Torch (Web Browser)

Torch Browser is a freeware Chromium based web browser and Internet suite developed by Torch Media.
The browser handles commonInternet-related tasks such as displaying websites, sharing websites via social networks, downloading torrents, accelerating downloads and grabbing online media, all directly from the browser. Torch Browser is commercial freeware. Early versions of the browser have received mixed reviews, with some praising its interesting feature combination while others decrying its lack of add-on support (an issue which has been resolved in the newer version).

Torch is based on the Chromium source code. Torch’s most recent version uses Chromium version 25, making it compatible with all add-ons and extensions available in the Chrome store.

On June 18, 2013 Torch announced that it had surpassed 10 million active users.

 Unique features

The built-in BitTorrent client allows users to download torrent files. Users can directly share sites, videos, audio and search results with their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Starting with version, Torch includes drag and drop functionality which allows users to search and share using one click by dragging items onto predefined areas of the screen.

On June 18, 2013 Torch announced a major release for Mac and Windows which included an integrated download accelerator which increases download speed up to 3X compared to other browsers. The same release also introduced Torch Music, a free social music discovery service that organizes music videos available on YouTube in a user-friendly interface. Users can easily find and stream music videos, create playlists, and follow their Facebook friends’ musical choices. Torch Music is integrated directly into Torch Browser, which includes an embedded controller to control music from any browser tab.

On July 1, 2013 Torch version was released. The release included the ability to download Instagram and Vine videos in a single click. Torch’s ability to download Instagram videos was featured on CNET’s Tekzilla Daily.

On August 29, 2013 Torch version was released. This release included a new feature called “Torch FaceLift” which enables Torch users to customize their Facebook experience by changing colors, fonts, and adding a background image. These customizations are only visible to the person using Torch. In addition, the built-in free Torch Music service introduced a mobile version.

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