So, here's a few tips on how to use Torch better:
1) Use Pins
Pin's are a way to mark an event or task as something special for you. When you pin something, you are only pinning it for yourself (though other users can pin the same item).
I use them to mark tasks that are my responsibility. Then on the dashboard I can toggle between uncompleted items and uncompleted items that I need to do.
2) Categorize Everything
Messages, events and Google Docs can all be placed in categories. They can also be created without a category, but try to place every item in a category. This may seem pointless early on, but it is immensely useful once the project is of any size and you are trying to find something.
For instance. If I'm trying to find a bit of text, I can search for it limiting to just search a particular category (by typing something like "search phrase category: category name"). This will produce a much shorter search result.
3) Archive Old Projects
By archiving old projects, you not only get them out of the way, but you lower their priority. So when you CC or forward e-mail into Torch it assigns it to an active project. This is particularly important if you have multiple projects with the same name or multiple projects with the same external users.