If you are like me, you have been using Google Chrome or some other kind of browser exclusively for years. I am a creature of habit and thought that I would never be swayed away from Google Chrome, then Brave came along. I will admit, I may not complexly ditch Google Chrome, but I certainly have had my head turned with my time spent using the Brave Browser.
How to Download Brave Browser
To download the program to your had drive, click on the Download button that is located at the end of this review.
The Program Review
The name Brave browser gives away what we are looking at today. This is an internet browser that has your privacy and security at the forefront of what it is trying to achieve. You may have seen it talked about online as it has picked up a lot of steam as many popular tech review sites are raving about this.
The first thing I want to talk about is speed. They say that if you use Brave, you will have the sites you go to load 3 to 6 times faster. I have very fast fiber internet so I will admit, I did not exactly notice it right away. However, I did notice that sometimes I would click on something and then BAM it would be instant that I was on the next page.
One thing that Google Chrome even in incognito mode cannot compete with is how Brave keeps you private! This will help stop all those annoying ads that seem to always know what you want. It hides your location, deletes unnecessary cookies, and makes it far, far harder for sites to track you so that they can use your information to target you with ads.
Ad fraud is a term you have probably heard of. This is where the information about the kind of sites you frequent is passed on and that is how you are targeted with specific ads. I think the way that this Brave browser can prevent that from happening is really cool and it can certainly make spending time online less annoying.
You may be thinking that moving over to this new browser is going to be a pain in the butt. You have all the settings you like and most importantly, you have a ton of bookmarks that you do not want to have to re-add. Well, Brave has you covered as it makes it very easy to import your bookmark list from other browsers such as Google Chrome.
You do not have to spend a penny here if you do not want to. They do have a tipping feature if you want to throw them a few bucks. There is also this strange thing called “Brave Rewards” which I cannot get my head around. It says you earn by viewing private ads and you can then give that money to the sites that you like. It all sounds very strange to me and in all honesty, is not something I could see myself messing around with.
I think that there is a lot of good to this Brave browser. The idea of having faster loading pages and not being tracked so they can target you with ads is great. I can see why so many people have made the switch to this and are happy with it. For me, as cool as this is, I do not honestly see myself ditching Google Chrome to use it. Hey, it is free so you have nothing to lose by checking it out.
- It keeps you hidden which is cool
- I like how fast it is
- They claim it can load pages up to five times faster
- You can import your bookmarks from another browser
- I am not sure about the whole Brave Rewards thing at all
- At the end of the day, it is still not going to sway me away from what I know and use