Humans love speed. First, it was the joy of running, then speeding along in our bikes, before we finally (and safely) took things up a notch in our first car.
As we get older, our need for speed changes. As a child, speed was thrilling – and still is at amusement parks – but as adults, we usually look to speed for saving time.
We want fast devices, internet connections, and software. The same is true of our web browsers, since they’re our main gateway to the web and all of its content.
US adults spend over four hours a day browsing the web. If we could do that faster, we’d have more time for other things, like family, friends, or a lovely walk outside.
Well, thanks to Brave – a private, secure, and super fast browser from the Co-Founder of Mozilla – you can.
Brave loads up to 8 times faster than Chrome on mobile (smartphones and tablets), and up to twice as fast on desktop.
An extraordinary browser
Brave is more than just a browser, however. It’s your digital bodyguard. It blocks malware, spyware, trackers, and anyone else snooping on your data, as well as offering new ways to reward your favourite sites without watching annoying ads.
You might think all that tech comes at a price, but it’s actually one of the fastest browsers on the market. It destroys both Chrome and Safari on the most popular sites, doubling speed on desktops and up to eight times as fast on mobile.
It might not sound like much, but all those extra seconds quickly add up (as you’ll see below). In just a few weeks, Brave could save you hours of wasted browser time.
Don’t believe me? Check out the speed tests below.
How is the data calculated?
Measuring browser speed is a complicated affair – you have to take into account how fast pages load, the drain on CPU power, content, and network conditions. In October 2018, Brave confirmed it had improved speeds by 22% with the release of their Chromium build, and you can read about their methodology in the press release.
How much time can you save in real life?
The Brave dashboard (on the browser homepage) gives you some interesting data on how many trackers and ads it’s blocked, how many sites it has upgraded to HTTPS, and an estimate of how much time you’ve saved.
To see what this means in real-world usage, check out the user reports below.
Time isn’t the only thing you save. Since Brave is fast and efficient, it helps conserve battery life, and as you’re blocking unwanted content, you save money on data, too (up to $23 per month according to Brave research).
Why is Brave Browser so fast?
It’s a combination of things. The team behind Brave have a long history of making fast and efficient browsers, and with all the ads and other unwanted content removed, there’s less to load.
It also depends on the sites you visit – some flood you with unwanted content while others play nice with their ads, so you’ll save even more time if you visit the… erm… shadier parts of the web.
If you’ve not started using Brave yet, download and install it now. Not only will you enjoy one of the fastest browsers on the market, but also the peace of mind knowing your browser data is both private and secure.