FatRat is...

an open source download manager for Linux written in C++ and built on top of the Qt 4 library (Git version uses Qt 5). It is rich in features and is continuously extended.

Features (of the Git* version):

  • Segmented* HTTP(S)/FTP downloads
  • FTP uploads
  • Support for SOCKS5 and HTTP proxies
  • RSS feed support + special functions for TV shows and podcasts
  • BitTorrent support (including torrent creating, DHT, UPnP, encryption etc.)
  • Torrent search on major torrent sites incl. The Pirate Bay, EZTV, BitTorrentMonster...
  • MD4/MD5/SHA1 hash computing
  • Remote control via Jabber (!)
  • Remote control via an AJAX* web interface
  • Subtitle search
  • RAR/ZIP file unpacker
  • Scheduler
  • Clipboard monitor

And even more! Interested in what is coming next? See the TODO.

Language versions:

  • English
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Turkish
  • Russian
  • French
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian
  • Spanish

Your native language not here? You can translate FatRat using Qt Linguist and mail me the resulting file!


  • Aug 03, 2015: Qt 5 port complete.
  • May 26, 2015: Git version of FatRat supports rb_libtorrent >= 1.0.0. Qt5 porting is planned.
  • Nov 6, 2011: FatRat 1.2.0_beta1 with Java extension support released.
  • Dec 8, 2010: First working Java plugin created: Uloz.to download server – get ready for more soon!
  • Dec 2, 2010: An experimental extension for Google Chrome created
  • Oct 3, 2010: RS.com FREE downloads working again, use the Git version of FatRat
  • Sep 19, 2010: fatrat-opensubtitles plugin renamed to fatrat-subtitlesearch, Sublight.si support planned
  • Sep 13, 2010: Git branch 1.2 created, merged segmentation support
  • Sep 6, 2010: FatRat 1.1.3 released (bugfix release)
  • .....
  • Nov, 2006: The project was established
  • Available in




    Arch Linux



    ...and other distributions.

    What does it look like?

    “A universal downloader that just works!”
    “Way faster than Deluge!”

    List of donors

    Qt Ambassador
    This application is in the Qt Ambassador program.