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  • 1.0 stars

    "Was Good, Now a VIRUS"

    December 15, 2014  |   By kolakowskit

    Version: Torch Browser 36.0.0.8253

    Pros

    It allowed download of Youtube content and Torrents.

    Cons

    Beware the Torch Browser. It is now FULL BLOWN MALWARE

    Summary

    Pop ups ads and Torch Advertising now appear. Used Torch for over a year and loved it. NOW cannot u8n9install it.

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  • 1.0 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

    Summary



    Updated on Dec 29, 2014

    not talking and music, pure music please.

    also in the mobile version, i ddnt see a WIZ button for all singers, in mobile only one singer can be chosen.

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  • 3.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 2.0 stars

    "Somewhat sluggish, crashes a lot"

    October 6, 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 2.0 stars

    "Keeps crashing"

    June 6, 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 5.0 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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