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What the Brave browser can do for you

Jeremy Milliner

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Not all browsers are created equally, and at this day and age when you’re spending so much time online, you should be using the best browsing tool possible. So which is it? Chrome? Firefox? Edge? The truth is there’s no objective ‘best browser,’ but there are certainly strengths and weaknesses to each. And we’ve got some compelling reasons why Brave could be the best browser yet. We’ve compiled a list of pros and cons for each one. Let’s run through them.

Mozilla Firefox

Pros:

  • More privacy than Chrome
  • Can be as fast as Chrome
  • Less likely to mine for data

Cons:

  • Runs slower on pages with lots of images, pop-ups, and videos
  • Lags behind Chrome once you install plug-ins to block those pop-ups and vids
  • No built-in support for Flash

Google Chrome

Pros:

  • Recognizes all plug-ins
  • Fast
  • Tons of extensions

Cons:

  • Bloated and heavy
  • Taxing on your RAM
  • Lacks trustworthy privacy features

Microsoft Edge

Pros:

  • Lightweight and smoother than Chrome
  • Built-in Cortana is very convenient
  • Reading mode fights distractions and blocks ads

Cons:

  • Unavailable on Mac or any Windows OS less than 10
  • If you have Windows 10, Chrome is still a better option
  • Even Internet Explorer is more popular

Opera

Pros:

  • Turbo mode speeds up page loads dramatically
  • Free, built-in VPN
  • Integrated wallet and messenger services, including WhatsApp and Messenger

Cons:

  • Fewer extensions
  • No parental controls
  • Middle of the road option, lacking where other browsers excel

Safari

Pros:

  • Default browser for Apple, very convenient
  • Works in tandem with all software designed by Apple
  • Default pop-up blocking

Cons:

  • Safari is over 15 years old, and its age is beginning to show
  • Lacking in customization
  • Useless if you don’t use Apple products

Brave

Brave is a relative newcomer for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Linux created by Brian Bondy and Brendan Eich, the inventor of JavaScript and the co-founder of Mozilla.

Brave automatically blocks any third party trackers, shutting down anything that might worsen your browsing experience. Without ads in the way, Brave is up to eight times faster than the mobile competition, and offers numerous extensions as well. Brave also helps you support your favorite publishers.

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