Brave
Brave
90.1.23.71

5.0

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Brave for Mac90.1.23.71

16 April 2021

Secure, Open-Source browser.

What is Brave for Mac

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 Brave

Version 90.1.23.71:
  • Added the ability to customize the top site tiles on the New Tab Page. (#7493)
  • Added support for DNSLink resolution. (#13609)
  • Added "Manage custom filters" option to right click context menu. (#14978)
  • Added the ability to manually refresh status for verified creators in the rewards panel. (#14313)
  • Added IPFS installation progress under brave://ipfs-internals. (#13170)
  • Added "Maximum IPFS cache size (GB)" under brave://settings/ipfs. (#13720)
  • Added RFC3986 support for IPFS. (#13677)
  • Added node status errors under brave://ipfs-internals. (#11976)
  • Implemented verifiable advertiser conversions for Brave Ads. (#13368)
  • Improved Tor user experience by preventing an orphan Tor process. (#14044)
  • Updated adblocking via right click context menu to be editable under the brave://adblock "Custom filters" section. (#9581)
  • Fixed statistical voting issue for auto-contribute which occurred in certain cases. (#15071)
  • Fixed race condition which caused inconsistent wallet UI in the rewards panel. (#13801)
  • Fixed crash reports not being uploaded on Linux. (#14326)
  • Fixed CNAME adblocking breakage in certain cases. (#14755)
  • Fixed ipfs:// background tabs not re-connecting on session restore in certain cases. (#14328)
  • Fixed IPFS URI loading over 127.0.0.1 instead of localhost. (#14499)
  • Fixed HTTP subresources being blocked on an IPFS page when shields are disabled. (#14147)
  • Fixed Tor window being stuck in a disconnected state while Tor circuit is established. (#14461)
  • Fixed ".onion" pages being opened in normal windows in certain cases. (#14188)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 90.0.4430.72. (#15299)

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Septic Monkey
Septic Monkey
Apr 2 2021
89.1.22.71
3.0
Apr 2 2021
3.0
Version: 89.1.22.71
Decided to give this a test-drive. Seemed OK apart from the fact that I keep getting directed to some Chinese shopping site. This has never happened with any other browser I've use or am currently using. I like the built-in torrent client -- that's a bonus.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 5 2021
89.1.21.73
4.0
Mar 5 2021
4.0
Version: 89.1.21.73
Chromium has recently been found to contain a lot of security vulnerabilities. They are gradually being patched over time. Be sure to keep all Chromium renditions, including Brave, UP-TO-DATE!
Spudboy
Spudboy
Feb 22 2021
88.1.20.108
5.0
Feb 22 2021
5.0
Version: 88.1.20.108
Recently went all in on Brave (all devices). Love all of the Extensions that are available. Sync works great.
Vsopat
Vsopat
Dec 4 2020
87.1.17.75
4.0
Dec 4 2020
4.0
Version: 87.1.17.75
I'm fully satisfied by Brave for Mac instead of Chrome. I would like to get delete automatic updates of Brave. Sometimes Brave is not compatible with a site so I use once Firefox and it's OK.
cade1
cade1
Nov 29 2020
87.1.17.73
1.0
Nov 29 2020
1.0
Version: 87.1.17.73
seems to have gotten worse, bloated not better. slow loading, awful on Mojave -- probably apple's fault for screwing up the Sept-Oct-Nov security & safari updates. Brave is not at all good on a low ram Mac mini set up. probably fine if you have lots of ram. this Mac mini doesn't. also I find it confusing to try to optimize; not Mac-like. finally: no way to import safari passwords or link to keychain? impossible to use this as a daily browser for that reason alone. maybe if you want to go thru a proxy but it doesn't have built in vpn either. Nope. not a Mac friendly browser.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 12 2020
86.1.16.75
4.0
Nov 12 2020
4.0
Version: 86.1.16.75
Brave 86.1.16.76 is out. I'm glad they're working on it. But still no sign of fixing its auto-update bugs. :-P
69Z28
69Z28
Nov 12 2020
86.1.16.75
5.0
Nov 12 2020
5.0
Version: 86.1.16.75
The MacUpdate app list the curent vesrion as 86.1.16.75. After the MacUpdate app installs the ‘latest version’ the version is 86.1.16.72. The download from the MacUpdate web page is 86.1.16.72. The download from the Brave web page is 86.1.16.76. Where is Brave 86.1.16.75?
