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Brave Private Browser: Fast, secure web browser

Brave Private Browser: Fast, secure web browser

Brave Software

Free, safe internet browser! Private browsing, search engine & pop-up blocker.

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Free, safe internet browser! Private browsing, search engine & pop-up blocker.
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  • Fast, Ad Block by Default, Crypto Rewards and Privacy Focus Feb 9, 2020

    By ReprobateHero
    What’s not to like right? This is hands down the fastest browser I’ve used on my Mac, iOS and Windows devices. Ads are blocked by default and it’s easy to make changes to the shields when they inadvertently block things that you want to see. Brave’s privacy focus is a huge selling point especially for people who follow tech and have noticed just how creepy the predictive algorithms are getting. One of the most interesting things is the Brave Rewards model and their solution to the current online advertising nightmare - the BAT (Basic Attention Token). Not only to they pay you for watching ads but the tech also promises an opportunity to upend the current broken system of Google-based ads and predictive marketing analytics. What they hope to do eventually is to put the power back consumer’s hands by paying us to view adds and allocating BAT to content providers based on the proportion of attention you give the site monthly. Popularity growth of the platform and additional investment and price increases for the BAT token will be required to get to a point where the system can potentially provide enough revenue to compete directly against Google etc. but Rome wasn’t built in a day. Give it a try and read up a little. I think you’ll like it too.
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  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Charlie Turpin
    Been using brave for a while, first on pc and then I installed it on all my devices. Its a chromium based browser which means you can still use all of your chrome extensions (on Pc, Mac and Linux). The "Brave Shield" is a built in extension of sorts that is found in every build of the browser. It includes an ad-blocker, an HTTPS forcer, and a script blocker and you can control the severity of each of these functions in case it interferes with your browsing experience. Love this browser 👍
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  • Not using BRAVE? Why? Apr 18, 2020

    By DMJE04
    If anyone is still using google and especially those who still use. Are you too lazy to take time and see just how your life is being tracked and information being sold to any country or business for millions. I bet the very people who are not concerned with your privacy do not leave your home unlocked while your gone? Take charge and be concerned that your life is being sold to people by google, other search engines and social media. These people you do not know I can assure you know as much if not more about you and your family than you know yourself. If you want request your data and what you receive will not only shock you but what information they give you is about half of file they store on your life. If time is issue just download Brave and protect yourself and your family. If you choose not to you can never complain when you find out. Being robbed of your private life is worse than your home being burglarized. Wake up use BRAVE at least to protect your family members from you exposing them to the unknown people who know so much about them. You can expose yourself but do not drag others into your selfishness behavior. Brave is a great free way to protect yourself from being monitored 24/7.
    more
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Pelu Ruiz
    I downloaded this app from several recommendations on Reddit posts on best apps to have on your android. The selling point was "it blocks adds, which will result in a faster browsing time". Although the first one is true, I don't see ads when browsing, I haven't felt that my browsing experience becomes faster. Good app overall, will recommend to my friends.
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  • Awesome browser but needs some fine tuning Sep 11, 2019

    By ClausoPlus
    This browser honestly is so nice. It’s got a lot of features that you seek in a browser, especially ones that Chrome lacks. It has a clean interface for the favorites bookmark, it has a built-in adblocker and reader mode (which isn’t the best but it’s still nice), it has cool animations, etc. However, it’s still not perfect. Some “issues” include that it’s not really friendly towards one handed use, a feature that I would really appreciate if added. For example, a button at the bottom could be added in place of the 3 dots that activates the search bar. Then, those three dots could be integrated into the Brave logo at the top. Moreover, the tabs page, which has tiles that are somewhat hard to reach, could have a button at the bottom that reaches the top. Also, it would look cleaner if the url is shorter at the top and that, when you scroll down, that shortened url still appears. I completely realize how I’m nit-picking, but these would be nice to have nonetheless.
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  • Super FAST!! Amazing app DOWNLOAD IT! You won’t regret it Jan 8, 2021

