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Brave Browser

Web browser focused on security

Category: Productivity
Price: Free
Popularity: High
Version String: (166.115)
Release Date: 2024-05-24
Architecture: Intel & AppleSilicon(ARM)
Minimum OS: macOS 10.15
Vendor Name: The Brave Authors
Homepage: brave.com

Version History (166.115)

You can find release notes for this version here: [brave.com]


Brave stops online surveillance, loads content faster, and uses 35% less battery.

We all know what’s wrong.
As a user, access to your web activity and data is sold to the highest bidder. Internet giants grow rich, while publishers go out of business. And the entire system is rife with ad fraud.

Take back control with Brave.

Block data-grabbing ads and trackers
The vast bulk of websites and ads include software that tries to identify you. They want to track your every move across the web. Brave blocks all this, allowing you to browse freely.

Blocking harmful ads and trackers means a faster Internet
Brave loads major news sites up to six times faster than Chrome, Safari and Firefox on mobile and desktop.

Browse much more privately with Tor*
Other browsers claim to have a “private mode,” but this only hides your history from others using your browser. Brave lets you use Tor right in a tab. Tor not only hides your history, it masks your location from the sites you visit by routing your browsing through several servers before it reaches your destination. These connections are encrypted to increase anonymity.

Browse without fear of censorship from outside influences
IPFS is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the Web faster, safer, and more open. IPFS has been integrated into Brave’s desktop browser. Brave’s users can now access content directly from IPFS by resolving ipfs:// URIs via a gateway or installing a full IPFS node in one click. Integrating IPFS provides Brave users with a significantly enhanced browsing experience, increasing the availability of content, offloading server costs from the content publisher, and improving the overall resilience of the Internet.

Earn rewards and support content creators.
Earn frequent flier-like tokens just for browsing
Turn on Brave Rewards to earn frequent flier-like tokens for viewing privacy-respecting ads. You can set the number of ads you see per hour. Currently you can support your favorite web creators with your tokens, but soon you’ll be able to spend tokens on premium content, gift cards, and more.