69Z28
69Z28
Nov 12 2020
86.1.16.75
5.0
Nov 12 2020
5.0
Version: 86.1.16.75
Where is Brave 86.1.16.75. The download from the MacUpdate web page is 86.1.16.72. MacUpdate installs the app but the version remains the same. The download from the Brave web page is 86.1.16.76.
George6
George6
Nov 4 2020
86.1.16.72
0.0
Nov 4 2020
0.0
Version: 86.1.16.72
Brave is ok, but you can see that they struggle. they started to add commercials for the home screen and ofc these get enabled by default when you update. i still use it, but i doubt that it has a chance to survive when the big browsers jump on the privacy wagon.
mherndz-1
mherndz-1
Oct 31 2020
86.1.16.68
1.0
Oct 31 2020
1.0
Version: 86.1.16.68
Here we go again. BRave hardly gets updated and already captchas on 3 sites I tried to register at just don't work until I used another foxy browser. So tired of Brave as it is great, but for it not to get updated as much as other browsers, it really is useless. Now I'm done with it until they decide to update it proper.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 21 2020
86.1.15.76
4.0
Oct 21 2020
4.0
Version: 86.1.15.76
Two bugs are preventing Brave from running and finishing its Autoupdate process. IOW: You MUST update Brave manually! I've reported these bugs to the dev project. - - The Bugs: • (1) The automatic update process wrongly pops UNDER its announcement box. This mistake means you'll never see it unless you go looking for it behind your browser window. • (2) The Autoupdate process never finishes but instead throws up an error box reading "Failed to change owner & group on Brave Browser.app to match Brave Browser.app with authorization." I have no idea why this appears as it makes no sense whatsoever. My only guess is that the Autoupdate process drops its provided (and correct) Admin authorization for installment and gives up trying. - - SOLUTION: Get Brave here at MU, download and install. That works perfectly.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 21 2020
86.1.15.76
4.0
Oct 21 2020
4.0
Version: 86.1.15.76
Two bugs are preventing Brave from running and finishing its Autoupdate process. IOW: You MUST update Brave manually! I've reported these bugs to the dev project. - - The Bugs: • (1) The automatic update process wrongly pops UNDER its announcement box. This mistake means you'll never see it unless you go looking for it behind your browser window. • (2) The Autoupdate process never finishes but instead throws up an error box reading "Failed to change owner & group on Brave Browser.app to match Brave Browser.app with authorization." I have no idea why this appears as it makes no sense whatsoever. My only guess is that the Autoupdate process drops it provided (and correct) Admin authorization for installment and gives up trying. - - SOLUTION: Get Brave here at MU, download and install.
mugsuk
mugsuk
Aug 21 2020
84.1.12.114
5.0
Aug 21 2020
5.0
Version: 84.1.12.114
All the functionality of chrome, with no security concerns. Fast and SECURE, so you can just get on with life on the web without any concerns, and no compatibility issues that I have ever experienced
69Z28
69Z28
Aug 20 2020
84.1.12.114
5.0
Aug 20 2020
5.0
Version: 84.1.12.114
The only big problem I have is that Brave language translation does not work as it does in Chrome.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 26 2020
84.1.11.101
4.0
Jul 26 2020
4.0
Version: 84.1.11.101
Works great for me! It's my go-to not-entirely-Chrome. If I run into trouble, I keep a store of other browsers at the ready from iCab to Waterfox, maxed out Firefox and OmniWeb. I even use Safari! But I hate Safari v13.x which wrecked extensions. So I kept a copy of Safari v12.1.2 for more controlled surfing.
