Brave and Chrome, how are they different? Below are the amazing differences between Brave browser and Chrome.
. Unlike Chrome, Brave blocks ads and trackers by default.
. This allows websites on Brave to load noticeably faster than Chrome.
Brave tracks the time it saves you, and displays it when you open the browser.
. Brave blocks ads by default (unlike Chrome, which requires a 3rd-party extension such as AdBlock).
. Brave blocks 3rd-party tracking by default.
. On Chrome, mega-advertisers like Google and Facebook use 3rd-party cookies to track your browsing on nearly every website.
. By blocking 3rd-party cookies, Brave limits the amount of data Facebook, Google, and other ad networks can collect about your browsing habits.
. Brave stores all your browsing data locally on your computer, which means you can delete it at any time.
. Brave supports Tor browsing, making it the first all-purpose browser to do so.
. Brave automatically encrypts your website connection when possible (on Chrome, this only occurs with an extension like HTTPS Everywhere).
. Brave now supports all Chrome extensions, including popular password managers like LastPass and 1Password.
Drawbacks of Brave
. Every once in a while, Brave blocks part of a website that you wanted to load.
. When this happens, it's easiest to click the lion icon, and toggle the shield to down.
. Since the latest Brave update, this is rarely necessary (maybe once per week).
. Brave's speed alone is enough to make the switch worthwhile, and the added privacy and security benefits are icing on the cake.
. Not surprisingly, Brave has skyrocketed to popularity, going from 1 million to 4.6 million users in 2018.
Brave is almost exactly like Chrome, but faster and less sleezy.