    By Moonchildmommy
    Update:so now it’s doing the same exact thing as the other apps for the site. Deleting this. That lasted a whole day So I literally never write reviews (I know I’m sure people say that a lot) but I honestly don’t I could care less but I knew if there was someone out there unsure like me I had to share how awesome this app is. I have safari on my iPhone which is alright but for some reason Walmart (don’t judge I mean hey they have great prices!) just doesn’t want to load it or will half load and take forever or it would load in like writing with no pictures or like a different layout with no button to press on for next page basically just a mess and Thats on strong WiFi so I kept having refresh or put it in desktop mode til it would work and mind you that other sites would load no problem it was just this one so I had chrome downloaded because I love chrome and I knew sometimes it would load better in chrome then safari (but still sometimes even on there same thing) so I decided to look in the App Store and this pops up I decide to give it a try what do I have to lose and instantly it loads in a millisecond and no problems at all and the page loads correctly! I’ve never had anything load that quick and the page works fine (finally!!) and as do other sites too this app is awesome bottom line you won’t regret downloading it I sure don’t!! Hope this helps someone decide :)
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  • Mar 3, 2021

    By Jim Chevraux
    I was hoping for the same kind of experience as I get with the desktop version of Brave. However, if this mobile version actually blocks any ads, I can't really tell. Ads between every paragraph, pop up ads, auto-playing videos. You name it, they appear. There's no advantage to using this over Chrome.
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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Alexandru Nedelcu
    This is a browser that doesn't block 1st party ads (e.g. Google Search), unless it becomes a clear sales pitch (e.g. YouTube). The "strict" option from the desktop is missing, it has no cosmetic blocking, making it no better than Pihole / NextDNS / Adguard VPN. The sponsored images are opt-out, not opt-in. Marketing is full of doublespeak. A browser built w/ the purpose to serve ads.
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  • Mar 1, 2021

    By Nickolas y
    Updated Sunday night and now Monday morning it's barely working. Extremely slow to say the least, almost like being on AOL dial-up. Whatever they did I'll give them a few days to fix it before I go back to that god awful Chrome. I can't wait 3 minutes between every page. Edit 2/28: Been almost a week and it's still extremely slow. I'm not seeing complaints from others so I don't know what's going on. I'm using a Google pixel 4a and everything else is fine with it. Hopefully am update use coming.
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  • Harsh review Jul 23, 2020

    By dill626
    This is going to be a very harsh review because this browser masks itself by saying they protect you from ads, potentially hazardous websites whatever but it’s useless. Not all ads or pop ups are blocked ads always find a way to sneak up on the screen and at first the browser was faster than even Microsoft edge but all the ad blocking has slowed it down. Safety is the highest concern but tell me why every website is hazardous target, Walmart, buy buy baby why are these sites potentially harmful and blocked? Now let’s also say you get this app to avoid ads, if it worked right, they promote watching their ads anyways which is basically contradicting the point of the app. Yeah they pay you for it and you can turn that off but it doesn’t sit well with me that you may get a few cents here and there while they’re making probably pretty decent money off ads. Pointless browser for blocking ads but pretty unique setup though is it worth it probably not.
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  • Fast, Ad Block by Default, Crypto Rewards and Privacy Focus Feb 9, 2020

    By ReprobateHero
    What’s not to like right? This is hands down the fastest browser I’ve used on my Mac, iOS and Windows devices. Ads are blocked by default and it’s easy to make changes to the shields when they inadvertently block things that you want to see. Brave’s privacy focus is a huge selling point especially for people who follow tech and have noticed just how creepy the predictive algorithms are getting. One of the most interesting things is the Brave Rewards model and their solution to the current online advertising nightmare - the BAT (Basic Attention Token). Not only to they pay you for watching ads but the tech also promises an opportunity to upend the current broken system of Google-based ads and predictive marketing analytics. What they hope to do eventually is to put the power back consumer’s hands by paying us to view adds and allocating BAT to content providers based on the proportion of attention you give the site monthly. Popularity growth of the platform and additional investment and price increases for the BAT token will be required to get to a point where the system can potentially provide enough revenue to compete directly against Google etc. but Rome wasn’t built in a day. Give it a try and read up a little. I think you’ll like it too.
    more
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Charlie Turpin
    Been using brave for a while, first on pc and then I installed it on all my devices. Its a chromium based browser which means you can still use all of your chrome extensions (on Pc, Mac and Linux). The "Brave Shield" is a built in extension of sorts that is found in every build of the browser. It includes an ad-blocker, an HTTPS forcer, and a script blocker and you can control the severity of each of these functions in case it interferes with your browsing experience. Love this browser 👍
    more
  • Not using BRAVE? Why? Apr 18, 2020