mherndz-1
mherndz-1
Jul 11 2020
83.1.10.97
1.0
Jul 11 2020
1.0
Version: 83.1.10.97
OK, so now I"m truly done with Brave. When they finally updated the app, incompatible sites were finally fixed - now it's happened again. I tire of waiting for Brave to to updated, it should be updated every week like Firefox, to which I switched over to now. A shame that Brave is allowed to just sit there for months with no update or fixes. I"m done…
bornbe1
bornbe1
Jul 6 2020
83.1.10.97
1.0
Jul 6 2020
1.0
Version: 83.1.10.97
Bro this app sucks. I bet the developers of Brave Browser actually just copied Chrome a bit.
keishangbanzo
keishangbanzo
May 12 2020
81.1.8.95
2.0
May 12 2020
2.0
Version: 81.1.8.95
Everything is working except the BAT rewards: I have almost no ads appearing when I’m doing researches (4 ads in a week...) even after set up « 5 ads/hour »... Really disappointed as I wanted to help my favorite streamers with this money and I think I deserve it...
Yankguy
Yankguy
Apr 26 2020
81.1.7.98
2.0
Apr 26 2020
2.0
Version: 81.1.7.98
Incompatable
JacAbu
JacAbu
Mar 20 2020
80.1.5.113
2.0
Mar 20 2020
2.0
Version: 80.1.5.113
Multiple sites rejecting latest version of Brave. Great browser but becoming more antagonistic to use. Also, it appears as if the BAT rewards module difficulties have not been resolved.
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Feb 26 2020
80.1.4.95
1.0
Feb 26 2020
1.0
Version: 80.1.4.95
It sucks tremendously that I can't have a plain white window when opening Brave or a new tab. It is pure arrogance from the makers of this software to force pictures onto users. I also do not want to see how much has been blocked, or saved, or upgraded to something better by using Brave (I prefer porn if I need help to masturbate).
Cwr
Cwr
Feb 11 2020
80.1.3.115
1.0
Feb 11 2020
1.0
Version: 80.1.3.115
v --.115. Crashes on Mojave on first launch after download. Will not launch. Done trying.
Hal2007
Hal2007
Feb 10 2020
80.1.3.113
0.0
Feb 10 2020
0.0
Version: 80.1.3.113
This new Mac version is crashing like mad. I'm sorry but it's unusable. Please make it more stable and I'll try again.
mherndz-1
mherndz-1
Feb 9 2020
80.1.3.113
1.0
Feb 9 2020
1.0
Version: 80.1.3.113
Great Brave Update… Really… • Cannot get new extensions because it doesn't connect to the Chrome Web Store that Brave takes you to… • Cannot connect to a site I previously could due to the Javascript being turned off (?)… • I turn it one and STILL cannot connect to that site… • I try to install the 1Password extension FROM the 1password app and the 1Password site I'm taken to does not recognize Brave - Yet it tells me to upgrade TO Brave… • So I reset all settings in Brave and so far it's taking 15 min. and still grinding… This Brave update is a HUGE mess… Deleted yet again… will try again when they can get it right… someday…
Cwr
Cwr
Feb 8 2020
80.1.3.113
1.0
Feb 8 2020
1.0
Version: 80.1.3.113
Now Crashes on launch every.single.time. Just chasing my tail by Clicking "reopen". Tried deleting prefs and Application support files, worked one time. MBPro, Mojave. Sorry guys, buh-bye.
daveu
daveu
Feb 8 2020
80.1.3.113
5.0
Feb 8 2020
5.0
Version: 80.1.3.113
I've been using Brave for about 8 months and I absolutely love it. The only time I ever have trouble with a site is when I have the Shield up. If something's amiss, one simple click of the shield and it's off, then the site reloads perfectly. If anyone is struggling with a site that's important, just take the shield down and you'll be fine. And, you also no longer have to struggle with things not working or loading in Safari, or Chrome demanding that you log back in 15-50 times a day. Now we can all just do what we've always wanted to do... browse problem-free.
