This review is about the Torch Browser.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Torch Browser combines the awesomeness of powerful browsing with media downloading and sharing. Torch Browser offers the following unique features: Built-in Torrent Easy downloading with built-in torrent capabilities Torch browser makes it easy to use and manage your torrent download tasks directly from the browser without having to download additional software. With Torch browser’s built-in torrent features downloading files becomes easy and simple to do. Video Grabber Save videos in a click with an embedded video grabber. Torch browser lets you not only find videos and movies, but also easily save web videos from virtually any site you go to. Torch browser’s video grabber is integrated into the browser and supports a broad range of file types, so once you find a web video you want to save; you can easily grab and save it without having to use external programs, converters or extensions. Easy Sharing Being social is easy with Torch’s Share button Share the sites, videos, songs and search results with your friends on Facebook. Torch browser includes a built-in button to easily share on social networks the websites you like and the articles you find interesting. Download Accelerator Fire-up your media downloads with a built-in download accelerator. Speed up the download rate of your media files with a powerful download accelerator that is integrated into Torch browser. Powerful Browser Torch browser offers you superb browser experience with its strong and fast search capabilities. Being Chrome-based, Torch browser gives you broad, relevant and accurate search results in no time. Secure Browsing Special security features ensure that your browsing and media activities are safe and secure from viruses, malware, phishing and malicious websites. All In One Torch browser has built-in media features that enable you to search, download, play and share your media files directly from the browser.
What’s new in this version:
- New Torch Torrent interface – Newly designed, easy to use and super fast.
- New Torrent search field – Allows you to search all torrents available from one easy access point.
- New Buttons – Torch Torrent, Media Grabber and Share features have new buttons.
- Torch Torrent Streaming – Start playing your file in the new Torch Player even before it’s completely downloaded.
- Full compatibility with video sites and extensions.
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