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Download of the day: Torch Web Browser

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Getting Better

Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge are all fine browsers, but to get the most out of them you have to spend time tracking down and installing extenesions to add extra features. Chrome-based Torch Web Browser helps you avoid that hassle with a set of great preinstalled plugins that are ready to use immediately.

Why you need it

As you'd expect from its origins, Torch Web Browser looks and acts much like Google Chrome, but it brings to the table a range of add-ons that allow you to grab media from a webpage, enjoy a Spotify-like listening experience, play games and even download the latest torrents without so much as a visit to the Google Play Store.

You can access the Torch Music app at any time from the dedicated icon alongside the address bar. The browser can rip tracks straight from YouTube and then organise them into playlists according to artist, album or compilation. Torch Web Browser also lists suggestions, trending songs, and personalized playlists. In fact, it's so good, you might consider cancelling your Spotify subscription.

You can initiate torrents directly inside the browser window by using the icon to the right of the address bar, negating the need for a separate torrent client. There's even an in-browser searching facility for torrents that appears when the program is turned on.

All this is topped off with a great selection of games, which can be sorted by type, popularity or date, and a fully customizable homepage.

Torch is an excellent alternative to the big-name browsers, and its built-in media player and downloader make it a great choice for anyone with a penchant for movies and TV. Give it a try and see what a difference it makes to your everyday browsing.

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