Torrent managers will probably never make it to the App Store. We’ve already seen a few applications like Torrentula that lets download torrents directly to your iPhone, but to be honnest, that was not very useful.
After all, why would you want to download torrents to your iPhone? Downloading torrents on my PC from my iPhone seems much more interesting to me. That’s exactly what uTorrent Web offers with its new mobile interface.
After installing the desktop app and reading the few instructions, you will then be able to manage your torrent downloads directly from your iPhone by pointing Safari to http://web.utorrent.com.
Functionality is limited, but the essentials are there. You can paste in a torrent URI from another app on your iPhone to initiate a transfer remotely and pause active torrents. Concerned about your privacy? Have a read through BitTorrent’s post about architecting for user privacy.
No, this won’t allow you to download torrents directly onto your non-jailbroken iPhone — but it will at least allow you to start new transfers on your home machine (which probably has a boatload more free drive space anyway) from wherever in the world you currently happen to be.
[Via Download Squad]