Torrent Harvester 0.7b
Intuitive environment and the search process
After the installation step, enter Torrent Harvester to find a minimal interface that has a search bar, a drop-down list for torrents, as well as help, filter and search buttons. Everything is pretty self-explanatory.
Once you have entered your keyword and pressed the Search button, Torrent Harvester starts scanning through the given torrents, and stops only when every website has been analyzed (unless you press the "Stop" button before the operation is complete). After this process is finished, you can either directly access the torrent website, or choose to download it via the torrent client found on your computer.
View and filter results, and some small setbacks encountered
Results are going to appear quite fast in the form of a list in the main window, along with information such as title, size, engine, category, seeds and peers. There is one small inconvenience, however: when you hover the mouse over the aforementioned field, a text box keeps appearing and disappearing, whether searching is active or not (it is supposed to display torrent details, but it disappears too fast for anyone to read them).
Another disadvantage of Torrent Harvester is the fact that you can only search through the names of the torrents. Searching for text found in description is not available. For example, if you wish to look up a song, Harvester will not find it, unless its title is included in the title of the torrent (which is not usually the case).
In the Filter section you can select title, size, engine, category, date, seeds, and peers. You might expect to find some categories to choose from (as most torrent websites support the same format), yet you have to type this information yourself.
Torrent Harvester is a quick online searching tool for torrents, and its simple interface makes it easy for anyone to understand the concept behind it (even if they have had no experience with this type of online engine before). It runs quite smoothly, delivering results in a timely fashion, without putting a strain on the computer's performance and without popping up errors or freezing. Nevertheless, an update is in order.
Reviewed by Elena Opris on July 6th, 2014
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- Since the previous release, many engines no longer work due to the fact that the sites they are based have been either redesigned, or no longer exist. I won't list all the new, removed, or modified engines. A complete list of engines release with this version can be seen on the Included Engines page. A few engines have been removed due to the fact I am unable to test them without an account. Some sites are now invite only and I do not have the time to chase up invites. I'll leave it up to the users to create engines for these sites and post them or their update sites to the Torrent Harvester Support Forum
- Moved website to http://TorrentHarvester.awardspace.com and created a new support forum at http://THForum.awardspace.com
- Created a Main Menu to allow for all the new options.
- Removed engines from settings and added to main screen via a toggle button "status". Engines can now be selected/deselected from here. This screen now also serves as a progress/status screen which will show the progress of any currently running engines and which engines failed to connect, or failed to return results for the current search. Will also give an idea of engines on slow servers taking an inordinate amount of time to retrieve results. Right clicking on an engine will give the options which were previously available on the settings page, but also an option to "expand" which will show the pages returned from the search.
Application descriptionTorrent Harvester is a useful software that will perform a search for torrents on multiple websites returning all resu...