Ever heard about GFXnews or TemplateP2P? BtTrove (BTT) is a forum based private torrent tracker which tracks content similar to both aforementioned torrent sites/DDL forums. The site indexes tutorials, software and premium resources related to web development, web design, graphics design, 2D/3D digital imaging, 3D animation, stock photography, music authoring, programming, networking and more. Needless to say, it’s a great tracker to have if you are a student, a professional or a mere enthusiast in any of these fields. Some of you may not have heard of this site but BTT has been around for a couple of years – it’s mostly been a closed, invite only community which might explain its lack of popularity in BitTorrent forums and news blogs. Either way, this site has opened public registrations for the first time in many years so in case you wanted to join, there would probably no better time to do so than now.
First of all, BtTrove is not just a private tracker – it does have a DDL section where you can find direct download links to files hosted on one click hosting services. However, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that most of the content indexed on site are shared as torrents, using its own private tracker. Torrents are pretty well seeded and usually have decent download speeds. At time of this posting, BTT had 4000+ registered members and tracked 1500+ active torrents with a couple hundred more links in its DDL section.
What sets BtTrove apart from other torrent sites is the type of content it tracks – files tracked by BTT’s tracker are not usually found elsewhere. You can find lots of tutorials related to technology fields such as web development, programming, networking, digital photography, painting, etc as well as lots of other premium resources including 2D/3D models, stock photography, templates, sound effects and more. In addition, BTT tracks a number of different software for music authoring, graphics design, 3D animation, digital imaging, programming, etc. The screenshot below captures part of torrent and DDL download sections on BTT:
As said earlier in this article, BTT is currently open for registration. Note that this is a site that has been invite only for more than two years straight. It might not appeal to everyone but if you are into programming, web development, graphics design, music authoring or 3D animation, this should be a great site and a community to be a part of.
Site Name: BtTrove (http://www.bttrove.org)
Signup URL: http://www.bttrove.org/profile.php?mode=register
Special thanks to Bugatti for the heads up.