Torrent Swapper is an open sourced sociable peer to peer file-sharing client based on the Bittorrent protocol that is ideal for high-speed distribution of large files that has a basic understanding of human friendships, of user tastes in content, and of Internet connectivity between users. Torrent Swapper supports simultaneous downloads, download queue, selected downloads in torrent package, fast-resume, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, ip-filter, etc.

Help / F.a.q

What is Torrent Swapper?
Torrent Swapper is an open sourced powerful, clean, fast, and easy-to-use BitTorrent client with special social abilities. That means you can get Amazon like recommendations from peers to find new and interesting files, and download double your current torrent download speed using uploading capabilities of your friends.

What platform does Torrent Swapper support?
Torrent Swapper was written in the cross platform language Python and is platform independent – meaning that it works on all Windows operating systems as well as Linux, Mac, etc.

How do I find interesting files to download?
Torrent Swapper has the unique feature of recommending files to other peers, to view which files have been downloaded by your friends, simply press the "Show Recommendation" button located on the top toolbar.

How do I search for files to download?
Torrent Swapper comes with a torrent web search portal that allows you to search for files over the internet. For quick access to the search portal, simply press the "Search Torrent" button located on the top toolbar.

How do I add friend to my friends list?
To add new friends to your friends list, simply press the "Manage Friends" button located on the top toolbar, and choose the "Add" button on the bottom and insert your friends info on the opened form.

How can I limit my download speed / upload speed?
You can do this through the Menu -> File -> Preferences...

How do I check for software updates?
To check for software updates, simply click the Menu -> Help -> Check for updates…

How many tasks can run simultaneous at a time?
No limit. It is reported by a site administrator that it is ok for 100+ simultaneous seedings.

What is the difference between Stop and Pause?
Pausing a torrent temporarily halts its connections and keeps it in memory. Use Pause if you only need to stop an active torrent for a few seconds, while Stopping a torrent releases all its resources and starts the next torrent if necessary. Use Stop if you intend on stopping a torrent for an extended period of time, or wish to prevent it from being started.

What does download priority mean?
Torrent Swapper has 5 Priorities (Highest, High, Normal, Low, Lowest). Normally when you add new torrent it will get priority "Normal". Priority is used when Torrent Swapper choose next torrent to run. Torrent Swapper will choose torrent that has higher priority run first.

What is super-seed mode?
Super-seed mode is only if you are the first seed. if not it greatly reduces the torrent's efficiency.

How do I install Torrent Swapper under Linux?
First, you have to install python and wxPython. and set your environ "BROWSER" to your browser. For example, if you use "Konqueror". in bash shell set "export BROWSER=$BROWSER:Konqueror". This will make "open destination" work.