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Brave Search

The user-first and privacy-focused search engine that uses its own index making it an independent search engine.

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Avg rating of 4.1 (9)| 10 comments
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Introducing Brave Search beta
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Brave Search Features

  1.  Privacy focusedBrave Search is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  2.  No TrackingBrave Search will not track you or use your personal data.
  3.  Dark ModeBrave Search supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.

Brave Search information

  • Developed byBrave Software
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.1
  • Alternatives80 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese

Our users have written 10 comments and reviews about Brave Search, and it has gotten 36 likes

Brave Search was added to AlternativeTo by architsastam on and this page was last updated .

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Sandro_Linux
  
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Brave search is a good privacy focused alternative to Google and Bing. It has some features that DuckDuckGo doesn't, such as "People also search for" boxes and "find elsewhere" which allows you to look up a query on another search engine if you don't find the results you are looking for in brave search. However I don't really like Brave as a company because of their privacy scandals

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mativiters
  
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Now supports bangs! DuckDuckGo has started censoring "propaganda". This, combined with DDG's (increasing) dependence on Bing and their reliance on other non-free projects (e.g. Apple Maps) convinced me to migrate to Brave, with it's strict adherence to free speech, free software, and independent crawler.

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rikich
  
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Is Brave Search Open Source? The short answer is no, it is not open source, and there are no plans to make it open source.
Here's the detailed answer from the Product Director on Brave Search:

Search is a very sensitive utility that many actors have incentives to game. Opening it up is something that needs to be done with great care. We have plans to provide an open and collaborative system by which a community, or a single user, can create sets of rules and filters, called Goggles, to define the space which a search engine can pull results from. Instead of a single ranking algorithm, we could have as many as needed, overcoming the biases that a single actor (the search engine) embeds into the results. Transparency and openness, all desirable qualities, will become accessible through the deep reranking capabilities Goggles would enable.
Just another one yet "private search engine", allegedly, the competitor to Big Tech that uses Microsoft Bing results (don't let them fool you by their false claims, they r no independent. At the moment they've got similar results to Bing, Qwant, etc. Maybe then after its release they will come up with their own independent search though).

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azoac
  
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PRO: Very good Privacy Policy, independent search, Goggles Brave Search is unique and really looking forward to it. Goggles seems like a pretty powerful feature but when used private, it can be a factor that identifies who you are. CON: Pretty bad search results English search is pretty good, but it's very bad if I use my native language: korean (e.g. Unrelated strange Chinese YouTube frequently appears in search results)

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2000prasanth
  
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I absolutely liked it more people should use this ans should be added as an option in other browsers

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BubbleTea
  
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Great private search. It finds what I need most of the time and doesn't censor my results.

It's a bit slower than DuckDuckGo and sometimes I'd have to fall back on Startpage Search If I really can't find something but overall, it's decent.

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mativiters
  
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It's private, free, and independent.

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