Tixati is a Bittorrent client - a program to download torrents - for the Windows operating system and Linux. Its no spyware, adware and no nonsense guarantee makes it interesting for users who are looking for a client that is respecting user privacy. With all the fuss about uTorrent's drive towards in-content ads, came the desire for some to switch to a client that would never turn on ads in the client itself.
If you are running Windows you can either install Tixati on your 32-bit or 64-bit version of the operating system, or use a portable version of the program instead.
You can associate torrents with the client directly after installation, or at any time in the program settings under shell integration. Torrents can be added via drag and drop, a double-click if Tixati has been associated with the .torrent file type, or with a click on the add button in the main interface. And it is this add button that caused a noticeable delay on my system whenever I clicked on it. It took between five to ten seconds before the file browser was displayed, and navigating in the file browser too took one or two seconds whenever I switched directories. I resorted to dragging and dropping torrents into the program interface to avoid this delay.
Once you have added at least one torrent you will notice that downloads will start immediately. What I recommend you to do is switch to bandwidth to limit the outgoing bandwidth to avoid that a maxed out outgoing connection is limiting the download speed or other activities on the PC. You can select an outgoing limit in Kilobyte, or configure advanced rules like the ratio of seeding and trading traffic.
A load transfer screen is displayed by default when you add torrents to the system, allowing you to uncheck files that you do not want to download, change priorities for files, or change the location the files get saved to.
You can disable the screen with a click on Settings so that torrents get added directly to the client without user interaction. The program displays detailed information about each torrent and its files in the main program window. Here you see connected peers, trackers, the completion status and availability of individual files, and an event log for each torrent.
As far as features go, here is a rundown on some of the client's features:
The only real issue that I experienced was with the slow loading add button interface. I'd like to hear what other Tixati users have to say about it, and whether it is a limited local issue or something that all Tixati users experience. All in all it is a pretty advanced client that does what it is supposed to do and then some.
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