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Brave free download for Mac

Brave

Version 1.47.186.0

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 1.47.186.0

Updated on Jan 26 2023

  • Added the ability to dismiss the end of support message on both Windows 7 and 8.1. (#27649)
  • Fixed crash when viewing sync QR code in certain cases. (#27343)
  • Fixed crash in "DomainBlockNavigationThrottle" in certain cases when adding "$removeparam" rules into "brave://settings/shields/filters". (#27791)
  • Fixed some "$removeparam" filter rules not being applied to document requests. (#27819)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 109.0.5414.119. (#28011)

Information

License

Free

Size

135.5 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.brave.com

Downloads

47931

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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What needs improvements

Bug fixing
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Value

Brave qualities

Value
4.3
Ease of use
4.3
Features
4.2
Reliability
4.0
Customer support
3.8
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 27 2023
1.47.186.0
4.0
Jan 27 2023
4.0
Version: 1.47.186.0
Wow. Brave's autoupdate actually worked this time. A star is born. Back to 4 stars.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 9 2023
108.1.46.144
4.0
Jan 9 2023
4.0
Version: 108.1.46.144
v108.1.46.153 is out. Autoupdate is still broken. Great. I'd give it 4 stars otherwise. Recently, I've found Twitch hates Brave, forcing a lot of attempts to play streams or having to reload pages. Great. :-P
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 9 2022
108.1.46.138
4.0
Dec 9 2022
4.0
Version: 108.1.46.138
Version 108.1.46.140 is out. AND Brave's autoupdate system remains BROKEN, forcing users to manually update. It's great to have the latest and safest Chromium engine inside. It thoroughly SUCKS that the software is too scuffed to actually autoupdate. Shameful. And yes, trying to report anything to the devs is effectively IMPOSSIBLE. (From personal experience). But try anyway.
Spudfry
Spudfry
Dec 6 2022
108.1.46.134
0.0
Dec 6 2022
0.0
Version: 108.1.46.134
Love the ad blocking, torrent feature is still crap though.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 4 2022
1.46.133.0
4.0
Dec 4 2022
4.0
Version: 1.46.133.0
v 1.46.134.0 (108.0.5359.94) is out.
Aargl
Aargl
Nov 14 2022
107.1.45.123.0
5.0
Nov 14 2022
5.0
Version: 107.1.45.123.0
Brave has now become my go-to browser, even though I still use Firefox in certain cases. Brave is fast (because chromium based) and includes a number of useful features that allows removing many addons such as "I don't care about cookies" (enabled checking the "Easylist Cookie" list in the filters), uMatrix and uBlock (just paste your existing uBlock filters in the Custom Filters area in the Shield prefs).
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 10 2022
107.1.45.123.0
4.0
Nov 10 2022
4.0
Version: 107.1.45.123.0
I've had to knock my rating of Brave down a star. Their self-update system is increasingly broken and failing. Having to instead go download each update is stupid. Their History system remains a catastrophe. Reporting bugs to them is a horror of masochism. DISAPPOINTING.
craigm014
craigm014
Nov 3 2022
1.45.118
0.0
Nov 3 2022
0.0
Version: 1.45.118
Most of the comments below are saying that you (macupdate) have been reporting the Brave version incorrectly for some time now. You have lost the leading number in the version (e.g., 107).
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 17 2022
1.44.112.0
4.0
Oct 17 2022
4.0
Version: 1.44.112.0
I've complained to Brave's devs about its History consistently breaking, despite trashing the History file and starting from scratch. The dev site gets contentious and its annoying trying to report bugs. But I did my best. Let's cross our fingers...
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 16 2022
1.44.112.0
4.0
Oct 16 2022
4.0
Version: 1.44.112.0
v106.0.5249.119 (1.44.112) is out.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Sep 27 2022
105.1.43.88
0.0
Sep 27 2022
0.0
Version: 105.1.43.88
The current version is 105.1.43.93
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
5.0
Jun 7 2022
5.0
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.
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