Torch Browser

Torch Browser

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 88 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    39.0.0.9037
  • Total Downloads:
    781,836
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 27, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,076
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #6 in Web Browsers

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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4 stars

"overall, it is one of the better browsers ive used"

May 07, 2015

 |  Version: Torch Browser 39.0.0.9037

Pros

Torrent: the torrent is fast, easy to use, and one of the few that can play audio and video while the torrent is downloading.

the rest im sure you already covered, although you are not forced to install ask, merely asked to install ask.

Cons

ive yet to encounter any cons, although i admit them asking to install favorite website shortcuts on your desktop is annoying

Summary

overall, out of the fifteen browsers ive tried, i prefer torch over most of them, including google chrome. if you are a tech savvy person, id recommend avant ultimate or maxathon, but if you just want a fast, stable browser that is good for general usage, go with torch

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5 stars

"Great quality, just a few bugs"

March 18, 2015

 |  Version: Torch Browser 39.0.0.9037

Pros

I really love this browser. Since I'm a gamer, the Torch torrent option made everything a lot easier. When I watch videos on YouTube, it never bugs, everything goes smooth. Downloads are also very quick and it's really easy to use Torch. Applications work very fast and it loads webpages quickly, which I prefer, because my laptop is not a new one, so Torch makes surfing quicker.

Cons

Like I said, it only has a few bugs. One of them is (it's very similar to Chrome's issues), when I sometimes close the Torch browser's window and try to re-open it, it won't open. I thought it was a problem with my Antivirus, but it wasn't so I had to reinstall Torch. Another con is when I try to load some quizzes or, the best example, BoredPanda's posts, my Shockwave Player crashes. I have never had problems like that on Chrome nor Safari.

Summary

Overall, I am very satisfied.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 39.0.0.9037
Version 39.0.0.9037 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Torch-Media
Publisher web site http://www.torch-media.com/
Release Date February 27, 2015
Date Added February 27, 2015
Version 39.0.0.9037
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.26MB
File Name TorchSetup-r8-n-bu.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 781,836
Downloads Last Week 6,076
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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