What is it? Basically it is PortableTor, but written the way it probably should have been done in the first place.
For a start - unlike what the entry in the database says, PortableTor is not stealth. It leaves the Tor Cache in the Application Data folder of the current user. Torvox redirects it to the folder Torvox is running from.
Torvox also includes rewriting of the default configs if they are deleted accidentally. And the directory structure is, in my opinion, cleaner.
Lastly - the Vidalia + Privoxy windows are hidden (but accessible from the system tray). So all you have to do is start Torvox and then configure your web browser to point its HTTP + HTTPS proxy to localhost, port 8118.
Future features hopefully involve:
- Retrying on a different port if a connection cannot be made on the default port of 6893
- Having a config file whereby you can control the settings of Torvox, including wether or not to clear the Tor cache when the program is exited
- Informing you of your Tor IP Address and its location in the world