If you regularly download torrents then you’ll know that it’s quite time consuming to keep going back to the torrent sites and scan through them to see if your favourite ones have been released yet. One tool that can make your life easier is Torrent Episode Downloader (TED). The small program is a Java application that combines RSS channels and BitTorrent downloads. It allows you to subscribe to torrent RSS feeds and also configure key words as to which ones you want to download. In a nutshell, it does the hard work of tracking and downloading torrents for you without the need to even visit a site.
It works on a similar principle to the way iTunes subscribes to Podcasts except that with Torrent Episode Downloader, obviously the file will be sent to your BitTorrent client rather than being played. This application is particularly useful if you’re following a series of torrents based on the same subject which are released on a weekly or monthly basis. Just make sure you’ve got enough space on your hard drive as it’s easy to forget that while you’re working, it’s busy downloading content.