Do you dream of a unified application that can run and do anything? Is your time precious? Are you too lazy to switch applications? If your answer is "Yes" to any question then you're definitely not like me. Nevertheless, there might be something that might interest you. Since consolidation is the name of the game these days, why not explore the possibilities of having most media applications combined into one? Browser, video player, audio player, barbarian, torrent downloader, general, king! ...Oh, sorry. I got carried away.
A different way of accessing Internet media
Alright then. Torch is a Chromium based browser. That means it's extremely similar to Chrome. Not only that, but once you install it, it will import all the data from Chrome, including bookmarks and Google account. So if you've been using Chrome so far, then you'll feel right at home.
The home page contains fancy versions of bookmarks and recent pages. Furthermore it has a beautiful selection of background images. Now, beyond that, Torch contains some pretty impressive features.
Torch Music is a an online music player and library. Given the fact that musical pieces are played off YouTube, You will find a very intuitive and comfortable way to add favorites and compose play lists.Not only that, but you can browse through existing play lists in a very visual fashion and play or add them to your personal play list. This involves creating an account.
Speaking of YouTube, Torch also has a little tool called Download Media, It is a small blue button that light up whenever you're viewing a page that contains a video. Clicking on it will begin downloading it as an mp4 video file. Along that it will also download the audio file as an AAC file (something smaller than the mp3 that Sony developed years ago. I still have a CD player that can read Atrac). Either way, you get a video file and an audio file with just a click of a button. How's that for convenience?
Another nifty addition is TorchTorrent. Which is an embedded BitTorrent client. It manages your torrents just as well. Just don't mistake it for a torrent site. You still need to find other sources for your questionable software downloads. The interface is very well designed and quite pleasant to look at.
- TorchTorrent - BitTorrent manager and downloader
- Torch Music - Explore the musical landscape in a new way
- Media downloader - No need to install third party internet video downloaders
- Torch Games - browser game portal
- Torch Player - streaming player for torrent video and audio files
- Facebook skins - customize colours and appearance of your Facebook page.
- The power of Chromium in a new package
- I can't find anything Torch-specific wrong with it.
Torch uses internet media resources by incorporating them into its own features. A smart move. The browser looks good, moves fast and is as stable as Chrome can be. Wholeheartedly recommended.