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  • TorrentTRAK: Remote Control BitTorrent Downloads From Your iPhone

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    It's possible to spend absurd amounts of time setting up, monitoring and managing BitTorrent downloads and seeds, and if you find that your Transmission machine is somewhere different (i.e. home) from where you spend much of your time (i.e. work), the ability to set up remote access to Transmission is of enormous value. TorrentTRAK is a remote Transmission interface for the iPhone or iPod touch that allows you to view all the details of the Transmission BitTorrent interface in a native iPhone app, rather than using Safari on the iPhone.

    TorrentTRAK requires you to set up remote access on Transmission, which is a one click process (Preferences - Remote - Enable remote access). With TorrentTRAK running on your iPhone, you just add the Transmission computer's IP address (Mac or PC). You can access Transmission from outside your local network by using either a static IP set by your provider or one you set using a service like DynDNS, or just determining the dynamically assigned IP and hoping the router doesn't reset.

    TorrentTRAK is a commercial program (USD$0.99) with a free trial through Rock Your Phone.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: TorrentTRAK: Remote Control BitTorrent Downloads From Your iPhone started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. interstink's Avatar
      interstink -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dreaded Armada View Post
      I'm a torrent noob, does this work with Vuze?
      YES.. Just tested TorrentTRAK works with Vuse (iZureus Plugin). You just need to paste the full URL from safari on your iPhone/iPod into the IP address Field in settings. Since TorrentTRAK is using iPhone Browser UI (UIWebView) it can connect to web addresses as well.

      I havent fully tested, but seems to work perfectly with the above method.

    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      Not sure how old this was on the transmission forums but they were working on something for windows users, as stated by others utorrent would be nice
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Rip dev is buggy garbage.
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      sounds sweet
    1. nighthawk283's Avatar
      nighthawk283 -
      Like for me I use utorrent and they have one for utorrent and it's great I believe you can add stuff to your utorrent
    1. digzz's Avatar
      digzz -
      Can Tranmission work on Windows ?????
    1. z28kid's Avatar
      z28kid -
      Could someone help me get this working with vuze? maybe some guide or something..
      *updated*
      I got it to work in safari. but I would like to know what i need to do to get iZureus to work in torrent trak
    1. chuminh's Avatar
      chuminh -
      How to register TorrentTrak
    1. interstink's Avatar
      interstink -
      Quote Originally Posted by chuminh View Post
      How to register TorrentTrak
      Open the Rock app and register/purchase.
    1. timyorgut's Avatar
      timyorgut -
      torrent trak is working perfect but there is one big flaw: it doesn't upload torrents.
    1. interstink's Avatar
      interstink -
      Not sure if you have tried this, but touch and hold the Link for the download. Touch COPY, then goto the Transmission view (To the top) and touch the open. Paste the download URL you copied into the URL field and touch Upload.

      Some torrent sites use diff. methods for posting the download links.

      NOTE: I have noticed since I did an update to Trasmission a few weeks ago, I have had to paste the link multiple times for certain site URL's. Im looking into this issue.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      why does anyone need to be tracking their bit torrents from their phone anyways?
    1. drmar's Avatar
      drmar -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      why does anyone need to be tracking their bit torrents from their phone anyways?
      because its possible???
      Now, being serious, imagine you are away from any computer, going home, and you checked that your torrent just finished in a seedbox , so you can remotelly wake up your home computer, start the transfer to your home, then make your computer sleep again, and when you arrive at home you will be ready for sofa and popcorn!!!! (well, microwave is still not possible to start with your Iphone, but this a matter of time.....)
      Anyways, did somebody test TorrentTRAK with some seedbox service???
    1. ajeto's Avatar
      ajeto -
      Found this alternative app
      on other forum
      :

      iControlBits



    1. interstink's Avatar
      interstink -
      Updated TorrentTRAK to allow for iPad support. This is initial iPad compatibility, will be working on interface improvements shortly.