You have quite a few options when it comes to finding torrent files. You can use a public or private torrent indexing site, use a meta search engine instead, a plain search engine or a desktop program that you can make use of.
TorrentRover is a desktop torrent search application for Windows that supports the four search engines isoHunt, The Pirate Bay, Kick Ass Torrents and BitSnoop.
The first thing that you may want to do after installation is make sure that the .torrent file type is associated with a torrent client on your system, as you need one to download the selected torrents to your system.
Once that is out of the way you can get started right away. Use the search to find torrents that you are interested in. Note that the program will only use two of the four search engines by default. If you want to use all four or a different mix, press F9 to open the preferences and change the selection under Searching there.
It takes little time to retrieve the results. Each torrent is listed with its name, age, size, the number of leechers and seeders, and a couple of other information. Interesting in this regard is the points system that the application uses to sort torrents from best to worst.
To download a torrent double-click it. This should load it directly in the default torrent client of the system.
You can run multiple searches at once, and all searches that you have conducted in the past are displayed in the program interface as tabs. The program automates the search results automatically by running the searches in intervals. That's great as it is making the search results dynamic in nature.
The program has another interesting feature. You can search various sites, Wikipedia, IMDB, YouTube or Amazon, for the selected search terms. These are automatically opened in a private browsing mode in a web browser of choice. Chrome was selected by default on my test system even though it is not the default browser on the system. You can switch browsers easily in the preferences.
The program offers a lot of options and great performance. If you are looking for a desktop torrent search client then this should definitely be tested by you. There are a couple of things that I do not like. First, the website of the developer requires Silverlight. If you do not have that plugin, you get Zero information.
While I do appreciate the authors efforts, I'd like to see an option to hide the sidebar menu that asks to spread the word or donate from the program interface.Advertisement
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