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Brave

Fast and secure, ad and tracker blocking browser.

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Avg rating of 3.9 (105)| 102 comments

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Brave: The Privacy Browser
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Brave Features

  1.  Privacy focusedBrave is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  2.  Block TrackersBrave has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
  3.  No TrackingBrave will not track you or use your personal data.
  4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBrave can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  5.  Built-in VPNBrave has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
  6.  Dark ModeBrave supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  8.  PortableBrave can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  9.  Picture in PictureBrave allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).

Brave information

  • Developed byBrave Software Inc
  • LicensingOpen Source (MPL-2.0) and Free product.
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  • RatingAverage rating of 3.9 (105 ratings)
  • Alternatives222 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
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  • Japanese
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  •   4.8 avg rating
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GitHub repository

  •  14,251 Stars
  •  1,666 Forks
  •  5376 Open Issues
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Our users have written 102 comments and reviews about Brave, and it has gotten 767 likes

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kasaistvan2005
  
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The king of all Chromium-based browsers! Blocks ads and really nice to use.

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SZTOSIARA
  
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The sheer joy of using this browser

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soulrain
  
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People who know about privacy know this is b.s. - there is no more anonymity in Brave than in Chrome if you know what to do and (on the other side) when you know what to track. As for the claim on their homepage no less than it is 20x faster than Chrome or Firefox, b.s., as well I tested it and it doesn't load even 2x times faster. The biggest con is that the wooper-dooper integrated ad filter is so bad that it breaks pages while at the same time allowing dozens of pop ups and pop unders that even the most basic extension for Firefox or Chrome can block perfectly. Also, full of small crappy details, such as not being able to change the new tab page which shows a new random image over the interwebs (with no possibility to select the thematic/category at least) and a bean-counter's wet dream of numbers showing how many ads it (absolutely imperfectly) blocked (this tracks all the ads, pretty ironic for a browser bragging about privacy). Just to be clear: this disastrous bloatware new tab is NON NEGOTIABLE, you cannot disable it, not even through under the hood flags. Nothing. Better love to see every time a crappy stock photo and how many ads Brave failed to completely block, Bucko. In summary, much ado about nothing. At this time it's neither more safe nor faster than any big name browser.

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As of Oct 2021 Version 1.31.87 you can definitely change the new tab page to blank if you wish to. I've been following the progress of Brave for some time and it has been improving steadily. In many reviews it's ranked just behind the top guns, but the beauty of Brave it is ready to run with the best security settings already set, whereas with most other browsers you need to do a lot of tweaking.

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TBayAreaPat
  
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Tried it twice. Too gimmicky with the Bitcoin stuff.

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cnejfelt
  
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My biggest issues were not having a working sync and add-ons. For the sync, at the time I used Brave you had to sync PC and mobile via a QR code on your PC. It would say it succeeded, but it would never sync.

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eparmon
  
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The best browser at the moment, from the privacy point of view

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digitalhhc
  
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Great alternative to Chrome

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