If you work on multiple computer systems, some local some remote, you may have encountered situations where you'd want one of your remote machines to handle a task. Maybe you discovered a torrent that you want to download, but since you are not at the right location to do so, you may have come up with a workaround. Maybe you have attached the torrents to emails for safekeeping or loaded them into online storage.
Services like Iffft may have improved the handling for you, by automating the task so that you do not have to load that torrent manually on a system once you got access to it locally. And some clients, like uTorrent, can monitor locations on a computer systems for new torrents that you add to it.
The basic idea behind Dropbox Torrent is very similar. It is a program that monitors your Dropbox folder for new torrents, and when it finds any, it will start to add those torrents to its internal client and start the downloading right away.
Here is how it works in detail:
You do not really have control over the downloading itself. You can't for instance specify upload or download limits, remove broken or non-working downloads from the finalized work table, or change other torrent related settings such as ports.
You can configure the uTorrent client for pretty much the same task. The main benefit here is that you get better controls over the process.
Here is what you need to do:
I do prefer uTorrent for this right now as it is offering better controls over the whole process.Advertisement
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