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Use URLDroplet (or sideCLOUDload) to remotely download torrents

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Yesterday I mentioned how you can simplify downloading files via your browser using URLDroplet and today I just realized the Dropbox addon can be used to download torrents remotely from any device that has internet connection.

All you need to do is – set up your Bittorrent client to watch your Dropbox folder and then whenever you are on the go but want to download a torrent back at your home PC, you can simply copy the torrent link, paste it in URLDroplet and it will download the torrent in your Dropbox, given the fact that your PC is running and the Dropbox service is started.

How can you set up your Bittorent client to watch a folder? Well our favorite uTorrent’s settings are quite simple. Head to Options menu, Preferences, Directories and enable the option “Automatically load .torrents from”. Mention your Dropbox’s destination and you’re good to go. Other clients settings are similar too.

While we’re on the topic, a similar service sideCLOUDload can also be used for doing the same. You might ask why didn’t I mention this in yesterday’s post… Only because sideCLOUDload doesn’t allows files larger than 25MB to be sent on your Dropbox. But because it’s next to impossible to have a .torrent file as large as 25MB, sideCLOUDload works. Why would I mention sideCLOUDload now? Because it gives an added benefit of storing files in a specific folder inside Dropbox. So for the people who like keeping their stuff totally organized all the time, this might help as URLDroplet saves your .torrent file directly in the Dropbox folder and there’s no option to save it in a particular directory of Dropbox.

Of course to do remote torrent downloading there are remote apps, web UIs etc., but I find this the most simple and easiest way to download files from one device to another.


Written by rahulbhagchandani

June 19, 2011 at 1:02 am

Posted in Torrents

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