Automatic

Automatic downloading of your favorite torrents

Keeping on top of the latest releases of your favorite torrents and podcasts can be a full-time job. View full description

PROS

  • Automatically tracks torrents
  • Filters torrents
  • Consumes few resources

CONS

  • Adding a feed could be made a little quicker and simpler

Very good
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Keeping on top of the latest releases of your favorite torrents and podcasts can be a full-time job.

If you're following several TV shows and podcasts at the same time, then Automatic can help ensure that you don't have to worry about missing another episode. Automatic allows you to subscribe to any RSS feed for podcasts, videocasts, torrentcasts, etc. You name it and Automatic should be able to follow it.

Automatic installs itself as a preference pane on your Mac. The main window allows you to define a download folder for your torrent and a refresh rate to check for new ones. Adding new feeds isn't exactly obvious but it's not difficult to work out either. Click the 'Subscriptions' tab, then click the 'plus' symbol to give your new feed a name. Now click the plus symbol again to add the actual RSS link. A useful bonus is that you can filter feeds according to content by entering keywords.

There's a 'History' button so that you can see exactly where all of your downloaded feeds have come from, and the good thing is that Automatic doesn't consume many resources because it only opens when it needs to refresh your torrents.

Automatic is certainly an excellent free tool for those that regularly follow TV shows and podcasts and find they simply can't keep up with them all.

Changes

  • Fixed a potential issue with alternate links that could cause a save error, resulting in multiple downloads.
  • Fixed an issue that caused no downloads to occur when placing the separator in the TV Show edit window at the bottom of the list.
  • The Custom edit window should no longer resize beyond the screen bounds.
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Automatic 2.4.2.379