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Tixati v2.53 running on Windows 10
Tixati v2.53 running on Windows 10
Developer(s)Kevin Hearn
Initial releaseJune 27, 2009 (2009-06-27)
Stable release2.64 (October 18, 2019; 31 days ago (2019-10-18)[1]) [±]
Operating systemLinux, Windows
Available inEnglish
TypeBitTorrent client

Tixati is a proprietary Linux and Windows BitTorrent client written in C++ designed to be light on system resources. Its developers release standalone and portable versions with each new client versions.

In addition to standard BitTorrent client sharing functions, Tixati provides integral chatrooms with the channel chat as well as private messaging being strongly encrypted. According to Tixati's support page, "the Channels feature of Tixati is a particularly good demonstration of how to build a decentralized networked application that supports very high throughputs whilst remaining cryptographically secure in a 100% decentralized environment. This includes a linear network-coded decentralized media streaming feature, which is secured by a homomorphic hash function and elliptic-curve signatures (the first system of its kind to be implemented successfully.)"[2] Chatrooms can be either public or secret. Users are allowed to optionally share lists of magnet or URL links which are then searchable across all channels a user is joined to. Browsing a specific user's share list is also supported. The channels also allow for streaming audio and video media.[3]

In 2012, TorrentFreak listed it among the top 10 uTorrent alternatives.[4] The same year, it received a positive review from Ghacks.[5]

A 2014 review at BestVPN.com praised it for its lightweight design.[6]

In May 2015, Tixati was the fifth most popular torrent client by the audience of Lifehacker.[7]

On January 6, 2017 the developer announced the release of version 2.52 for user alpha testing, which added an encrypted forum function to the channels. Posts to the forum may be visible to all users in the channel or may be private, between only 2 users.

In March 2017, it was listed as a popular Bittorrent client by Tom's Guide.[8] In December 2017, it received a positive review by TechRadar.[9] In January 2018, it was reviewed positively by Lifewire.[10]


Since July 20, 2017, the developers of Tixati have released regular updates of a new P2P system (program and protocol) called Fopnu, a completely decentralized network and proprietary C++ software to share almost any file type and more.[11] It's visually similar to Tixati but Fopnu is not a torrent client though comparable to eDonkey2k/eMule or WinMX, and features six main tabs: network, library, chat, search, transfers, and bandwidth. Fopnu can share many files with little overhead, quick and easy efficient searching, chat rooms, contact lists, charts and graphs in a customizable intuitive interface – all without .Net or Java dependencies. Fopnu's encrypted connection ensures secure files sharing including a decentralized public key infrastructure and leverages pure UDP protocol that utilizes forward error correction. All shared files are indexed locally and there is no relaying of other user's searches. Also, Fopnu utilizes a token system for distributing the upload bandwidth fairly among all the users. Actual file transfers are done via a direct manner or re-combining and re-encoding blocks at all nodes[12]

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  1. ^ "Tixati News". tixati.com. Tixati Software. 2018-05-03. Retrieved 2018-05-10.
  2. ^ Tixati Support Team (February 3, 2017). "Decentralized Sharing Channels". Tixati.com.
  3. ^ Tixati Support Team (February 3, 2017). "Streaming". Tixati.com.
  4. ^ Ben Jones (August 19, 2012). "Top 10 uTorrent Alternatives". TorrentFreak.
  5. ^ Martin Brinkmann (August 17, 2012). "Tixati Bittorrent client review". GHacks.
  6. ^ Douglas Crawford (July 15, 2014). "5 of the best free BitTorrent clients". BestVPN. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014.
  7. ^ Henry, Alan (19 May 2015). "Most Popular BitTorrent Client: µTorrent". Lifehacker. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  8. ^ John Corpuz (16 March 2017). "15 Best Desktop Bittorrent Clients for P2P Sharing". Tom's Guide. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  9. ^ Mark Wycislik-Wilson (1 December 2017). "The best free alternative to uTorrent 2018". TechRadar. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  10. ^ Paul Gil (7 January 2018). "9 Best Torrent Downloader Software Tools". Lifewire. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  11. ^ Fopnu.com/news/
  12. ^ MajorGeeks.com/.../Fopnu

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