I tried it for a while and quickly decided against it.
- Sure it blocks ads, but you have zero control over the ads that you block. Indeed the business model is about making Brave the arbiter for what sort of ads you get to see. They are essentially an advertiser network integrated directly into the browser (while preventing other networks’ ads from showing up). There’s the privacy implication of your browser also being your advertisement network, there’s absolutely no escape from their tracking. I like the feature that enables you to donate money to sites that you visit.
- It feels very buggy to use. It uses significantly more memory than Chrome, and keeps crashing.
What’s your experience with Brave like? How long have you used it for?