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The best browser for the web is nowhere
For those who’ve not heard about Brave Browser, you are surely missing out on something good. I’ve been using Brave browser just around a year now and has slowly overtaken Chrome to be my primary browser. 32 million monthly active users can’t be wrong, especially if the numbers have grown up from 25 million since last March. To me, it is one of the best browsers for the web available.
I’ll be honest, my main reason for getting to know Brave browser better was all about Privacy. But over the last few months, I’ve witnessed much broader features that one can surely check out. Here are my top 5 picks of the features I love about Brave.
1. Privacy at its core
I am sure everyone today doing in the online space will say this aloud “What I do online is my concern and not yours” and it applies to everyone in the legitimate business lines too. By now, with the privacy talks going around you must be aware of the trackers that reside to understand you. In short, you are nothing other than a product and all your behavior online is tracked. Can you imagine the number of trackers and ads that run on your browser while you read this? Here is one example
If you are worried, this is one of the reasons I personally moved off from Chrome. Unlike Chrome, Brave is built on privacy-first values.
2. Brave Search
If anyone told you Brave search is built on top of a completely independent index and doesn’t track traces from Users, the searches they do, or the clicks, why wouldn’t you check it out? Let me point out that, I am not comparing this with Google search, but Brave is surely onto something.
What I really like about Brave search is how it retains its primary principle of Protecting your Privacy. It ensures a user-first approach, compared to other search engines that load you with contents of advertisements across different industries. No artificial brains or algorithms pampering your search results.
All results are delivered with complete transparency. Driving on the bold move to deliver search results exclusively from its own index. Check the link to explore Brave Search: https://search.brave.com/
3. Rewards for the surf
Ads and another tracker not just use you like a product but also eat up your device resources. While other browser leaders are manipulating your browser experience, Brave ensures that you get paid for the time you spend on the browser to see the content.
You can earn rewards to view privacy respected ads but at the same time, you can also support Brave’s cause to support content makers.
4. Need for speed and performance
Speed and performance is one factors that I look at personally when I am browsing. Interestingly, this is one of the most important decision-making facts why I say Brave to be one of the best browsers for the web out there. The makers say that it is 3X-6X faster than Chrome and agree completely, especially after experiencing this in person. Memory usage of the experience you have online is also much less compared to Chrome and that means a better battery life.
5. Seamless across devices, Playlist is a super feature
It took a while before I replaced Chrome with Brave Browser on my mobile and it’s one of the best decisions I have made. I really loved its experience on iPhone and iPad in particular.
The playlist allows you to create a list of audios and videos that you’ve watched and liked while browsing. It makes it way easier to look out for the saved ones and play it whenever you want. Even offline. It supports YouTube, Twitch, Vimeo, Soundcloud, or any podcast you love. Brave handles it bravely.
Besides the playlist, you can also install whatever chrome extensions you want so I didn’t move away from the free or paid extensions I used.
This article is not about Brave V/s Chrome but to share experience on how brave has taken over to be primacy browser choice. It is certainly one of the best browsers for the Web available. Do give it a spin by downloading it from here and let me know.