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Brave
Brave
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Brave free download for Mac

Brave

Version 105.1.43.88

Secure, Open-Source browser.

3.7
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Brave overview

Brave automatically blocks ads and trackers, making it faster and safer than your current browser. Soon, micropayments and better ads will give users and publishers a better deal. Up to a whopping 60% of page-load time is caused by the underlying ad technology that loads into various places each time you hit a page on your favorite news site. And 20% of this is time spent on loading things that are trying to learn more about you.

  • Browse Faster - Brave blocks trackers and intrusive ads that can slow you down on the web.
  • Browse Safer - Brave keeps you and your information safer, effectively shielding you from 3rd party tracking and malvertisement.
  • Browse Better - With Brave, you can choose whether to see ads that respect your privacy or pay sites directly. Either way, you can feel good about helping fund content creators.
Features
  • Brave blocks harmful advertising - There's a new ad game in town. It's called "Malvertising". The latest display ad technology can install malware on your laptop without your knowledge. But not with Brave watching your back.
  • Brave redirects sites to HTTPS - We've integrated HTTPS Everywhere into every Brave browser to make sure you are always moving your bits across the safest possible pipe.
  • Brave blocks tracking pixels and tracking cookies - Do you ever get that feeling that someone is watching you when you see an ad for something you bought a few days ago? We make sure you aren't being tracked while you shop online and browse your favorite sites.

What’s new in version 105.1.43.88

Updated on Sep 01 2022

  • Upgraded Chromium to 105.0.5195.102. (#25173)

Information

License

Free

Size

221 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.brave.com

Downloads

45071

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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What customer like

Privacy
Price
User Experience

What needs improvements

Bug fixing
Value
Customization

Brave qualities

Value
4.2
Ease of use
4.2
Features
4.0
Reliability
3.8
Customer support
3.6
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RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Aug 9 2022
102.1.39.122
0.0
Aug 9 2022
0.0
Version: 102.1.39.122
The current version is 104.1.42.88
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jun 14 2022
100.1.37.116
0.0
Jun 14 2022
0.0
Version: 100.1.37.116
The current version is 102.1.39.122 (my typo fixed)
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jun 14 2022
100.1.37.116
0.0
Jun 14 2022
0.0
Version: 100.1.37.116
The current version is 101.1.39.122
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 7 2022
100.1.37.116
4.0
Jun 7 2022
4.0
Version: 100.1.37.116
I've been quite happy with Brave for 6 months now, but there's a very infuriating downside to it: once in a while, without apparent reasons, it completely forgets my extensions! They seem to be there in the folder, but won't appear in the browser. Until now, I've always succeeded in restoring them thanks to Time Machine, but not this time, even going back one month before. :-( Their support forum is full of such complaints since many years ago, without any satisfying answer. I recall I had the same issue in Chromium when migrating to a different computer, though, so it may be a Chromium issue. Even if this last one didn't happen after an update, I had to come back to v1.37.113 for Time Machine's restoration to work!!!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 14 2022
100.1.37.116
4.0
May 14 2022
4.0
Version: 100.1.37.116
v101.1.38.115 is now out.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 14 2022
100.1.37.116
4.0
May 14 2022
4.0
Version: 100.1.37.116
v101.0.4951.64 is out. It's a minor update.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 19 2022
100.1.37.113
4.0
Apr 19 2022
4.0
Version: 100.1.37.113
v100.1.37.116 is out. (AKA...). "Upgraded Chromium to 100.0.4896.127"... which patches two security flaws, one of which is being exploited in the wild (CVE-2022-1364). I.E. update ASAP.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 13 2022
99.1.36.117
4.0
Apr 13 2022
4.0
Version: 99.1.36.117
v100.0.4896.88 is out. (AKA v1.37.113). It's an upgrade to the current version of Chromium, which includes 11 security patches, 8 of which are rated "High". Update ASAP.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 20 2022
99.1.36.112
4.0
Mar 20 2022
4.0
Version: 99.1.36.112
v99.1.36.117 is out.
Septic Monkey
Septic Monkey
Mar 19 2022
99.1.36.112
3.0
Mar 19 2022
3.0
Version: 99.1.36.112
I really really want to use this. I like look and feel of it and Brave seems quite speedy. However, the private window with built-in Tor isn't working / not connecting. Brave is also not allowing me access to its extensions store. However, it does seem to function quite well without the need for adblockers that I would have otherwise installed. I do feel reassuringly safe using Brave, but I would love access to a built-in VPN function too, now that Opera has ceased this function.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 13 2022
98.1.35.101
4.0
Mar 13 2022
4.0
Version: 98.1.35.101
v99.1.36.112 is out!
yoxaxah151
yoxaxah151
Feb 12 2022
98.1.35.101
0.0
Feb 12 2022
0.0
Version: 98.1.35.101
Brave has improved a lot over time. I use it for quite a lot of stuff I used to use FF for.
hotsuga253
hotsuga253
Feb 12 2022
98.1.35.101
1.0
Feb 12 2022
1.0
Version: 98.1.35.101
Can not block the Brave's own ad, very very Bad thing.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Feb 11 2022
97.1.34.80
0.0
Feb 11 2022
0.0
Version: 97.1.34.80
The current version is 98.1.35.101
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 8 2022
96.1.32.106
4.0
Jan 8 2022
4.0
Version: 96.1.32.106
v97.1.34.80 is now the current version, dated January 6, 2022.
iamduguk
iamduguk
Jan 8 2022
96.1.32.106
0.0
Jan 8 2022
0.0
Version: 96.1.32.106
It doesn't work on an M1 Mac. Opens multiple unrequested pages and shuts you out of the one you're looking for. It's ****ing **** and Brave need to fix it before thew screw up my 3 grand laptop.
somebraveuser
somebraveuser
Dec 9 2021
96.1.32.106
0.0
Dec 9 2021
0.0
Version: 96.1.32.106
Regarding the auto-update bug some have previously mentioned, I had this issue for ages until I put the app in my local folder, that is in "~/Applications/Brave Browser.app" instead of globally for all users in "/Applications/Brave Browser.app". That fixed the issue, it updates by itself without issue now. Yeah chromium, but much better privacy-wise than Edge/Chrome/Opera.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 16 2021
95.1.31.88
4.0
Nov 16 2021
4.0
Version: 95.1.31.88
v96.0.4664.45 is now the current version of Brave. Be sure to update as Chromium is suffering from a continuing barrage of security flaws.
simpsonkenw
simpsonkenw
Nov 13 2021
95.1.31.88
5.0
Nov 13 2021
5.0
Version: 95.1.31.88
I have tried every browser - and found Brave to be not only the best - but the most reliable - and the best value - and its free.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 29 2021
95.1.31.87
4.0
Oct 29 2021
4.0
Version: 95.1.31.87
v95.1.31.88 is out with more security patches.
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