Robio
Robio
Jan 16 2020
79.1.2.42
4.0
Jan 16 2020
4.0
Version: 79.1.2.42
Brave has become my daily driver. Everything I want from Chrome (or Chromium) — like multiple user sessions inside one instance — without the Google (or the instability), plus set-and-forget ad/tracker blocking, and the option for helping sites get paid even though their ads are blocked. The only reasons I'm docking it a star: The clock on the new-tab page *still* doesn't follow the system protocol (no 24-hour time), Shields are not as user-friendly and informative as Ghostery, and the occasional bug that takes several iterations to get fixed.
khal72
khal72
Dec 21 2019
79.1.1.23
3.0
Dec 21 2019
3.0
Version: 79.1.1.23
Very good browser but big issues with bookmarks sync !
Scion777
Scion777
Dec 17 2019
79.1.1.21
4.0
Dec 17 2019
4.0
Version: 79.1.1.21
MacUpdate Admins! New version 79.1.1.22 released.
KristenS
KristenS
Dec 8 2019
78.1.0.1
4.0
Dec 8 2019
4.0
Version: 78.1.0.1
Brave is excellent. Super fast and easy to use. I'd like a little more customization, e.g., disabling the home page photos or using my own. And it's not compatible with all sites. I mean, I understand why Google Hangouts forces me to use Chrome, but it's not the only site that's incompatible with Brave. Nevertheless, I use Brave whenever possible. The small number of sites it doesn't work on is a small price to pay for the increase in speed and improved security.
jputting
jputting
Dec 7 2019
78.1.0.1
1.0
Dec 7 2019
1.0
Version: 78.1.0.1
Overall Brave is a fast browser with a lot of potential to become even better and a strong challenger to Google's Chrome. However I would very much like Brave to adopt many of Vivaldi UI customization's. The one thing that really is desirable for me and many others is having the ability to 100% TOTALLY DISABLE Search Suggestions in the Address Bar. In the Vivaldi Preferences you are given a clear choice, you can have your Search Suggestions as provided in the same way that the default Chrome configuration provides them or you can choose to have NO Search Suggestions from any source at all. This is an option that many people have repeatedly requested on the Chrome Support website for quite a long time time. But Chrome have made it very clear on many occasions this is NOT a feature they will ever consider implementing. Vivaldi already has provided this option for quite a long time along with a much more customizable interface. This issue of not being able to disable Search Suggestions is a deal breaker for me and many others. I simply will not use any browser which will not give me the options I want to have. Brave is continuing to slavishly follow Chrome's dictatorial policy in regards to this particular issue. I don't care how fast Brave claims to be, until Brave has a change of policy and gives what we want in terms of choice in regards to Search Suggestions it will never be installed on my mac again.
Scion777
Scion777
Oct 12 2019
77.0.69.135
4.0
Oct 12 2019
4.0
Version: 77.0.69.135
Brave renders the Facebook Messenger page's chatbox correctly - which Firefox does not. However, although one can read the Fox News site, Fox does not allow commenting via Brave. Fine browser, for the most part.
MHerndz
MHerndz
Sep 2 2019
76.0.68.132
4.0
Sep 2 2019
4.0
Version: 76.0.68.132
I Love Brave, I think it's the best browser out there. But had to stop using it as it just was not compatible with a second site that we started to use for business. On this second site we couldn't even create an account properly until switching to another browser. Brave just does not get updated as this other browser, so until it's caught up we just uninstalled Brave altogether. I just can't trust its compatibility yet.
Just-Fred
Just-Fred
Aug 1 2019
76.0.67.123
4.0
Aug 1 2019
4.0
Version: 76.0.67.123
Wow, I've only now just downloaded and fired up Brave, and already I think this will become my default browser! For one, it supports the Dashlane extension, unlike Opera, Vivaldi, Waterfox, and others. I use Dashlane extensively! It's also fast! So far, it renders everything well, and seems rock solid. The best of Firefox and Chrome??? Why not!?
