Deluge is a program used to manage and download files from Torrent file-sharing networks.
You can find many files on Torrent networks: music, videos, books, software, etc. Even though this type of network is associated with sharing files with copyright, we can also download a multitude of files for free distribution, which makes it important to have a program that allows us to manage and download .torrent files.
Deluge is a very good solution for downloading .torrent files since that is cross-platform, and we will be able to use it on Windows, Mac, and Linux. In this way, we will be able to download .torrent files on virtually any computer. In addition, the program is installed as a “Client/Server.” That means we can install the program on a PC and use it remotely from another without needing to install it on both Computers. For example, if we have a computer where we store our photos, videos, documents, etc. (NAS), we can install Deluge on this PC to manage .torrent file downloads. Once installed on the NAS, we can access the program via a web browser (http://NAS_IP:8112) and handle all the torrent files that are being downloaded, in addition to adding new torrent files. In this way, we can add torrents from any PC in the local network without having to install the same program on all PCs. In addition, all downloads will be stored in the same location, which is very practical, and the downloads will be well organized and accessible from the local network.
Note: the default password to access the web graphical interface is: delugeThe program's installation is simple and does not include any spyware or malware. The user interface is simple and allows us to add .torrent files quickly, either by adding the .torrent file or using magnet links.
When we start to download a .torrent file, we will see the content of that .torrent file, so we'll be able to choose which files from that torrent we want to download.
We will be able to see relevant information about the file we are downloading: description, download progress of contained files, download speed, upload speed, etc.
The program allows us to limit the bandwidth used to download torrent files. In this way, we will avoid saturating our Internet connection, and we will be able to surf the Internet o read our email without any problem. There is also the possibility to set each torrent's download and upload speed.
We can also create a weekly schedule and limit the Deluge download/upload speed. For example, we reduced download speed from Monday to Friday from 18:00 to 23:00 because, at that time, we were going to use our Internet connection, and we didn't want that Deluge to interfere with our surfing on the net. This is just an example, and you can schedule any other hours.
Another interesting feature included in the program is encryption. Many Internet service providers limit the traffic from programs that share torrent files. So if we are using software to share torrent files, our ISP (Internet Service Provider) will detect this and decrease the speed of our Internet connection.
Thanks to the encryption system included in the program, the traffic of the torrent files will be hidden, and the Internet service providers will find it more difficult to detect that we are using torrent networks so that they will not limit our connection to the Internet.
The program's functionality can be increased thanks to the included plugin system. Among others, we will be able to install plugins to block IPs, run a command when the download has finished, auto-extract the contents of the compressed files, send e-mail notifications, and more.
Note: it's important to note that the web interface (WebUi), and the weekly Scheduler, are plugins that we must enable in the settings of the program.
Without a doubt, Deluge is a great candidate to become our favorite torrent file manager since that includes a multitude of features. At the same time, it is very simple to install and operate and is a perfect program for beginners and advanced users.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Deluge downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of Deluge.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install Deluge on your PC, you have to download the deluge-2.0.3-lt1.2.10-boost1.74-py3.8.5-ossl1.1.1g-GTK3.24.23.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Which version of the program am I going to download?
- The current version we offer is the 2.0.3.
- Is Deluge free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
Also, this software is open source, which means that you will be able to download the source code of the program, and if you are knowledgeable enough, you will be able to see how the software works internally and modify its functionality.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to Deluge?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.
- Deluge home
- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Open Source