    By DMJE04
    If anyone is still using google and especially those who still use. Are you too lazy to take time and see just how your life is being tracked and information being sold to any country or business for millions. I bet the very people who are not concerned with your privacy do not leave your home unlocked while your gone? Take charge and be concerned that your life is being sold to people by google, other search engines and social media. These people you do not know I can assure you know as much if not more about you and your family than you know yourself. If you want request your data and what you receive will not only shock you but what information they give you is about half of file they store on your life. If time is issue just download Brave and protect yourself and your family. If you choose not to you can never complain when you find out. Being robbed of your private life is worse than your home being burglarized. Wake up use BRAVE at least to protect your family members from you exposing them to the unknown people who know so much about them. You can expose yourself but do not drag others into your selfishness behavior. Brave is a great free way to protect yourself from being monitored 24/7.
    more
  • Awesome browser but needs some fine tuning Sep 11, 2019

    By ClausoPlus
    This browser honestly is so nice. It’s got a lot of features that you seek in a browser, especially ones that Chrome lacks. It has a clean interface for the favorites bookmark, it has a built-in adblocker and reader mode (which isn’t the best but it’s still nice), it has cool animations, etc. However, it’s still not perfect. Some “issues” include that it’s not really friendly towards one handed use, a feature that I would really appreciate if added. For example, a button at the bottom could be added in place of the 3 dots that activates the search bar. Then, those three dots could be integrated into the Brave logo at the top. Moreover, the tabs page, which has tiles that are somewhat hard to reach, could have a button at the bottom that reaches the top. Also, it would look cleaner if the url is shorter at the top and that, when you scroll down, that shortened url still appears. I completely realize how I’m nit-picking, but these would be nice to have nonetheless.
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  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Anurag Singh
    Would definitely recommend this browser over chrome. Browsing and navigation speed is quite noticeable. Very well designed interface, easy to use and only most appropriate options available nothing seems useless. I would really appreciate the positioning of search button in bottom centre which is very easy to click and you don't have to stretch your thumb to the top of the screen to click the search bar. Now this is my default browser and thanks for your vanced apps, you rock🤟
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  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Pelu Ruiz
    I downloaded this app from several recommendations on Reddit posts on best apps to have on your android. The selling point was "it blocks adds, which will result in a faster browsing time". Although the first one is true, I don't see ads when browsing, I haven't felt that my browsing experience becomes faster. Good app overall, will recommend to my friends.
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  • Some interfaces are pointless Jul 28, 2020

    By Asdffgh19283847
    Likes: blocks a lot of tracking and data gathering which eats up data and slows things down. Definitely faster than safari. Blocks a lot of pop ups that other browsers won’t block. Dislikes: they change things just to change things, some of the “features” are pointless and can’t be deleted. Whatever the quick pop up when you touch a link is pointless. If I want to go to another page though a link then go to that link, I end up having this pop out that I have to wait to go away and then hit the link. Double or triple the time which eats up whatever times savings I get from the restricted tracking. Also in the latest update on the favorites page you can only see one line of favorites, you have to hit a button to see the rest of your favorites. WHY??? Absolutely no point here except to aggravate me and make me use extra time to see my favorites. Who is making these decisions? Are you trying Lisa people off? What is the point?
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  • Feb 15, 2021