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 4 2019
75.0.66.99
4.0
Jul 4 2019
4.0
Version: 75.0.66.99
Here's an interesting article about Brave vs Google Chrome regarding ad-blocking. Be sure to follow the link in the article regarding Google's "Manifest version 3" proposal for more: 'Brave defies Google's moves to cripple ad-blocking with new 69x faster Rust engine. 'Brave, the Chromium browser with Mozilla roots, throws down an ad-blocking challenge to Google.' https://www.zdnet.com/article/brave-defies-googles-moves-to-cripple-ad-blocking-with-new-69x-faster-rust-engine/ "Developers of Chromium-based browsers like Opera, Brave and Vivaldi, didn't support Google's plans to cripple ad-blockers outlined under its Manifest version 3 proposal.... " (This is possible thanks to Google NOT controlling the Chromium project. Chromium is a branch off the WebKit project, which is a branch off the Konquerer project. It will be forever open source. Haha Google).
Jb4
Jb4
Jun 16 2019
75.0.65.120
5.0
Jun 16 2019
5.0
Version: 75.0.65.120
I had tried this earlier and stopped because it didn't support add-ons. Now it has everything I want. Speed is still blazing fast and it cuts through some annoying pop-ups that other browsers don't. I'd been using Vivaldi primarily, but no longer...
tomtomklub
tomtomklub
Apr 15 2019
73.0.62.51
4.0
Apr 15 2019
4.0
Version: 73.0.62.51
The forced autoupdate really leaves a bad taste in my mouth, I don't care how they rationalize it. Still, of all the Chromium derivatives I've used, this one comes closest to replicating what I like about Chrome without being Chrome.
Aargl
Aargl
Apr 10 2019
73.0.62.51
4.0
Apr 10 2019
4.0
Version: 73.0.62.51
I came back using Brave for the most peculiar reason: I thought "With all the browsers I've installed, why not dedicate one to Facebook, one tab for the main page, one for the messenger?"
I discarded my main browsers, and the ones I already use for dedicated purposes (namely Opera and its VPN), so the remaining choice would be between Brave, Vivaldi and Pale Moon/Arctic Fox/Basilisk.
Vivaldi has an historical issue with some video format and Pale Moon/Arctic Fox/Basilisk didn't gave satisfactory results for one reason or another.
Instead, the current version of Brave is acting quite like Water/Fire-Fox or Chromium and accepts nowadays apparently all of Chrome's extensions!
So I could customize it just to my taste with Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller, 1Password, F.B.Purity, Stylus (with "Clear dark facebook by book777", my favourite Dark mode) and Deluminate (for other sites than FB).
Except for one crash today, it's working just as expected.
Doc-Renaud
Doc-Renaud
Mar 9 2019
72.0.60.48
0.0
Mar 9 2019
0.0
Version: 72.0.60.48
As long as Brave won't support 1Password extension, I can't use it.
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 14 2019
71.0.57.18
4.0
Feb 14 2019
4.0
Version: 71.0.57.18
One more thing that I don't like: there's no "release notes" or "version history" anywhere on their site, impossible to check which is the latest version before downloading it! The only place I finally found something is there: https://www.reddit.com/r/brave_browser
Jpwgibson
Jpwgibson
Jan 12 2019
71.0.57.18
0.0
Jan 12 2019
0.0
Version: 71.0.57.18
I really want to like this browser, but I've encountered the inability to sign into Gmail issue that many have also experienced.

I've tried all the known fixes involving cookies and the Brave "shield" – all to no avail.

Hopefully this browser will one day be ready for prime time.
tomtomklub
tomtomklub
Dec 22 2018
71.0.57.18
4.0
Dec 22 2018
4.0
Version: 71.0.57.18
This couldn't have come at a better time for me. I won't have Google Chrome because what a mess that is, and unfortunately the SMUG build of Chromium is no longer signed. Opera and Vivaldi don't support profiles, but Brave does, so this was an easy switch to make.
Aargl
Aargl
Dec 10 2018
71.0.57.18
4.0
Dec 10 2018
4.0
Version: 71.0.57.18
Finally out of beta! I never thought I'd see this day... :-D Import is working! I had a fast trial, looks everything's ok.
Spudboy
Spudboy
Aug 7 2018
0.23.77
5.0
Aug 7 2018
5.0
Version: 0.23.77
Outstanding Product! For people that actually understand the technology behind this.
