Torch Browser

Torch Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 85 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    36.0.0.8253
  • Total Downloads:
    615,179
  • Date Added:
    November 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    2.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,571
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"music only no talking plz (in torch music)"

November 23, 2014

 |  Version: Torch Browser 36.0.0.8253

Pros

music only no talking plz

Cons

music only no talking plz

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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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2 stars

"Good only for downloading Youtube Videos"

October 17, 2014  |  By Ekns

 |  Version: Torch Browser 36.0.0.8010

Pros

Easy video downloading
Accelerated downloading

Cons

Crashes a lot
Downloading huge file (2-3 GB) is troublesome on torch since it crashes a lot
Sometimes 100% downloaded is displayed but the download is not finished yet
Not as smooth as Chrome's latest version

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2 stars

"Somewhat sluggish, crashes a lot"

October 06, 2014  |  By BlogZilla

 |  Version: Torch Browser 33.0.0.7805

Pros

The biggest advantage is one touch click on entertainment functions such as music and games

Cons

It is somewhat sluggish and crashes a lot, whereas FireFox is light speed fast and easier to navigate with its overall better menu placement and functions

Summary

It's just Google Chrome with a different name and an easy video download button, and slightly better functionality options

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4 stars

"Love it so far! For the most part?"

September 20, 2014  |  By ThePretenderX

 |  Version: Torch Browser 33.0.0.7723

Pros

It's a really fast browser,with good media and torrent downloaders, the Torch music and game sites are pretty cool to, and you can also add your own library to the site, but there is also a huge library of music to choose from. I also like the photos on the home page. Wish more browser's were more multi and social media minded like this. Really don't know what Cnet is complaining about?

Cons

Not as secure as Firefox, but who is? Really don't like Ask.com search engine, and the browser doesn't seem to give you any other choice, otherwise I would give 5 stars.

Summary

I recommend, play on Torch, but do your business on Firefox.

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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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2 stars

"Keeps crashing"

June 06, 2014  |  By Teenl958

 |  Version: Torch Browser 33.0.0.6969

Pros

Easy to download

Cons

Although its very easy to download, it is actually very slow to use.
I downloaded it today 6th June 2014 within 3 hours of downloading it crashed 4 times.
Music didn't work,
Games didn't work

Summary

Not secure, very slow to launch and keeps crashing. Nothing seemed to work. I have to say I don't like Google but Torch as far as I'm concerned is worse.

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2 stars

"Great browser set but so very unsecure."

March 17, 2014  |  By THE TRUTH TELLER

 |  Version: Torch Browser 29.0.0.6090

Pros

LOT'S OF GOODIES MAKE THIS BROWSER SEEM DO SWEET.

Cons

This browser is so unsecure. do not and i mean do not torrent with this thing. you've been warned!

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5 stars

"Does everything Chrome does and more"

January 19, 2014  |  By Mikeyzxcvbn

 |  Version: Torch Browser 29.0.0.5530

Pros

I installed and from the first time I ran it all my bookmarks and settings from Chrome are there! Even the cookies are there! I can download videos and torrents simply by clicking on them. I have Roboform lite installed as an extension to manage all my passwords. I tried a few apps, they run the same as in Chrome.

Cons

None yet...

Summary

I have not used the torrent engine enough to know if the old bugs are still there. But it's nice to make one click and it downloads in background.
Does everything Chrome does, I don't need Chrome anymore.

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5 stars

"Excellent Excellent"

January 16, 2014  |  By jal9904

 |  Version: Torch Browser 29.0.0.5530

Pros

Awesime features, more than chrome, so if your used to chrome this is based off of it.

Cons

Trying to think, not really any!

Summary

Simalar to chrome, but with excellent new features.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 36.0.0.8253
  • Torch Torrent Streaming - Start playing your file in the new Torch Player even before it is completely downloaded
  • Torch now uses a new Chromium engine
  • Torch Games - here you can play hundreds of online games
  • Torch Audio Extractor feature - added to Media Grabber
  • Torch Music Control Bubble
  • Integrated settings for the Drag and Drop feature
  • Full compatibility with video sites and extensions
  • Download accelerator
  • Hola for Torch - Forget VPNs. Access sites blocked in your country for Free.
  • NEW Torch FaceLift - Design your own Facebook skin.
  • Performance improvements and torrent bug fixes
General
Publisher Torch-Media
Publisher web site http://www.torch-media.com/
Release Date November 17, 2014
Date Added November 17, 2014
Version 36.0.0.8253
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.29MB
File Name TorchSetup-r0-n-bu.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 615,179
Downloads Last Week 7,571
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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