    By Joey Twiddle
    Good browser but: 1. There should be a Feedback option in the browser menu. What is the preferred channel for feedback? Make it easy for users to find it! 2. I'm not keen on the new sharing popup, and wish I could turn it off. Because it doesn't offer my regular targets Pocket or PushBullet, it just means I have to make an extra tap. Going direct to the device default sharing popup would be better for me. Huawei here. 3. It slows down / locks up when handling lots of tabs (more than 100).
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  • Paired with VPN it’s on Point! Apr 18, 2020

    By TechMonsterPackin
    This browser is one I use on a regular basis. Far greater than the MetaData Pirates at Google. Oddly enough you can also selectively pick which search engine your search’s scrape from. D.D.Go, G, etc. being one of my top choices as they “claim” not to save your meta. Do your home work though. Be sure to take the time to check out the settings section and brush up on what these features you have are used for and how it can protect your systems from unwanted tracers, metadata pirating/selling. The one feature I always use is the private browser which conveniently enough allows you to also switch over into the TOR network. Paired with a solid VPN services(normally paid services) and you'll be happy. Be sure to do your homework on all apps and services before just jumping into them without a bit of insight on how the company operates, tech support, etc. check the reviews also.
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  • Feb 20, 2021

    By lighthouse01
    Overall, my experience with this app has been great. The privacy protection is top-notch, the UI is not that hard to understand. The basic ad-block that comes with the browser is enough for all your basic internet browsing needs. Now, my problems with this app are that the settings are too limited. Eg; You can't make it closes all of your previous tabs when you open it later. Also, the ability to add browser extensions would be cool as well. The basic adblock cannot block some sneaky popups.
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  • Not Ad Free May 27, 2020

    By Pfft Nicknames
    I downloaded Brave two years ago after hearing about it from a friend, and I couldn’t have been happier. However, in the last 6 months, I feel betrayed by the experience. It still blocks the majority of ads in websites so if that’s all you’re looking for, it’s excellent. I can’t recommend it enough. But now the formerly blank background has ads that you can’t really avoid on it. It started with NewEgg and a few random things I’d never heard of before, and now it’s got Chipotle ads. This will probably be the new norm unless they offer some subscription option to get rid of it all. Plus, now that they’re advertising more mainstream companies, how long before we get to ads from more poisonous sources? The whole point of going ad-free is because advertising is disgusting and arguably immoral. Please offer an alternative to ads through some kind of one-time payment option or a subscription method. We support you and use your product to get away from the constant bullying and nefariousness of advertisements. Please let us keep it that way.
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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Ashley Whitehead
    Fantastic browser! I do have BAT stuck on an old mobile phone that is stranded though. You really need to fix the mobile device wallet issues guys otherwise the BA Token is just a gimic if it can't be retrieved. I would have thought most Brave users would be on mobile devices and therefore a priority. Apparently not. You'll get more stars when this issue is resolved guys.
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  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Jae Jae
    I just want to share my experience while using this app. To tell you the truth, at first, IT REALLY WORKS WELL. No ads at all while I'm watching. But after 2 months of using this, I noticed that the ad block barely works. I tried to uninstall it and then I install it again, but it never works out. The ad block is not working anymore like before. *sad*
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  • Crashing Issue Dec 10, 2018

    By Starting to hate this app
    I love Brave, I use it on desktop and it’s fantastic to have it both on my iPad and on mobile. I appreciate that devs give a crap when it comes to privacy and that there’s an entire browser dedicated to protecting our information. However, it’s pretty buggy, and since the last update, there’s an issue with consistent crashes. It doesn’t crash on my iPhone, but it does on my iPad (which is a fairly new iPad Pro)—I haven’t been able to use it for the past hour without it crashing. The other bugs are things such as favorites not saving, copying a page doesn’t always save the link to the device clipboard, “find in page” search vanishes right after attempting to use it so you have to try 2-3 times before it works, tabs overwrite each other even though I’m opening new tabs, and old tabs vanish without explanation. Hope these things clear up so I can raise my rating!
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  • Pretty Good Aug 8, 2020

