Tribler for Mac uses Tor-inspired onion routing to search and download torrents with fewer worries or censorship. Tribler is a social community that facilitates filesharing through a peer-to-peer (p2p) network. When the Tribler application program is started it will automatically start searching other users that have Tribler running on their computer. When a connection is established it starts exchanging information. First it exchanges personal information (such as your avatar picture, your friends list, download history, etc.) and information about files that are available in the network. These files can be personal, shared files, but also files that one has received from another person.
The information about the discovered files and persons is
available in the Tribler program. By browsing through the files and
persons each user can find their prefered files and users. The
Tribler for Mac program helps you by giving extra information about
each item (whether it is a file or a person) and also shows what
other users think about it. When you find a person you like you can
add him as a friend. An interesting file can be downloaded and will
be available in your library. When you press download your computer
will make an inventory of which computers actually have this file
(or a part of it) and then will download the parts from the
What makes Tribler different from others?
Tribler for Mac is developed at the Delft University of Technology and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Fundamental research to network technology, P2P networks, video streaming, user interaction helps us to integrate state-of-the-art knowhow into our software. We aim for an open source, fully decentralized peer-to-peer network, available for everybody, in every part of the world.