We’re the impatient ones, and that’s what many people say. Our patience is tested when we’re downloading a torrent that doesn’t have many seeds, and waiting for such a torrent to finish downloading is a real pain. However, the good thing is that you can download a torrent directly to your cloud storage account which will save you a good amount of time.

You might be thinking, “why not download the torrent the traditional way – switch on the PC, and wait for the torrent to finish the download?” The only problem with this method is:

1. You’ll need to keep your PC or Mac on all the time, at least until the download finishes.
2. Download speed will be slow if there are few seeders for that torrent.

That’s why you can remotely download a torrent to cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, etc. The plus point is that you don’t need to worry about seeders, as once the download is finished, you’ll get the file automatically downloaded to your cloud storage. The time taken for you to download the file from cloud storage like Dropbox to your computer would be less, compared to downloading a fresh torrent.

To download a torrent to Dropbox, or any other cloud storage, open your torrent client like uTorrent or Bittorent, go to Options > Preferences. On the Preferences window, click on Directories and then checkmark on “Automatically load .torrent from.” Next, browse and select your cloud storage folder. You’re basically telling uTorrent to start downloading a torrent once a file is placed in that particular folder.

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So let’s say that you’re at office and you want to download a torrent. Simply place the file at the above specified location (using the web interface of cloud storage), and uTorrent will start downloading your torrent, provided that your computer is switched on.

Another plus point is that you’ll get the file downloaded on every device you’ve connected to the same cloud storage account. Since the file is downloaded in your Dropbox, Google Drive, etc account, you can also access them from anywhere.