I switched browser to Brave

I don’t do sponsored stuff. I do recommend stuff I like though.

I found a new web browser that looked interesting called Brave Browser a while ago and decided to give it a try (links at bottom).

My main browsers used to be Chrome and Safari. Since about 2-3 weeks back I switched to Brave as my main browser.

The positives
For me these are the main reasons why I chose Brave:
– to get rid of ads (works great)
– earn Basic Attention Tokens aka BAT (you have to opt in)
– block tracking software from sites

Also, if you are a content creator, you can get tipped in BAT by other people who like your content and have BAT. To do this you will need to sign up for Brave Rewards Creators. It’s fairly easy. I did it for this site.
You don’t have to switch to Brave Browser to sign up for Brave Rewards Creators if you do not want to.

It was easy to export bookmarks and the like to Brave from Chrome. Since Brave is built on Chromium most of the extensions for Chrome work in Brave as well.

The negatives
The only negative thing with Brave, for me, is that syncing between devices is not presently an available feature. This is not a big issue for me. It is however a feature that Brave is aware of, and they are working to add it to Brave browser.

Some things that Brave has to say of their browser:

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

Brave loads major news sites up to six times faster than Chrome, Safari and Firefox on mobile and desktop.

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.

… you can donate tokens to your favorite websites.

Get Brave here
To get started, you can use my referral link and download Brave from there.
If you do not want to support me by using my referral link you can just go to https://brave.com/ and download it from there instead.

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