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Folx torrent downloader for Mac - a free Thunder Mac alternative

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Folx 4.6 Rank based on 1889+ users, Reviews(796)

You've probably heard someone suggesting to "download that file from a torrent tracker" at least once. So have you dealt with torrents before? Downloading torrents is not the same as downloading other types of files you can find on the Internet. To fetch torrent content you need a special torrent downloader for Mac (if you have a Mac) that can use a .torrent file to save actual movies, music files, or games to your computer.

There are multiple choices of torrent clients flooding the web, both client software or cloud software, but getting the legit one can be quite a challenge as you never know which website will contain a malware instead of a promised downloading software.

We'll talk about two rather popular client software solutions, with each of them being crowned as the best torrent client for Mac by their loyal fans.

Folx - download manager for Mac

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Requirements: macOS 10.12+. 17.89MB free space. Version 5.27.13991. (5 Oct, 2022). 4.6 Rank based on 1889+ users, Reviews(796)
Category: WebApplication

A wonderful download manager for Mac that can handle regular downloads as well as torrent downloads is Folx. It is clean and reliable software from a well-known developer, who offers dedicated tech support for their products. Folx Mac downloader has a unique system of sorting and keeping the downloaded content easily accessible.

While downloading, you can assign different tags to downloaded content in Folx and have all files sorted accordingly. This allows for easy finding of any downloaded files no matter how much time has passed. For faster downloading Folx can also split downloads in threads and can be set as your default torrent client and download manager that automatically reacts every time you click a potential download for the most convenient process.
As a torrent client Folx can prioritize your download tasks and control download and upload speeds. You can also create your own torrents to share with others.


Xunlei Thunder includes a built-in browser, changeable skins, cloud storage, "offline" downloading, high-speed downloading (only available for members), email service and more.

We should say that Folx makes a very good Thunder Mac alternative for those who don't find all features they want in Thunder download manager and are frustrated with the pool of ads flooding Thunder. And even though each of mentioned apps make a good torrent client for Mac, with different possibilities, there are some significant downsides in Xunlei Thunder app.

For example, some time ago Xunlei web portal has blocked external IPs (except from China, Hong Kong and Macau) from getting access to their pool of download resources (e.g. Gougou). Also it is now difficult to add other language packs, which makes it harder to use to those who don't speak Chinese that well.

Folx download tool as a Xunlei Thunder alternative for Mac
Requirements: macOS 10.12+ , 17.89MB size
Version 5.27.13991 (5 Oct, 2022) Release notes
Category: WebApplication