Deluge Review

deluge review

Deluge is an open source torrent client, similar to qBittorrent, and has no Ads. It is an excellent alternative to uTorrent and BitTorrent. Deluge is exceptionally light software since most its functionalities come with separate plugins. You can get official as well as third-party ones including Google Chrome and Firefox browser plugins.

Unlike other torrent clients, you do not have to pay anything extra for its plugins. Additionally, it has an active forum where you can exchange information with fellow developers and users. Time to time, you will get regular updates and bug fixes.


Our verdict

 No advertisements

Open source and lightweight

Several plugins to extend its functionality

 No search functionality

Application size and resource usage

The biggest problem with any torrent client is resource usage of your personal computer. Deluge shines among several doggy torrent clients. It’s out of box application does have everything required to perform essential functions. However, if you have any specific usage, then you can pick and choose from several plugins to extend its functionality. Overall, it occupies a small space on your PC.

User experience

At first glance, the interface looks a bit off as compared to other free torrent clients. But if you are a regular user then it will not take much time to get the hang of it. Everything is stacked on left, right and bottom of the interface. It has three types of user interfaces as GTK UI for the desktop, Web UI for the browser and Console UI for the command line.

You must go into the preference to configure things like Downloads, Network, Bandwidth, Interface, Proxy, Cache, etc. per your need. It also has a web interface to control your torrents.


Deluge support BitTorrent extensions and protocols like DHT, PEX, LPD and Magnet URLs. It has features such as Prioritization, Selective Downloading, Protocol Encryption, Web seeds, UPnP, NAT-PMP, Proxy support, IPv6 support and per-torrent speed limits.

Deluge is available on all platforms which include Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.


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Rupesh is an engineer by profession and a blogger by choice. He has been a technology enthusiast since the beginning of his professional career. He believes the advent of new technology has affected our lifestyle in some way or the other. He loves writing about technology and lifestyle. Rupesh is the founder of Stemjar.