When comparing Torch Browser vs Folx, the Slant community recommends Folx for most people. In the question“What are the best Torrent clients?” Folx is ranked 7th while Torch Browser is ranked 23rd.
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Pro Enables streaming media while it's downloading
Torch supports sequential downloading that allows users to download files in sequential order. That means that media such as video or audio can be streamed a the same way it can be with any other streaming service.
Pro Combines a social media obsessed web browser with a BitTorrent client
Torch is a Chromium-based web browser designed for heavy consumers of social media. It includes a features such as a media grabber that is capable of downloading videos from video sharing sites such as YouTube or Vimeo, a built-in player that's capable of streaming media while it's still downloading and of course a download manager that's capable of handling torrents. And since it has the same backbone as Google's Chrome, Opera, Safari or Vivaldi browsers it safe to say that it's reliable and fast. It's also compatible with all Chrome add-ons.
Pro Built-in search
Built-in search engine allows finding torrents to download right from withing the torrent client.
Pro Remember login and password for websites
Pro Speed control
You can set up speed control in different ways.
Pro Allows torrent search
PRO version of Folx enables torrent search directly from the application.
Pro FALSE: Download from YouTube
This is false
Pro Splitting of downloads in up to 20 threads
Download can be split into up to 20 separate simultaneous downloads - threads. When the server supports multiple connections this can greatly improve download speed.
Pro Scheduling of downloads
You can choose the time for starting the download.
Pro False: Download from YouTube
This is false.
Con More memory usage since there is a browser running with it
Con Unknown underlying technology
It is unclear what BitTorrent protocol features or extensions are supported by the browser.
The development of Torch Browser is supported by ads placed within the browser.
Con Customer support is terrible. Do not send them money.
Customer support refuses to be helpful. DRM must phone home and support blames you when their website goes down.
Con Does not quickly close after download completes
It takes 24 seconds before folx will close when a download has completed, and this window pops up and grabs focus interupting whatever it is you're doing. Very intrusive.
Con Sometimes it doesn't complete the schedule
Con Sometimes downloads start automatically
Con Difficult to uninstall browser addons
You will need to uninstall the addon and then clear the browser's cache. With Safari you will need to enable the developer menu before you can do this.
Can't download anything without upgrading to Pro paid version.