Torch Browser

Torch Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 84 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    25.0.0.3831
  • Total Downloads:
    572,793
  • Date Added:
    July 23, 2013
  • File Size:
    2.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,278
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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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3 stars

"I've seen better, but I've seen worse"

October 20, 2014  |  By celtmaiden

 |  Version: Torch Browser 36.0.0.8117

Pros

Media Player/Torrent built in. Imports bookmarks and settings from other browsers easily. Tabs, form fill, password fill, spell check. All pretty nice and honestly, a much needed set of tools these days. VERY similar to Chrome, actually I believe it is based on/around the Chrome Browser.

Cons

Freezes. Lags. Freezes. Lags more. Did I mention it freezes? And EVERY time I start or restart my computer, a pop up tells me that Torch crashed, even after I have gone through all correct shut down processes and manually closed all browsers. Personally, I don't have time for a browser that operates on dial-up speed. Even after selecting the "Advanced" install, you still end up with unwanted programs and desktop icons..

Summary

Chrome Based with many extensions/addons. Far from reliable. Slow. VERY slow. Installs garbage programs even after you have told it NOT to.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 25.0.0.3831
Version 25.0.0.3831 includes built-in button for Torch music portal, integrated settings for the drag and drop feature, download accelerator, performance improvements, and torrent bug fixes.
General
Publisher Torch-Media
Publisher web site http://www.torch-media.com/
Release Date July 23, 2013
Date Added July 23, 2013
Version 25.0.0.3831
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.29MB
File Name TorchSetup-r0-n-bu.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 572,793
Downloads Last Week 6,278
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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