uTorrent 3.0 Public Alpha is out, Lets Take a Look at New Features

The major torrent client software ‘uTorrent’  has released their new alpha version. Its available for download on their forums under ‘Announcements ‘ section (You can find the download link at the end of article). uTorrent Development team was quite busy for the new release for this new version of uTorrent. This new version is lightweight, has better WebUI and some interesting options like able to stream video torrents, remote control and the Apps. Lets go through installation process of this software and find out whats new in software.

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Downloading The uTorrent 3.0 Alpha

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I just downloaded the 3.0 alpha(although, it says ‘Beta’ here).

Installation….

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Here , i’m on final step of installing uTorrent.

The Big ICON!!!

Ok, The first thing i noticed was that they are still using old uTorrent icon. Icon has nothing to do with software functions but still, big uTorrent icon will look good on desktop.

First Impression

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I dont see much changes in the looks of new utorrent. But the interesting fact is that the uTorrent users dont want the new interference, because majority of users chooses lightweight between lightweight and new interference.

uTorrent Apps

5-utorrent-alpha-appsand here comes the new option called “Apps” or “Apps For uTorrent“. I’m really impressed with this new function.

Here is little info about “Apps” Simon Morris wrote on the uTorrent Blog

We are also very excited to be releasing some additional Apps that are now available for download from within the client. As before, all Apps are completely optional, so you can choose to add only the ones you like in order to keep your client as lightweight as possible. The new Apps now available for download include:

TuneUp is a plug-in for iTunes and Windows Media Player that helps clean up your mislabeled songs in your playlist – this version includes special BitTorrent support too.
Outspark offers free massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG).
µBrowse is a search tool that allows you to easily locate downloaded files from within your client.
ClearBits distributes high quality, Creative-Commons-licensed digital media, datasets, and artwork for Content Creators.
Tetronimoes is our version of a popular geometric shape game to pass the time while you are waiting for your downloads to complete.

Apps for µTorrent is something that we continue to work on internally.

And


Torrentfreak wrote
that uTorrent 3.0 are for Windows users only, progress has been steady on the Mac side as well. After several years of development, a stable version of the Mac client finally came out two weeks ago. The Linux version of uTorrent is still a work in progress and will be released later this summer.

I think we will see the final release of uTorrent 3.0 in next few weeks. Till then, Stay tuned for more news on uTorrent and new software release by subscribing our rss. Also, if you think i missed something in above post, please let us know your feedback via comments section below.

One thought on “uTorrent 3.0 Public Alpha is out, Lets Take a Look at New Features

  • January 4, 2011 at 4:30 am
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    Utorrent 2.2 is sooooooooo ugly cuz of the new icon look in the system tray and the ‘find content’ button we see ont he top left now
    it was so much better before this stupid updatee

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