What do you think about Brave Browser?

And if you still haven't downloaded, what pulls you away from migrating to Brave from Chrome or any other browser?

Note: I'm not trying to market here, just curious.

edmund_carroll's avatar
almost 3 years ago

I've made the complete switch from Chrome. I no longer think twice about using Brave or Chrome. All of my Chrome apps port over and work the same as with Chome. The biggest advantage has been for pop-up blocking and privacy. I haven't tried the rewards or tips features.

If you're looking for speed Mighty was the fastest browser experience, but a whole different ball of wax as it streams your browser to you.

4 points
Livenadav's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Tried it. It still has loading buffers like Google Chrome... on content sites (tested BBC just now). Chrome has so much integrations (Cal, add-ons, Gmail) that I can't transfer to another browser.

If they would be Super fast (like 2X than Chrome) I'm there in a second!

3 points
HarounHickman's avatar
almost 3 years ago

It’s an interesting point from @Livenada - we’re locked in to browsers like Chrome because of how other tools intertwine, so the switching cost instinctively doesn’t make sense, despite the nobility of their mission.

Performance is also key - I’d maybe switch for added privacy, but I’ll be a high value, long-term customer for superior performance.

2 points
Devishnya's avatar
almost 3 years ago

I haven't used Brave much, so my experience with it is somewhat theoretical. Its two biggest advantages for me are: 1) focus on privacy and 2) a new monetization model to directly reward websites and individual creators.

Brave probably doesn't have any glaring issues that would prevent it from gaining popularity. However, users are just too satisfied with the ecosystems of their current browsers -- be it Chrome's integrations or, in my case, Firefox's services: Lockwise, Monitor, and so on.

2 points
Hicham's avatar
almost 3 years ago

I tried it, and did not really see a difference between it and another browser like Vivaldi for example. it's all based on Chromium, and take a lot of memory.

so, when we talk about performance, everything is quite the same

2 points
Jerome's avatar
almost 3 years ago

Tried it on my mobile phone. Used it for a while. Found it not that cool. Removed it. That's it.

1 point
oy-stockpile's avatar
almost 3 years ago

I have been using Brave for a while and I used to have some performance issues with Chrome -- freezing mainly.

I switched to Brave and never had any of the issues I had with Chrome. I was able to migrate all of my stuff from Chrome smoothly -- I had to do some manual work though.

I also like the privacy features as I don't have to use author extensions to block ads/trackers/etc.

1 point
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