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Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 92 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    53.0.0.11780
  • Total Downloads:
    960,243
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 18, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    69.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,648
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #38 in Web Browsers

Editors' Note: CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Bottom Line

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.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 53.0.0.11780
Version 53.0.0.11780 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Torch-Media
Publisher web site http://www.torch-media.com/
Release Date December 21, 2016
Date Added February 18, 2017
Version 53.0.0.11780
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 69.78MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 960,243
Downloads Last Week 3,648
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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