Got browser? Of course, you do. Got Safari? Yes. Safari is the world’s second most popular browser and tops on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Is there anything better than Safari? Well, let me answer that by going to the other extreme. Don’t use Google’s Chrome. Ever. Remember, Google is a spy company, and Chrome is run by Google. Hello? Spy. Google. Chrome. Spy.
Assume for a moment you adhere to the adage that nothing improves without change. You could switch to Mozilla’s Firefox browser. It’s safer, faster, more private than Safari. Is there any other browser to consider? Just one.
How about a browser that advertisers– remember, Google is the largest online advertiser– hate? Let’s call it a brave browser. Even better, let’s call it Brave.
Much more than a browser, Brave is a new way of thinking about how the web works. Brave is open source and built by a team of privacy focused, performance oriented pioneers of the web.
There’s a caveat in there but more on that in a moment.
Brave is a brave new browser that takes privacy so seriously that it’s private right out of the box. Because Brave blocks all those nasty privacy sucking trackers it can be many times faster than Safari or Chrome.
Since Brave runs on Mac, Windows, Android, Amazon, and iPhone and iPad, you can save money just by using it instead of anything else.
The average mobile browser user pays as much as $23 a month in data charges to download ads and trackers — that’s $276 a year. Brave blocks ads and trackers, so you don’t pay for them.
Fast. Free. Private. Secure. What’s not to like?
Well, for one, advertising is what makes the world go round and blockers take away some revenue from websites you visit regularly. Brave has that cover, too, with a built-in system that can help publishers get something for not running ads.
Settings are more extensive than Safari with most controls aimed at giving you a better browser experience and enhancing privacy and security. Hardware acceleration is built in, so Brave displays complex websites quickly. It even has manual Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn options. Yes, there are extensions built-in, all to give you more privacy options.
Otherwise, download and install and Brave saves you time and bandwidth. I haven’t found a way to whitelist specific websites so their ads will display, though.
Otherwise, you can import bookmarks from Safari and start using Brave as your default Mac browser.