be downloaded quickly.
Don't need to have a machine running to download.
Pro Remember login and password for websites
Pro Speed control
You can set up speed control in different ways.
Pro Allows torrent search
PRO version of Folx enables torrent search directly from the application.
Pro Splitting of downloads in up to 20 threads
Download can be split into up to 20 separate simultaneous downloads - threads. When the server supports multiple connections this can greatly improve download speed.
Pro Scheduling of downloads
You can choose the time for starting the download.
Con Unknown underlying technology
It is unclear what BitTorrent protocol features or extensions are supported by the service.
Con Not free
Plans start at $9.99/mo.
Con Customer support is terrible, do not send them money
Customer support refuses to be helpful. DRM must phone home and support blames you when their website goes down.
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.
Con Sometimes it doesn't complete the schedule
Con Sometimes downloads start automatically
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.
Can't download anything without upgrading to Pro paid version.