When we want to download an ISO of a Linux distribution, we are offered several options. The most common are the direct download and the BitTorrent network option. If the project is small, the direct download is likely to take a long time compared to the torrent, so sometimes the latter is better than the former. There is a lot of software to download from this P2P network, but the usual question: what if we can't install software? Well, there are services for it, and one that I just discovered is called webtor.
webtor is somewhat reminiscent of BTorrent o instant.io, Also to Seedr.cc, but there are important differences. The last one sets limits if we don't pay a subscription, and the first two... well, I've ever seen that they try to do their job, but, to be honest, I don't know if it doesn't work for me because of my browser settings or they simply take too long, I get tired or whatever, but this is something that does not happen to me with webtor. simply because it works.
webtor works also on iPhone/iPad
What we see if we enter on the web is what we have in the header capture. we can paste a magnet link or open a .torrent file. Soon we will begin to see the action, and if it is a movie it allows us to view it without downloading it. In this case, it also offers subtitles, as long as they are available at OpenSubtitles.org. Although, if there are not, we can also upload them. If we decide to download the file, what we will see will be the download manager of our browser, as if we were downloading an ISO from the server of any distribution.
webtor is also available as an extension for Chromium-based browsers, although I haven't tried it because I don't see it necessary. If I have tried that works on iOS/iPadOS, the most restricted operating system I know of. If it can be used there, it can be used anywhere.
For Brave users, webtor doesn't make much sense as it includes a torrent client by default. Nor will it be a great discovery for those of us who can use Transmission, qBittorrent, etc, but it is for those who cannot launch that type of software. The only thing I can say is that I already have webtor in my favorites, and I hope it doesn't stop working or disappear like others.