Torch Browser includes media downloading, torrents, and social media and sharing. The all-in-one approach has advantages and disadvantages. Chief among advantages is browser integration, which is also the chief disadvantage if you don't use a particular feature or prefer another tool.
Chromium plus: Torch Browser has Google's speedy, reliable, and customizable Chromium engine under the hood.
Torrents, media, and more: Clicking the Torrents button on Torch's toolbar opened an easy-to-use downloader. The Media Grabber button became active on pages with content we could download.
Single-click downloads: Torch also grabs YouTube videos and other online content with a single click -- no more right-click, copy URL, open downloader, paste URL, and so on.
Unwanted extras: Torch installed several extensions and toolbar extras like Torch Music, Games, and Shopping that we didn't necessarily want. An Ask toolbar is mandatory during installation, though you can remove it later.
Typos: Mistakes happen, but misspelling your name on your front door doesn't inspire confidence.
Stability issues: Torch took several attempts to download and install. After setup, opening the Torrent and Music tools crashed the browser several times.
When it comes to personalizing browsers, we prefer do-it-yourself over Torch Browser's all-in-one approach. Heavy torrent and media downloaders who don't have strong opinions about browser extras should check out Torch, though.
Torch Browser combines the awesomeness of powerful browsing with media downloading and sharing. Torch Browser offers the following unique features: Built-in Torrent Easy downloading with built-in torrent capabilities Torch browser makes it easy to use and manage your torrent download tasks directly from the browser without having to download additional software. With Torch browser's built-in torrent features downloading files becomes easy and simple to do. Video Grabber Save videos in a click with an embedded video grabber. Torch browser lets you not only find videos and movies, but also easily save web videos from virtually any site you go to. Torch browser's video grabber is integrated into the browser and supports a broad range of file types, so once you find a web video you want to save; you can easily grab and save it without having to use external programs, converters or extensions. Easy Sharing Being social is easy with Torch's Share button Share the sites, videos, songs and search results with your friends on Facebook. Torch browser includes a built-in button to easily share on social networks the websites you like and the articles you find interesting. Download Accelerator Fire-up your media downloads with a built-in download accelerator. Speed up the download rate of your media files with a powerful download accelerator that is integrated into Torch browser. Powerful Browser Torch browser offers you superb browser experience with its strong and fast search capabilities. Being Chrome-based, Torch browser gives you broad, relevant and accurate search results in no time. Secure Browsing Special security features ensure that your browsing and media activities are safe and secure from viruses, malware, phishing and malicious websites. All In One Torch browser has built-in media features that enable you to search, download, play and share your media files directly from the browser.
January 05, 2018
Version: Torch Browser 220.127.116.1180
1 - It's a honest browser: Since the very first use, it shows you the kind of invasive built-in adware you just downloaded
2 - The invasive ads don't come up always, and that's very thrilling since you never know when will it happen
Full of invasive ads: http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-torch-browser/
That's what I found after freaking out with the tabs that it opens when I try to log in my Gmail account
Very sad surprise finding out that Download.com had not included this point on their editor's review, and this has completely changed my view of Cnet despite I`ve been using it often since 1999
Right after the installation, the first thing I do is typing www.gmail.com to log in my account, but when I fill in name and password, not only I do not enter, but also a new tab is opened with giant letters: YOUR PC CONTAINS VIRUS Click here to fix the problems. I think "What the hell did I type??" I close that tab, check the spelling, check if I had open any other tab I did not see... Everthing looks ok... "Probably I typed wrong and there is a fake similar domain". So I close the browser, open it again, delete all the temporary files and cookies, and type again: www.gmail.com . This time the new tab tells me what to do If I have problems with my hair. Ok I'm sure this wasnt my fault... I check the tab where I had tried to login for the second time, and session is not even logged... The only thing this creepy browser did for 2 times when I clicked on the "Next" button was opening fraudulent websites on new tabs.
The third time tried to login Gmail after closing the browser again, I did log into my account... So, to be honest, I must say that not everything is bad. The 4th time did also work, but the 5th time another ad came up.
I have uninstalled it anyway
December 31, 2017
Version: Torch Browser 18.104.22.16880
Fun to set up, accepts bookmarks from various web browsers. Change font, and color and back ground. It seems to be fast, a lot faster then Opera and doesn't seem to crash like FireFox does on my machine.
Different color of apps at the end of the address bar, hard to read in high bright light.
I like the browser, does not seem to have the problems other browsers in it's class has.