Earlier this year Microsoft broke my heart by doing away with Live Mesh, a part of what was once known as the Windows Live Essentials suite of apps. In recent times the company has scaled back the service and also taken the Live out of the name, making it simply Windows Essentials.
There are a number of ways to replace Live Mesh — Microsoft would prefer for you to move on to SkyDrive, but the functionality is different, as the cloud serves as an intermediary and if you are syncing more than 7 GB of files then this will cost you. Microsoft also still makes SyncToy available for free, which is the Live Mesh predecessor. I have also used SyncBack SE and can attest that this app is an excellent replacement.
BitTorrent, a legitimate service that has largely been pigeonholed as an illegal file-sharing service, has been producing apps recently that are geared towards helping users with both video streaming and file synchronization, among other things.
BitTorrent is an increasingly popular method of file sharing. Although it can be used for malicious purposes, it remains one of the fastest ways to transfer large files over the internet. Of course, in order to have a good experience while using the BitTorrent technology, it’s important to use a good client.
uTorrent is one of the most popular BitTorrent clients on the web and is raved about by just about anyone who has any experience with it.
Does it live up to its popularity? Let’s take a look and find out!