Much more than a browser, Brave is a new way of thinking about how the web works. Brave is open source and built by a team of privacy focused, performance oriented pioneers of the web.
Brave Browser is making a name for itself among those who are interested in privacy because it is giving users a safe, fast, and private browsing experience. Brave prides itself on being more than a new type of browser. Their goal is to revolutionize the way that people think about the Internet. As an open sourced browser, it has a vibrant team of individuals working on it that are privacy and performance focused.
BLOCK ADS & TRACKERS
Brave blocks unwanted content by default and keeps count! Popular sites often host multiple ads and as many as 70 trackers per site. Worse, most leading ad blockers still allow trackers through to profile your location, behavior and other browsing activity.
Experience unparalleled privacy and security! Brave fights malware and prevents tracking, keeping your information safe and secure.
Customize your shield settings! Choose your settings on a per-site or browser-wide basis. See how many ads and trackers are being blocked every day on the New Tab Page.
Security meets simplicity! If you’re willing to research, download, and install multiple extensions, and carefully configure and correctly maintain settings in both the browser and extensions, you can match some of Brave’s privacy and security.
Brave does all that work for you. Simple, right?
Brave Browser Feature List
- Ad blocking
- Fingerprinting prevention
- Cookie control
- HTTPS upgrading
- Block scripts
- Per-site shield settings
- Configurable global shield defaults
By default, most modern web browsers collect data about your browsing habits. That may sound scary, but their reasons for doing so aren’t always nefarious. Storing cookies, saving your history, and creating profiles can make your life easier, since they prevent you from manually logging in to the same websites over and over again. But as we learned from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018, it isn’t always clear what tech companies are doing with your data — sometimes without your permission.
- Clear browsing data
- Built-in password manager
- Form autofill
- Control content access to full-screen presentation*
- Control site access to autoplay media
- Send “Do not track” with browsing requests
Onion TOR (Brave Safe Browsing)
As you know about TOR browser which provides the ability to the user to surf anonymously and maintain their online privacy, it also includes “TOR” features in Private Mode or Incognito Window.
When we open Chrome Private Mode, where clearly mentioned they do not collect your cookies & caches or filled form, even it does not provide 100% anonymity, while Brave TOR Window masks your IP address like TOR browser and gives you complete anonymity.
How to use Brave Browser
Defaults that matter
Browse confidently with default settings that block phishing, malware, and malvertising. Also, plugins, which have proven to be a security risk, are disabled by default.
Sync your devices bravely
Brave Sync, currently in beta, can be enabled to encrypt and synchronize your preferred settings and bookmarks. However, it does not have the keys to decrypt your data.
Brave blocks the software that follows you around
The “private” browsing mode that others offer is not truly private. Brave’s many privacy features, including “Private Tabs with Tor,” stop trackers and provide a deep level of protection.
*Available on desktop, coming soon to mobile.
Support your favorite sites with Rewards
Activate Brave Rewards (available on desktop only) and give a little back to the sites you frequent most. Help fund the content you love – even when you block ads.
Browsing the web is free: with Rewards activated, you can support the content creators you love at the amount that works for you.
Brave can automatically distribute your contributions based on how much time you spend on sites. Or, you can choose to tip sites directly, and even offer a fixed monthly tip amount.
All of this works while keeping your browsing history private. Your funds are made available to site owners through an anonymous ledger system, so you can’t be identified based on the sites you visit and support. Over 10,000 publishers and content creators have registered to receive Rewards.
Remember: these contributions are optional – browsing the web with this browser is free.
- Guest AMA with Alex Wilson & Patrick Duffy of The Giving Block – The most recent AMA took place on July 17th, and featured guests Alex Wilson and Patrick Duffy, Co-founders of The Giving Block. – Read more…
- Brave Expands Advertising Platform to Mobile Devices and Launches Brave Ads Certified Vendor Program – Privacy-preserving Brave Ads now available on Brave Android browser, rewarding users with BAT. – Read more…
The team behind the browser
- Brendan Eich – Co-founder, CEO. Eich was a corporate leader at Mozilla for a period of 11 years. His first position was Chief Architect, and his last was CEO. Between 1995 and 2003, he was Netscape’s Chief Architect.
- Brian Bondy – Co-founder, CTO. Bondy was a Senior Software Engineer at Mozilla between 2011 and 2014. He left to take on the position of Software Developer Lead at Khan Academy– a non-profit educational organization that’s mission is to provide “a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.”
- Yan Zhu – Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to joining Brave, Zhu was a Security Engineer at Yahoo! She also helped design the architecture of the web as a member of the W3C Technical Advisory Group. She dropped out of high school, then earned a B.S. in Physics from MIT.
- Ben Livshits – Chief Scientist. Livshits was an Engineer at Netscape and Yahoo! In the early 2000s. Later, he taught at MIT before moving on to Microsoft. He became a Senior Researcher there during his 10-year stretch.
- Holli Bohren – CFO. Bohren has 20 years of experience as a financial and operations executive. He’s an expert in the areas of venture debt and equity, M&A financing, debt restructuring, operational transformations and strategic leadership. Notable companies that he’s been involved with include Teachscape, BiteSize Networks and others.
- Johnny Ryan – Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer. Ryan began his career as a journalist, but then he became more involved with technology after the internet reshaped the media in the 2010s. As Chief Innovation Officer at The Irish Times, he helped the newspaper acquire its largest ad partnership ever. Then, he became an expert in the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) as Head of Ecosystem at PageFair.
Is Brave faster than Chrome?
Browse the web up to 8x faster than Safari & Chrome! Brave loads major news sites 2 to 8 times faster than Safari/Chrome on mobile and 2 times faster than Chrome on desktop.
Is the Brave browser free?
Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software Inc. based on the Chrome web browser. Brave blocks ads and website trackers!
How do I import bookmarks into Brave browser?
- Navigate to your default browser Bookmarks Manager. Click “More” option on the top right and select “Export” This should export the bookmarks as an HTML doc.
- Launch Brave.
- Open Main menu –> Bookmarks –>Bookmarks Manager –> Options (top right) –> Import.
- Select the HTML file output by Chrome.
Is Brave browser safe?
Brave is a Chromium Browser with added some extra features like ad blocking, tracking protection and some other things which is really helpful for Android only. Because, most of browsers on Android don’t support extensions!
What makes Brave different from other browsers?
What sets Brave apart is its aggressive anti-ad attitude. The browser was built to strip online ads from websites and its maker’s business model relies not only on ad blocking, but on replacing the scratched-out ads with advertisements from its own network.