Bitcoin Clients

Bitcoin-Qt
Bitcoin-Qt
Electrum
Electrum
Multibit
Multibit
Armory
Armory
StrongCoin.com
StrongCoin








Bitcoin-Qt is the standard Bitcoin client. It offers the greatest security, but it needs a lot of data (currently about 15 GB) that has to be downloaded and stored. Also, the CPU usage is at Bitcoin-Qt greatest, since many data are processed. Bitcoin-Qt runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Electrum saves the resources of the computer. There are remote servers that take the most complicated part of the tasks. Electrum is easy and fast, but does not provide the level of security as the default client Bitcoin-Qt. Electrum can be downloaded for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android.

Multibit is another Bitcoin client, which is characterized by simple operation and high speed. There are several language packs available. There are Multibit versions available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Armory is a kind of add-on package for Bitcoin-Qt. It provides more options and applications, including data backup and encryption tools.

In addition to the clients, there are also the so-called online wallets you can use for a virtual currency like Bitcoin. For example, there is StrongCoin. Here, no own Bitcoin client is needed, your data can be accessed anytime online.