Torch Browser

Torch Browser

Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 80 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
23.0.0.2585
File Size:
2.29MB
Date Added:
March 11, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
541,598
Downloads Last Week:
4,660
Product ranking:
#9 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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Editors' review

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

    out of 80 votes

    • 5 star: 48
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 14
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 7 votes

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

    "Surprisingly Awesome"

    June 15, 2014   |   By IronRat666

    Version: Torch Browser 33.0.0.7027

    Pros

    The Torch Music application is phenomenal. It has a mass list of entire albums that play very quickly and the entire song. It is rather unbelievable and it is completely free. I am extremely impressed with this.

    The torrent program operates well. It is pretty much the same as UTorrent from what I can see, which is not a bad thing. It is also of course, built in to the browser, making it very convenient.

    I have not messed with the games but there are a lot of options there and I presume it is just like any other free flash based games site.

    It is a very simple process to drag and drop images onto the side of the page, and I would assume it is just as easy for video or audio files. Doing this allows you to share it on whatever social media site you see fit.

    I also noticed a cool little addition that allows you to customize your facebook page quickly and easily and even share your customization with your friends if you wish to show off your changes.

    Cons

    I did experience a crash one time about 3-4 minutes after the installation. I did not experience any add-ons. It did attempt to become my default browser and default torrent, but this is to be expected and I simply had to deselect the checkbox to prevent it from happening. I may go ahead and make it the default at this point, however.

    I did experience a bit of slow speed rate for a brief period, but nothing that I have not experienced in Google Chrome as well.

    Summary

    Overall, this browser seems to be exactly what it advertises itself to be and with very minimal flaws.
    I have seen minimal complications with the functionality and it has a plethora of cool features.
    If you are an avid user of social media or music sites or downloading, from what I can see, this is the browser you want to be using.

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