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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very good, but needs improvements to replace Chrome."

    December 30, 2012  |   By wyliekat

    Pros

    Just tried this today. The video grabber is fantastic. When using Realplayer with Chrome, anytime either one updates, you need to go into Chrome's code, and fix it so the right code is being used for Realplayer to work. The video grabber works in seconds. No more need for Realplayer. Was able to transfer over most passwords and preferences, without much of a hitch. I can still save pages, as I like to keep a digital library of what i'm reading for future reference. It's fast, and easy to use, so far.

    Cons

    Extensions. Where are they? Can't use ad blocker or last pass. In a day and age of customization's, Torch is seriously lacking in this dept.

    Summary

    So far, better then IE, Opera, Safari and Firefox. They all have their own glitches that annoy me. Either they are slow, don't allows me to download videos or save pages, or something else. I normally use Chrome, and as this is Chrome based with some improvements, I'm happy so far. The P2P is interesting, but not likely to replace UTorrent as my favorite downloader. The Share button doesn't seem to be useful enough, so far. Interesting though. But the lack of extensions and customization's may lead me to go back to Chrome.

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  • Reply by wyliekat on January 8, 2013

    Update: As I said before, I love the video grabber. But I had to delete it, because it would get to "glitchy" with graphic intense functions, like online games. Norton would give me frequent warnings that it was using too much memory. I had no need for the torrent downloads, or the share button. Too bad. I have to drop this down to three stars from four.

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