Still very popular, the BitTorrent protocol has many users worldwide and the variety of clients that allow data transfers allows everyone to pick a favorite when it comes to downloading shared files.
Among the many similar applications, burst! is a program that looks and works in a particular way, a bit different when compared to the majority of other GUI utilities,mainly because it is based on a Python client for the file transfer protocol.
The interface is plain and unadorned, with all the functions and commands easily accessible. burst! can examine the torrent files upon loading and prior to starting the download, so you can see the number of available seeders and leechers.
A particular function of this tool is the ability to create torrents. Also, burst! supports several download profiles which can, in turn, be customized according to your preferences thanks to the built-in Profile Editor.
The transfer monitoring tab will display all the information you need, including size of uploaded and downloaded files, transfer speeds for download and upload, dimension of the remaining part and more. Each transfer can be paused or canceled by simply pressing the corresponding button.
Another handy feature of burst! is its ability to integrate with your Internet browser. Also, you can associate the program with torrent files and have the files checked automatically for available seeders and leechers, as soon as they are opened.
The Torrent Auto-Save function will allow you to have downloaded torrents stored into specific locations and they are divided into two categories: in progress and completed. For each of those you can choose a directory where the torrents will be saved.
All things considered, burst! will surely help anyone who needs to quickly get files from the web via the BitTorrent protocol. Nonetheless, the less attractive GUI and the less common arrangement of commands may deter some users from using it.