Torch Browser

Torch Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 85 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    23.0.0.2585
  • Total Downloads:
    604,373
  • Date Added:
    March 11, 2013
  • File Size:
    2.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,617
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Seriously, the best browser that I've encountered!"

April 18, 2013  |  By chubbychadz

 |  Version: Torch Browser 23.0.0.2585

Pros

It's ******* great, it's got high speeds and it doesn't crash as much as IE or opera.
I also especially like the media downloader, it works about 90% of the times, which is awesome, cuz I use it on a lot of video and audio files.

Cons

The sharing feature doesn't work every time I try it, but I don't try it often, so screw that.

Summary

I'm thrilled when I'm using torch browser, it's better than other crappy browsers, it actually works, and it does it well.

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4 stars

"Good potential"

April 11, 2013  |  By mikezxcvbn

 |  Version: Torch Browser 23.0.0.2585

Pros

This browser is the only program I have found capable of downloading vids and pics from certain sites.
The torrent is faster than uTorrent! With torch my torrents download up to 2.1 mB/s, with uTorrent the fastest speed I've seen was 1.2 mB/s.

Cons

Browser: Roboform does not work with it. No built in password manager. So I still use Chrome for anything with a password.
Torrent: Cannot choose which files from a torrent to download. So I still have uTorrent to get specific episodes from a season.
Occasionally crashes. (about once a week).

Summary

Torch would be my only browser if they fix the three cons noted above. Torrent download folder can be chosen under settings.
I have used Torch for about three months now.

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1 stars

"Horrible...omg horrible"

April 07, 2013  |  By psychfan10

 |  Version: Torch Browser 23.0.0.2585

Pros

Looks like Chrome and acts like Chrome

Cons

When torrenting, at first it was great...then after awhile, my files would not download quickly. I found that using Chrome WITHOUT Torch was much better; also, I preferred using uTorrent or BitComet much more to my liking for torrents.

Summary

I've ditched Torch...great in the beginning but a severe let down in the end. Don't use this for torrenting or browsing. :/

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1 stars

"Torch's flame should be extinguished!"

April 01, 2013  |  By rockandem2

 |  Version: Torch Browser 23.0.0.2585

Pros

Good Layout(s)

Cons

Massive Resource Usage

Summary

It works Great AT FIRST, then the longer you're online(in any single session) the higher your resource usage goes until.....you're forced to Ctrl+Alt+Del.

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5 stars

"A great piece of technology"

March 28, 2013  |  By MrAndyKorn

 |  Version: Torch Browser 23.0.0.2585

Pros

It's very fast, just like any other chrome browser. I like the fact that I don't need to install anything- it's all just there. Since I torrent a lot, the built-in client is absolutely great for me!

Cons

@qualitycoffee - I had the same problem. I contacted their support team and they said that something probably went wrong in the installation process. They told me to try and un-install the whole program and than re-install it. If this won't work, try contacting them like I did.
Other than that, I haven't had any issues with Torch up til now, but I'll keep you guys posted.

Summary

Torch browser is very enjoyable and I use it all the time for mainly torrenting. New plugins are added with every version that's being released and it's great to discover them from time to time.

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1 stars

"Very Bad, rather use the real chrome"

March 23, 2013  |  By krosafcheg

 |  Version: Torch Browser 23.0.0.2585

Pros

Looks like Google Chrome

Cons

1) Very laggy
2) Lots of bugs (especially in torrent client)
3) There is no "stop" button for the torrents
4) Torrents sometimes automatically delete themselves
5) Web store apps lag
6) My twitter and facebook got hacked exactly 23min after signing into torch with them
THE LIST REALLY GOES ON

Summary

I highly suggest getting the real Chrome and BitTorrent because this program is NOT reliable, trust me.

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4 stars

"Definitely worth a try"

March 17, 2013  |  By qualitycoffee

 |  Version: Torch Browser 23.0.0.2585

Pros

For me, the torrent tab.
I also like how it allows me to open previously closed tabs, whereas with maxthon it keeps them in a list, which can be easily lost should i accidentally hit the red cross in the corner.
um um ummmmmmmmm, other pros would be that its a basic setup, without all the toolbars and crap that internet explorer constantly somehow installs without your consent.

Cons

Unsure how to add the file menu????? have searched everywhere in settings????
Have not been able to open my torch torrent tab since i downloaded (it worked the once and that is all). essentially i cannot keep a track of what is being downloaded and seeded, the only way i can find out if something is successfully downloaded, is of course, once it lands in my downloads folder.
the error i get is:

404: Not Found

C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Torch\Plugins\Torrent\web/index.html (No such file or directory)

a bit annoying, but as it is free compared to vuse, i'm happy with that :)

Summary

would recommend. but would still keep maxthon as my main browser. can't go past it. this is simplistic, but i don't even know how to add the file menu!! i use this simply as a torrent downloader.
essentially though, i prefer maxthon as a browser.
and vuze as a torrent client.
but maxthon has no torrent client.
and vuze obviously costs dinero.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 23.0.0.2585
Version 23.0.0.2585 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Torch-Media
Publisher web site http://www.torch-media.com/
Release Date March 04, 2013
Date Added March 11, 2013
Version 23.0.0.2585
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.29MB
File Name TorchSetup-r0-n-bu.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 604,373
Downloads Last Week 7,617
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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