This new gadget for uTorrent allows you to monitor and handle your .torrent downloads from Vista’s sidebar. The gadget works in combination with the uTorrent WebUI, an extension that inspired many people to develop useful and innovative gadgets.
The widget shows the current upload and download speed in the sidebar. The flyout shows all the torrents you’re downloading, and detailed info like the number of seeds & peers, ratio, availability, download & upload limit, and much more.
But the gadget is not limited to listing information, you can also:
- drag & drop to add new torrents
- start, stop pause torrents
- set priority for individual files
It’s based on the “Azureus stats” gadget for Windows Vista, but has some extra features. The WebUI works on 32-bit as well as the 64-bit Vista, and it has a auto update function.
The sidebar gadget will only work if you run the uTorrent webUI. The WebUI makes it easy to access uTorrent from an external computer, and it opens up a world of possibilities for uTorrent users to create fancy widgets, scripts, and other add-ons.
To enable the webui go to Options –> Preferences –> Advanced –> WebUI, and enter you details there. There is also FireFox extension available for the WebUI.
The latest Beta of the Vista sidebar gadget for uTorrent can be downloaded over here. You can track the latest updates, or post your questions and suggestions in the thread over at the uTorrent forums.