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KTorrent – free and open source BitTorrent client by KDE. It allows you to run multiple torrents at the same time and its features can be extended by plugins



  • Context menu at the top;
  • Just below the torrent management menu;
  • Below on the left are the torrent statuses (active, downloads, distributions, and inactive) and groups (you can create);
  • Below on the right are added torrents with the ability to sort by name, size, and so on;
  • In the basement of the software settings: queues and magnet links, viewing the status and files of the torrent, web SIDS and peers, as well as trackers.

Features software

  • Ability to create and download torrents;
  • It is possible to control the limitations of upload and download for all and individual torrents;
  • Support for importing a torrent;
  • Each torrent can be added to a group for easy navigation;
  • There is encryption of the BitTorrent Protocol (so that Internet service providers can not detect and restrict the traffic generated by KTorrent);
  • Support for connecting via a proxy server;
  • There is a preview of certain types of files (video, audio);
  • You can set priority for downloading files in torrents, where there are several of them, as well as upload them selectively;
  • There is an automatic download of torrents from the RSS news feed;
  • Configuring the toolbar;
  • Configuring keyboard shortcuts;
  • Notification settings;
  • Support for authentication on tracker;
  • It is possible to manage it via the web interface;
  • Support for private trackers and torrents;
  • Support for UDP trackers;
  • Support for µtorrent exchanges;
  • Protocol-level encryption support (compatible with Azureus);
  • UPnP support for automatic port forwarding in a local network with dynamic IP address allocation;
  • Kick/ban peers with an additional IP Filter dialog for list/edit purposes;
  • Scripting support via Kross, and interprocess control via D-Bus interface;
  • Integration with the system tray.

It is possible to extend the features via plugins/modules:

  • Plugin for creating a blacklist of IP addresses;
  • Scheduler allows you to set different speed limits at different times of the day/week;
  • UPnP – port forwarding module using UPnP;
  • Zeroconf – detecting participants in a local network using the ZeroConf Protocol;
  • The plugin to control via the web interface;
  • Magnet link generator;
  • Plug-in for shutting down your computer;
  • Plugin for uploading via the RSS feed;
  • Torrent search plugin;
  • Plugin for determining the download order if the torrent contains several files;
  • Phonon – based player;
  • Plugin for displaying ktorrent work logs;
  • Statistics plugin-generates graphs that display different data about the program;
  • Kross script support plugin in KTorrent.

Screenshots Software


The software KTorrent is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
GNOME/KDE Software CenterUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software on Discover Software Center

Open Discover Software Center and use the search bar to enter KTorrent, click on the “Install” button, enter the password, and the installation process has started.

Install Software on GNOME Software Center

Open GNOME Software Center and use the search bar to enter KTorrent, click on the “Install” button, enter the password, and the installation process has started.

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install ktorrent –candidate

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:5.1.2
Developer:The KTorrent project
Programming language:C++, Qt
License:GPL v2
Software website:kde.org/applications/en/internet/org.kde.ktorrent

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