The qBittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, OS/2, Windows). qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.
- Polished µTorrent-like User Interface
- Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine Simultaneous search in many Torrent search sitesCategory-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Software)
- RSS feed support with advanced download filters (incl. regex)
- Many Bittorrent extensions supported: Magnet linksDistributed hash table (DHT), peer exchange protocol (PEX), local peer discovery (LSD)Private torrentsEncrypted connectionsand many more...
- Remote control through Web user interface, written with AJAX
- Sequential downloading (Download in order)
- Advanced control over torrents, trackers and peers Torrents queueing and prioritizingTorrent content selection and prioritizing
- Bandwidth scheduler
- Torrent creation tool
- IP Filtering (eMule & PeerGuardian format compatible)
- IPv6 compliant
- UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
- Available on all platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS, FreeBSD, OS/2
- Available in ~70 languages
qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition is available as an AppImage which means "one app = one file", which you can download and run on your Linux system while you don't need a package manager and nothing gets changed in your system. Awesome!
AppImages are single-file applications that run on most Linux distributions. Download an application, make it executable, and run! No need to install. No system libraries or system preferences are altered. Most AppImages run on recent versions of Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and other common desktop distributions.
Running qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition on Linux without installationUnlike other applications, AppImages do not need to be installed before they can be used. However, they need to be marked as executable before they can be run. This is a Linux security feature.
Behold! AppImages are usually not verified by others. Follow these instructions only if you trust the developer of the software. Use at your own risk!
Download the qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition AppImage and make it executable using your file manager or by entering the following commands in a terminal:
chmod +x ./*.AppImage
Then double-click the AppImage in the file manager to open it.
If you want to restrict what qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition can do on your system, you can run the AppImage in a sandbox like Firejail. This is entirely optional and currently needs to be configured by the user.
If you would like to update to a new version, simply download the new qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition AppImage.
The qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition AppImage also can be updated using AppImageUpdate. Using this tool, qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition can be updated by downloading only the portions of the AppImage that have actually changed since the last version.
Integrating AppImages into the system
If you would like to have the executable bit set automatically, and would like to see qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition and other AppImages integrated into the system (menus, icons, file type associations, etc.), then you may want to check the optional appimaged daemon.
Note for application authors
Thanks for distributing qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition in the AppImage format for all common Linux distributions. Great! Here are some ideas on how to make it even better.
Pro Tips for further enhancing the qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition AppImage
Thanks for shipping AppStream metainfo inside your AppImage. Please open a pull request on https://github.com/AppImage/appimage.github.io/blob/master/data/qBittorrent_Enhanced_Edition if you have changed it and would like to see this page updated accordingly.