    By Cedrick311
    I like the privacy features of Brave very much. Blocking ads, trackers and seeing those stats on various websites is great. One thing I don’t care for is navigating between or opening different windows. Very clunky and inefficient. Why not just use tabs at the top? I get you want your browser to be unique, but it’s a pain in the neck navigating between different windows. Another thing that’s a deal breaker is performance. It seems if you get more than a few windows open, Brave performance just falls off a cliff and often times the entire browser freezes. I don’t think it’s an iOS/iPadOS issue restricting resources because I’ve had 50+ tabs open in Chrome browser and that just keeps going...And Brave is built on Chromium so there ya go. Fix those 2 things and Brave will be my main browser, otherwise I’ll just dabble with it every now and then until it freezes and uninstall.
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  • Harsh review Jul 23, 2020

    By dill626
    This is going to be a very harsh review because this browser masks itself by saying they protect you from ads, potentially hazardous websites whatever but it’s useless. Not all ads or pop ups are blocked ads always find a way to sneak up on the screen and at first the browser was faster than even Microsoft edge but all the ad blocking has slowed it down. Safety is the highest concern but tell me why every website is hazardous target, Walmart, buy buy baby why are these sites potentially harmful and blocked? Now let’s also say you get this app to avoid ads, if it worked right, they promote watching their ads anyways which is basically contradicting the point of the app. Yeah they pay you for it and you can turn that off but it doesn’t sit well with me that you may get a few cents here and there while they’re making probably pretty decent money off ads. Pointless browser for blocking ads but pretty unique setup though is it worth it probably not.
    more
  • Super FAST!! Amazing app DOWNLOAD IT! You won’t regret it Jan 8, 2021

    By Moonchildmommy
    Update:so now it’s doing the same exact thing as the other apps for the site. Deleting this. That lasted a whole day So I literally never write reviews (I know I’m sure people say that a lot) but I honestly don’t I could care less but I knew if there was someone out there unsure like me I had to share how awesome this app is. I have safari on my iPhone which is alright but for some reason Walmart (don’t judge I mean hey they have great prices!) just doesn’t want to load it or will half load and take forever or it would load in like writing with no pictures or like a different layout with no button to press on for next page basically just a mess and Thats on strong WiFi so I kept having refresh or put it in desktop mode til it would work and mind you that other sites would load no problem it was just this one so I had chrome downloaded because I love chrome and I knew sometimes it would load better in chrome then safari (but still sometimes even on there same thing) so I decided to look in the App Store and this pops up I decide to give it a try what do I have to lose and instantly it loads in a millisecond and no problems at all and the page loads correctly! I’ve never had anything load that quick and the page works fine (finally!!) and as do other sites too this app is awesome bottom line you won’t regret downloading it I sure don’t!! Hope this helps someone decide :)
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  • Mar 3, 2021

    By Jim Chevraux
    I was hoping for the same kind of experience as I get with the desktop version of Brave. However, if this mobile version actually blocks any ads, I can't really tell. Ads between every paragraph, pop up ads, auto-playing videos. You name it, they appear. There's no advantage to using this over Chrome.
    more
  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Alexandru Nedelcu
    This is a browser that doesn't block 1st party ads (e.g. Google Search), unless it becomes a clear sales pitch (e.g. YouTube). The "strict" option from the desktop is missing, it has no cosmetic blocking, making it no better than Pihole / NextDNS / Adguard VPN. The sponsored images are opt-out, not opt-in. Marketing is full of doublespeak. A browser built w/ the purpose to serve ads.
    more
  • Mar 1, 2021

    By Nickolas y
    Updated Sunday night and now Monday morning it's barely working. Extremely slow to say the least, almost like being on AOL dial-up. Whatever they did I'll give them a few days to fix it before I go back to that god awful Chrome. I can't wait 3 minutes between every page. Edit 2/28: Been almost a week and it's still extremely slow. I'm not seeing complaints from others so I don't know what's going on. I'm using a Google pixel 4a and everything else is fine with it. Hopefully am update use coming.
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