Softpedia Editor's Review for BitTorrent Acceleration Tool
Will help you increase the speed of your BitTorrent downloads
Written by Bogdan Popa on February 24th, 2012
If you're an avid BitTorrent user and you wish to boost download and upload speed as much as possible, then you should have a look at BitTorrent Acceleration Tool.
Especially designed to work with this particular client, BitTorrent Acceleration Tool provides a rather simple interface that requires minimum configuration and help the app serve its purpose quickly.
The main window for example only prompts the user to pick the network interface connected to the Internet, while BitTorrent Acceleration Tool takes care of the rest of the job. There's an intuitively-called “Accelerate” button too, while the bottom of the window is being used for statistics.
For example, it shows the type of Internet connection you're currently using, the status, sent and received bytes and acceleration duration, with a separate graph to let you keep an eye on transfer speed.
If you're curious how it works, you can't find much information on this topic, as BitTorrent Acceleration Tool doesn't include a help file.
One of the things you must pay attention to is the installation, as the application also attempts to drop a third-party toolbar on your computer, while also trying to change the default homepage and search engine in your browser.
BitTorrent Acceleration Tool has a minimum footprint on hardware resources and although it's supposed to run all the time, it remains light without hampering computer performance.
It works okay on all Windows versions, but it still needs some improvements in many key areas. Although we haven't experienced major speed boosts during our tests, a help file is mandatory to explain users the way the app attempts to optimize the connection.
BitTorrent Acceleration Tool description
Here are some key features of "BitTorrent Acceleration Tool":
· capable of high acceleration rate (up to 300%)
· will do the job with minimum user intervention
· user friendly interface
· low resource consumption; can run as a tray icon
· nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Reduced CPU usage and improved queue management algorithm.
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to download or install software or components (Gossiper toolbar) that the program does not require to fully function