Usage share of BitTorrent clients

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The usage share of BitTorrent clients is the percentage of users that use a particular BitTorrent client, regardless of version.

2009[edit]

Delft University of Technology[edit]

A study by the Tribler P2P research team at the Delft University of Technology. To generate this data, samples were taken from a number of swarms of users which were then used to identify which BitTorrent client each user was using.

Samples of Global BitTorrent Client Usage Share (Percent & Peers)
Source Date & Age Xunlei
μTorrent
Vuze
BitTorrent
(mainline)
BitComet
Transmission
BitSpirit
FlashGet
Unknown
Tuotu
Libtorrent
(Rasterbar)
Other
Sample
Size
torrentfreak.com 16 September 2011;
3 years ago
 (2011-09-16)
? 47.97%
267,466
22.49%
125,417
13.01%
72,536
1.01%
5,638
7%
39,011
? ? 6.22%
34,703
? 1.02%
5,703
1.27%
7,062
100%
557,536
torrentfreakEZTV 4 December 2009;
5 years ago
 (2009-12-04)
29.31%
104,717,386
25.77%
92,086,035
24.08%
86,055,354
4.82%
17,207,544
4.31%
15,403,400
3.26%
11,637,110
2%
7,132,119
1.09%
3,882,628
1%
3,590,584
0.71%
2,531,472
0.63%
2,251,736
3.02%
10,806,362
100%
357,301,730
forum.tribler.org 18 October 2009;
5 years ago
 (2009-10-18)
0.02%
3
60.16%
10,361
14.22%
2,449
8.65%
1,489
4.43%
763
3.65%
628
? ? 7.97%
1,373
? 0.31%
53
0.59%
102
100%
17,221
torrentfreak.com 14 August 2009;
5 years ago
 (2009-08-14)
? 56.81% 18.13% 11.79% 4.71% 2.95% ? ? 4.21% ? ? 1.40% 100%
165,000+
torrentfreak.com 24 June 2009;
5 years ago
 (2009-06-24)
? 55.84% 16.85% 12.01% 6.50% 1.60% ? ? 4.02% ? ? 3.17% 100%
150,000+

TorrentFreak user survey[edit]

An open access poll created on the TorrentFreak.com website. The poll was featured by Vuze in their application which may have skewed the results.

TorrentFreak user survey:What is the Best BitTorrent Client?
Started:May 17, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-05-17) Updated:June 29, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-06-29) Total Votes:40,518
Rank
BitTorrent client
Votes
%
1 Vuze 23,265 57.419
2 μTorrent 11,874 29.305
3 Transmission 1,327 3.275
4 BitComet 1,243 3.068
5 BitTorrent (mainline) 597 1.473
6 Other 512 1.264
7 rTorrent 484 1.195
8 Deluge 428 1.056
9 BitLord 422 1.042
10 KTorrent 216 0.533

2007[edit]

Digital Music News[edit]

Digital Music News collected the data from PC Pitstop, a company that gathers data from computers using their free online virus and malware scanners. The program scans Windows Registry to find which clients have been installed, more than a million Microsoft Windows computers were surveyed.

Global install rate data from: Digital Music News
Rank Application Install % on Windows desktops
1 LimeWire 18%
2 μTorrent 5.56%
3 BitTorrent (mainline) 2.28%
4 Vuze 2.11%
5 BitComet 1.89%
6 Bitlord 1.27%