Torch Browser is a Chromium-based web browser that includes common features for ensuring a pleasant browsing experience plus some powerful Internet tools for helping you share websites via social networks, grab torrents, accelerate downloads, as well as download online media to your computer.
Since it’s based on Chrome, it comes as no surprise that the layout is quite familiar to most of the users. You can access the Hamburger button for controlling the features related to web browsing as well as configure the settings.
Torch Browser comes bundled with unique features and adds some additional buttons to the streamlined interface for helping you share links with your friends, listen to your favorite tracks with Torch music, and save streaming files (audio and video).
Plus, you can download torrents, as well as make use of drag-and-drop operations for dragging items to the left to share (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) and right to perform search operations (YouTube, Wikipedia).
At the bottom part of the screen, you can check out a list with recently closed websites, explore various applications, games, music, and torrents, as well as create a list with your favorite websites and have them displayed with the aid of thumbnails.
What’s more, you can make the app show or hide the date and clock, dock the bottom panel, and customize the background image by selecting from several preset options or uploading a custom photo from the computer.
Working with the torrent downloader
The built-in torrent downloader comes with extra functions that help you play files while downloading them, enable notifications when a torrent is ready for streaming or complete, stop seeding at a certain ratio percentage, set the default upload and download speed, specify the maximum number of connections, enter the maximum number of active torrents (upload and download) and downloads, as well as configure port settings.
Additionally, you may view statistics, start or pause the current task, and check out info about files (e.g. total size, hash, comment), peers, trackers, and activity.
Media grabber and social music discovery service
The Media Grabber feature enables you to download videos or grab the video and extract the audio stream, while the Torch Music service allows you to watch videos on YouTube, create playlists, and share clips on different online social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter).
Personalize Facebook and view banned videos in your country
A special function included in the package (Torch FaceLift) allows you to customize your Facebook experience by changing colors, setting a background picture, and modifying fonts, and the changes are visible only to your Facebook friends who use Torch Browser. Hola for Torch enables you to bypass geographical restrictions and get access to various webpages that are censored in your country.
Apart from the aforementioned Internet suite of utilities which is not usually comprised in similar applications, Torch Browser has to offer a rich set of features when it comes to browsing on the Internet.
You may check out your browsing history, create bookmarks, use the private mode for navigating on the Internet without leaving any traces behind, install third-party extensions, manage search engines, clear browsing data (e.g. history, download history, cached images and files, passwords), enable the Torch Download Accelerator when grabbing files, as well as display search and share tiles when dragging items.
An overall interesting mix of web browsing capabilities and Internet tools
All in all, Torch Browser is worthy of all your attention as it bundles the same features integrated in Chrome along with some unique parameters for downloading audio and video files, discovering music, grabbing torrents, and sharing data.