µTorrent: using WebUI

    Regular users of a fairly common µTorrent peer-to-peer client should be aware that since September this year an open beta testing of the web interface has begun, which allows you to manage all client functions from a remote machine. With µTorrent's discovery of the WebUI API, many began to create various useful things. I’m going to tell about two of them.

    The utility number of times is an extension for Firefox.
    Its charm lies in the fact that in your (favorite) browser you can watch an exact copy of the µTorrent window (alternative to the original web interface), and work in it the same way you used to do it under normal conditions. It is possible to add new .torrent files to the queue by simply dragging them from the page into the WebUI. The status bar also displays the current download and upload speed.
    I note that µTorrent’s interface opens only in the side bar and cannot be expanded to full screen, which seemed a little inconvenient to me. The rest of its functions, with the exception of rss reception settings, work as usual.

    Extension talk page →

    Utility number two - widget for Google Homepage.
    As mentioned, WebUI offers developers great opportunities for creating all kinds of useful widgets, scripts and other add-ons for monitoring and managing the client. One such example is this widget.
    It displays the status of µTorrent’s work on a personalized Google homepage, so it requires an account to use it.

    Widget talk page →

    For any of these plugins to work, you need to install the WebUI itself and the latest version of µTorrent (1.6.1-beta-build-483), which is described in detail in the official branch .
    I want to note that the WebUI itself is quite enough for normal work with µTorrent from a remote computer using any browser that supports Flash, and whether you use third-party or not is up to you.

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