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Transmission Remote GTK is a cross-platform tool for controlling Transmission Bittorrent Client remotely, through its RPC interface.

The application is very similar to Transmission Remote GUI in terms of Bittorrent functionality, however, Transmission Remote GTK integrates better with the GNOME desktop (since it's a GTK app; sadly it's GTK2 only), comes with torrent added/downloaded notifications as well as tray / Ubuntu AppIndicator support.

What is this tool for? Well, if you've set up Transmission Daemon on a server (it doesn't really has to be a server but anyway), you can use Transmission Remote GTK to control it remotely. For how to set up Transmission Daemon on Ubuntu / Debian, see our old (should still work) post: Setting Up Transmission-Daemon in Ubuntu / Debian.

Transmission Remote GTK features:
  • Cross-platform
  • Remotely add (file/url), start, stop, remove, remove & delete, verify, reannounce torrents.
  • Works as a .torrent handler (eg. from a web browser).
  • Set torrent properties such as speed, seed, peer limits, file priorities, add/edit/remove trackers.
  • Change remote settings like global limits, download directory, and connectivity preferences.
  • Run commands when download finishes
  • Directory labels

Transmission Remote GTK comes with a PPA for Ubuntu Precise, Oneiric and Natty users. Add the PPA and install it using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ajf/trg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install transmission-remote-gtk

For Fedora, Windows and source files, see the Transmission Remote GTK downloads page.