Torrent client qBittorrent 3.3 ships with massive list of features

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 30, 2015
Updated • Sep 4, 2019

The developers of the popular torrent client qBittorrent have released version 3.3 of the software for Windows, Linux and Mac systems.

I switched from uTorrent to qBittorrent years ago as I did not like the direction the once-popular torrent client uTorrent was taking. Just this year for instance, uTorrent shipped a Bitcoin Miner with the application which wasted resources on unsuspecting user systems.

The client shipped with cross-promotions and advertisement as well since 2012.

I picked qBittorrent as my client of choice after testing a good dozen or so clients as it served my purpose perfectly.

The UI of the client is streamlined, it ships with all the features that I could possibly need, and is updated regularly as it is in active development.

The update to version 3.3 introduces new features, changes and fixes to the torrent client which can be partially attributed to the "healthy amount of devs contributing to it".

Update: The project team release the major update to qBittorrent 4.0 in 2017.  We have released several tutorials which you may find useful. Check out our guide on searching for torrents within qBittorrent, our Advanced Saving Management guide, and these general qBittorrent tips. End

So what are the core changes in qBittorrent 3.3.0?

The project switched from Qt4 to Qt5. Qt is a cross-platform application development framework. Along with it comes core code refactoring which should resolve issues with labels, temporary folders and other core features that some users experienced while using the client.

Note: When you upgrade to qBittorrent 3.3.0 you won't be able to go back to an earlier version anymore. The program displays a notification to you on first start about that.

Speed Graph

A new speed graph is provided that highlights the total upload and total download speed over a selected period of time (minutes or hours are selectable, and you may add more information to the graph such as overhead, payload, DHT or tracker upload or download stats).

Add multiple peers / copy peers

add peers

You may add multiple Peers to the "Add Peers" dialog. You find that dialog by selecting a torrent first, switching to Peers in the lower toolbar, right-clicking in the peer list and selecting "add a new peer".

A selection of peers, one, multiple or all, can be copied right away now as well. Select peers, right-click on the selection and pick "copy selected" to copy the IP address and ports of all peers to the clipboard.

Additional "run external program" parameters

run external program

The client supports running an external program when a torrent completes. This can be an antivirus program for instance to scan the downloaded files.

The following list of parameters are now supported by qBittorrent:

  • %N: Torrent name
  • %L: Label
  • %F: Content path
  • %R: Root path
  • %D: Save path
  • %C: Number of files
  • %Z: Torrent size
  • %T: Current tracker
  • %I: Info hash

Other changes

This is a list of other changes in qBittorrent 3.3

  • Option added to "use proxy only for torrents".
  • GeoIP2 database for IPv6 peers.
  • Detection of network interface state changes (VPN connection resets).
  • Automatically add trackers to new downloads.
  • You may select a download path for watched folders.

In addition to those, you find more than 40 bug fixes, cosmetic changes, Web UI changes and more listed on the official release announcement page of the project.

Now You: Which torrent client, if any, are you using and why?

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

  10. Anonymous said on September 28, 2023 at 8:19 am

    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

  11. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 9:36 am

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  14. justputthispostanywhere said on September 29, 2023 at 3:59 am

    I’m not sure if there is a point in commenting given that comments seem to appear under random posts now, but I’ll try… this comment is for

    My temporary “solution”, if you can call it that, is to use a VPN (Mullvad in my case) to sign up for and access Reddit via a European connection. I’m doing that with pretty much everything now, at least until the rest of the world catches up with GDPR. I don’t think GDPR is a magical privacy solution but it’s at least a first step.

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