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Torch Browser

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An all-in-one Web browser is nothing to sneeze at, but Torch Browser isn't going to pry you away from Chrome or Firefox. While it has options that make sharing and social media a breeze, Torch Browser just isn't unique enough to win people's hearts. It lags in performance and its major features aren't worth making the switch.

Torch Browser tries to carve out its niche by being an all-in-one Web browser. This means it can be a media player, a torrent downloader, and a place to combine all of your social networks. However, it doesn't do any of those things well enough to replace what you currently use. Once you get over the novelty, it becomes obvious that Torch Browser isn't that powerful as a Web portal. It's noticeably slower than other browsers and it doesn't have the same sort of add-on support. The layout is just a rip-off of the open-canvas setup of other, more popular browsers. None of this is to say that using it is all a bad experience. Torch Browser still runs circles around Internet Explorer and would be a major upgrade there.

While not a threat to Firefox or Chrome, Torch Browser is easy enough to use and might just impress Internet Explorer users. Heavy downloaders might enjoy the torrent downloader and media player that come with it, too.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.0 stars

    out of 78 votes

    • 5 star: 47
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 14
  • Current version:

    3.7 stars

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 1.0 stars

    "ScamWare AdWare ? .. Call it what you like,"

    January 8, 2013  |   By humpty

    Version: Torch Browser 2.0.0.1614

    Pros

    Based on chromium, is fast but needs good hardware.

    Cons

    Got hundreds of unwanted emails after a week. What a scam.
    Also loads of warnings from my firewall. Couldn't wait to get rid of it.

    Summary

    Download ? Don't do it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good stuff"

    December 19, 2012  |   By Michael_Walker667

    Version: Torch Browser 2.0.0.1614

    Pros

    I'm happy with the fact that it's very similar to Chrome and just as fast. I use it a lot for downloading torrents and I also like the media button for songs and videos.

    Cons

    The extensions aren't working but customer support said that they are aware of the issue and working on it.

    Summary

    It's a very good browser that integrates media and browsing. It offers handy shortcuts for users who want to download different types of media.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No Match for Firefox or Chromium"

    December 17, 2012  |   By RamendraST

    Version: Torch Browser 2.0.0.1614

    Pros

    -Only Good Feature Torrent downloading but we have better 'bitorrent' for this.

    Cons

    -Poor Perfomance.

    -Again the same problem, do not have a good uninstaller.

    Whether a 5 star review or 4 star, the users review for this browser is not convinent as some of them gave review only for one or product like imesh etc.

    Summary

    But as I say Try first for yourself and then believe on others.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very nice."

    November 26, 2012  |   By tbalkwill

    Version: Torch Browser 2.0.0.1614

    Pros

    1- I use the media grabber quite a lot and I'm really pleased.
    2- It doesn't slow down my computer and I keep it open for hours and everything works just fine.

    Cons

    I don't make too much use in the sharing option, but it's nice to have.

    Summary

    It's usability is very high, the interface is simple and it's clean from viruses. I like it a lot.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent performances, 100% safe."

    November 25, 2012  |   By Mcgrath95

    Version: Torch Browser 2.0.0.1614

    Pros

    - It works really good
    - Downloading is super fast
    - I can also share on twitter now! (once it was only possible on FB)

    Cons

    - I have a problem sharing on FB sometimes (it doesn't recognize my account)

    Summary

    I'm very happy with this browser, it's much better than FF or IE, in my opinion. I use either torch or chrome. 10x!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It's fun and light"

    November 25, 2012  |   By Emil84A

    Version: Torch Browser 2.0.0.1614

    Pros

    It's a powerful browser with cool built-ins. I use the torrent client a lot.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, not all of google chrome extensions work on torch. From what I understood, this should be fixed sometime soon.

    Summary

    The built-ins are superb and the browser itself is very light on my computer. On top of all, It's a lot of fun to use :)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "couldn't download"

    November 24, 2012  |   By teddajack

    Version: Torch Browser 2.0.0.1614

    Pros

    none couldn't download

    Cons

    The program download exe just kept dowloading files but no program it was downloading for 10 minutes with no way of stopping it, in the end had to disconnect internet so have no idea if good or not

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Torch Brower, expect its betterment through!"

    November 24, 2012  |   By samure

    Version: Torch Browser 2.0.0.1614

    Pros

    No treat from virus. Malware, Trojan, Adware and other malicious viruses
    Easy downloading
    Free of cost
    No huge space consumption
    Easier Set up process

    Cons

    Slows down speed
    At time updates are not regular

    Summary

    More or less, I love this browser and its applications. But, I am optimistic that its updates would not be that much expensive in future. I am sure that its developers would update and put alert for it very soon.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "High performance browser with several options"

    November 23, 2012  |   By marryreon

    Version: Torch Browser 2.0.0.1614

    Pros

    You enjoy easy downloading by the way of built-in torrent.
    The video grabber helps you to save the videos very easily.
    The share button helps in being social.
    The download accelerator ensures quick downloading.

    Cons

    At times looks somewhat a little complicated.

    Summary

    Torch browser is a remarkable choice in front of you. This all in one tool is simply fabulous for media and browsing activities. You can search, play, download, and share the media files from browser directly. It is simply an excellent choice.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Syncs seamlessly with Chrome"

    November 21, 2012  |   By GoingSouth

    Version: Torch Browser 2.0.0.1614

    Pros

    Fast browser (like Chrome) but some great extra features

    Cons

    The torrent button will bring the copyright police to your inbox

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