Monthly Archives: November 2020

I’m Leaving Brave Browser

About 8 months ago I decided to change to Brave as my primary browser.

I had some mixed feelings using Brave. There are things that I did not like with Brave. Primarily the frequent updates (this messes up my work flow as I usually have many windows active with multiple folders in different workspaces on Mac and a browser restart brings most of the windows back into a single workspace), some sites not working as intended (I think this is due to the script blocking on Brave, but I am not certain), and the lack of a stable sync between devices.

These were issues I really didn’t like, but Brave did offer BAT earnings for using their browser in the form of shared ad revenue in return.

When I started using Brave, the BAT were around 20-23 BAT a month for my part. This amount was enough to keep me as a user and to look past the issues mentioned above and other more minor things.

Now the BAT earnings have dropped about 80% ~4-5 BAT a month (less than $1 worth). As it is now I do not see the BAT earnings moving up to the level it used to be at when I started using Brave. This makes the BAT earnings insignificant.

The main thing that kept me from leaving Brave was that the original level of the BAT revenue enabled me to buy a book on Amazon after a couple of moths use. Now that BAT revenue has dropped so much my incentives for using their browser is gone.

The privacy ups that one gets by using Brave I believe one can get from available extensions in overall better browsers. Thus I am leaving Brave and moving back to my old browsers (primarily Safari & Chrome).