It’s the start of a new month. Private torrent trackers that have monthly signups are opening their doors to the public these days. So many trackers are open right now so we though of posting another collective update. This post captures 11 private and public BitTorrent sites and trackers that are currently open – these specialize in software (appz or applications). You can find and download a wide range of software for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems (usually cracked) from these torrent sites.

Some of the private trackers mentioned in this article such as GFXNews, AZT and AudioNews are not limited to software. To find more details about the content on these trackers we suggest you visit the detailed review link associated with each of them. Also note that some of these trackers will close signups within hours (Ex- AppzUniverse and ProAudioTorrents will only remain open for around 15 hours from time of this post). 

1. AppzUniverse
appzuniverse  
Site Name: AppzUniverse (http://www.appzuniverse.org)
Signup URL: http://www.appzuniverse.org/signup.php
Stats: ~3000 torrents
Description: AppzUniverse is a private torrent tracker for Windows and Mac software. For a detailed review of this tracker including its torrent category details, please refer to our previous article located here.

2. SmartApps
smartapps 
Site Name: SmartApps (http://smartapps.info/)
Signup URL: http://smartapps.info/signup.php
Stats: 589 members and 1311 torrents
Description: New private tracker specializing in Windows/Mac and other software. For a detailed review of this tracker including its torrent category details, please refer to our previous article located here.

3. BrokenStones
brokenstones 
Site Name: BrokenStones (http://brokenstones.cn/)
Signup URL: Signups are not open. But you can obtain a free invite via the official invite site http://bswillyouinvite.me/. For a step by step guide refer to this article.
Stats: ~5000 users
Description: One of the best private torrent trackers for Apple Mac (including Mac OS X) software.

4. TuxDistro
tuxdistro 
Site Name: TuxDistro (http://www.tuxdistro.com/)
Signup URL: http://www.tuxdistro.com/account-signup.php
Stats: ~11500 members and 1100+ torrents
Description: Another public index with a torrent tracker of their own. For a detailed review of this tracker including its torrent category details, please refer to our previous article located here.

5. LinuxTracker
linuxtracker  
Site Name: LinuxTracker (http://linuxtracker.org/)
Signup URL: http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=signup
Stats: N/A
Description: Public torrent index and tracker for all sorts of Linux related applications. For a detailed review of this tracker including its torrent category details, please refer to our previous article located here.

6. AudioNews
audionews  
Site Name: AudioNews (http://forum.audionews.ru/)
Signup URL: http://forum.audionews.ru/profile.php?mode=register (Registration will be available from 02 feb 2009 07:00 GMT till 04 feb 2009 07:00 GMT)
Stats: 90000+ members
Description: Audionews is a forum based tracker for Music editing, music authoring applications and other related torrents. For a detailed review of this tracker including its torrent category details, please refer to our previous article located here.

7. Pro Audio Torrents
pro audio torrents 
Site Name: Pro Audio Torrents (http://proaudiotorrents.org)
Signup URL: http://proaudiotorrents.org/signup.php
Stats: ~4500 torrents
Description: Pro Audio Torrents is another private tracker for Music related software and extras. For a detailed review of this tracker including its torrent category details, please refer to our previous article located here.

8. AudioZoneTorrents
audio zone torrents 
Site Name: Audio Zone Torrents (http://audiozonetorrents.com)
Signup URL: http://audiozonetorrents.com/signup.php
Stats: +3500 torrents
Description: Another music related appz tracker. For a detailed review of this tracker including its torrent category details, please refer to our previous article located here.

9. GFXnews
gfxnews   
Site Name: GFXNews (http://forum.gfxnews.ru)
Signup URL: http://forum.gfxnews.ru/profile.php?mode=register (Registration will be available from 02 feb 2009 07:00 GMT till 04 feb 2009 07:00 GMT)
Stats: 50000+ members
Description: GFXnews is a forum based tracker for Graphics design, web design, 3d animation related software, templates and more. For a detailed review of this tracker including its torrent category details, please refer to our previous article located here.

10. Appz Bitshock
appz bitshock 
Site Name: Appz BitShock (http://appz.bitshock.org)
Signup URL: http://appz.bitshock.org/signup.php
Stats: 4750+ users and 6400+ torrents
Description: Good private tracker for all sorts of software. For a detailed review of this tracker including its torrent category details, please refer to our previous article located here.

11. H33T
h33t 
Site Name: H33T (http://h33t.com/)
Signup URL: http://h33t.com/account.php (Optional)
Description: H33T is a public BitTorrent index with their own tracker. It’s not actually a specialized software tracker but they do have an excellent appz section with lots of AIO (All In One) packs, Portable software, etc. The appz section direct URL is http://h33t.com/tocat.php?id=7. For our full review of H33T please refer to this article.


10 Comments

  1. premvb6 // 2/01/2009 09:13:00 PM  

    hi filenetworks
    i couldnot download from microsoft website for the past one week....i am getting a 404 error

    please help

    thanks

  2. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 2/01/2009 09:25:00 PM  

    premvb6,
    What exactly were you trying to download. Are you able to visit www.microsoft.com? Please provide more information.

  3. premvb6 // 2/01/2009 10:41:00 PM  

    i just tried to download IE 8 RC1 poseted by u guys and also expression blend trial but i am getting a 404 error when i am about to start the download....

    i thought it was due to IIS i installed last week,so i uninstalled and tried and now i am getting this error

    "No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
    Probably the service is inactive on the server or you have a firewall installed that blocks Internet Download Manager.
    If you have a firewall, please ensure that its settings allow IDM downloading from the Internet.


    Details:
    Cannot connect to download.microsoft.com:80
    "

    thanks

  4. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 2/01/2009 11:27:00 PM  

    premvb6,
    As the error says, are you using any firewall software? Are you able to download from other sites and do you get similar problems with other sites too?

    Did you try downloading via the web browser rather than using IDM.

  5. premvb6 // 2/02/2009 12:01:00 AM  

    i have no firewalls..

    i tried without using the IDM..But still i am getting error ..am getting "cant find server" error

    i tried to download from filehippo.com and no problem there.

    i dont know how to solve this..

    plz help

  6. Rusty // 2/03/2009 08:00:00 AM  
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  7. B.i.d.e. // 5/07/2009 04:19:00 PM  

    Update - It looks like Appz Bitshock is down, possible for good. I haven't been able to access the site for over a month now (trying several times on different occasions). I hope it comes back, it was one of the best appz trackers, IMO. It would have been better if it could've gotten more traffic, since most torrents were only seeded by the uploader, and there were rarely any files with snatches or peers over 5. Still, it had some very, and I mean VERY, hard to find goodies, so I really hope it comes back online someday.

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