PM-R
PM-R
Jul 8 2018
0.22.714
1.0
Jul 8 2018
1.0
Version: 0.22.714
I was looking for a different browser to use with Mavericks 10.9.5 on my mid-2011 iMac and Brave was suggested on a Mac forum, but for whatever reason(s), Brave would not even start without an "unexpectedly quit" notice. So it's a no-go for me, but now completely uninstalled and no uninstaller included. Just a heads-up, and it seems I have to provide some rating in order to post, so even my one star is an over-rating!!!
LeroyMorrison
LeroyMorrison
May 18 2018
0.22.714
0.0
May 18 2018
0.0
Version: 0.22.714
Why would I want to use this browser over something like Google Chrome or Firefox? Can someone tell me why?
Aargl
Aargl
Dec 29 2017
0.19.123
4.0
Dec 29 2017
4.0
Version: 0.19.123
At this pace, I wonder if we'll ever see version 1.0 before we die... ;-)
Aargl
Aargl
Oct 17 2017
0.19.53
4.0
Oct 17 2017
4.0
Version: 0.19.53
I won't give a rating because this promising browser has still a long way to go before it's out of beta... It's fast and all things about security and ads filtering are great, but it's pretty hard to use a browser that has not a proper bookmarks manager... It imports bookmarks from the usual bunch of browsers but it doesn't even import them all! And when you try to manage them or just click on the "Imported" folder in the bookmarks bar, you have to wait forever before something happens... So this is clearly an important area to work on, and it hasn't changed at all since I've started trying it, five or six versions ago.
TheNameless_
TheNameless_
Sep 23 2017
0.18.36
3.5
Sep 23 2017
3.5
Version: 0.18.36
When the tab turns into black the text ( which is description of site ) gets really pixelated and ugly to look at, the "Dashboard"needs to be customizable ..adding sites and being able to delete them unlike what is now ( only few icons which are always there), it has to be sort of like favorites of Safari but by keeping the style which it has now, the need of Evernote or OneNote extension is clearly there, hopefully you guys be able to provide that, overall, nice looking web browser and fast ..Thanks for your work, keep it up, you have still things to do, if you pass those things, you can seriously destroy your competitors beautifully. Thanks for your work.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Aug 23 2017
0.18.23
0.0
Aug 23 2017
0.0
Version: 0.18.23
Sadly does not play well with Wacom Tablet and stylus.. and I have not used a mouse for 2 decades.. so I'm sort of stuck with Chrome.
Poetry
Poetry
Jun 12 2017
0.16.9
4.0
Jun 12 2017
4.0
Version: 0.16.9
Good speed and safety., but needs better bookmark manager. After importing bookmarks, there's no way to list them for easy access along the top or along the left side.
Rsmacupdate
Rsmacupdate
Apr 1 2017
0.12.15
5.0
Apr 1 2017
5.0
Version: 0.12.15
I've been using this for some time now, although i can't remember when I started. It is the first browser I like to go to. It is quick and really cuts down on all the ad garbage. I am giving it a 5 with some hesitancy primarily because it is still a 0.xx.x version level. I really like the protection and privacy I at least seem to be getting. Just a note that Brave is currently at 0.14.1 as of this review on 20170401. I tested it using BrowserScope and here are my results: Security it failed the "toStaticHTML API" test as did Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. It seemed to get stuck "running" the following security tests: "Block reflected XSS" Firefox also get stuck on this one. Chrome passed this one. "Block XSS in CSS" Firefox and Chrome passed this one. "Strict Transport Security" Firefox also get stuck on this one. Chrome passed this one. Safari failed this one. "Block visited link sniffing" Firefox and Chrome passed this one. Bottom line is Brave in in the running on this test. On the Rich Text Tests the results were: Brave [0.14.1] ............................................. 98/114 (time: 706 ms) Chrome [57.0.2987.133 (64-bit)].... 98/114 (time: 543 ms) Firefox [52.0.2 (64-bit)] ........................ 94/114 (time: 1159 ms) Safari [10.0.3 (11602.4.8.0.1)] ........... 98/114 (time: 1016 ms) Selectors API results are here..... Brave [0.14.1] ............................................. 100.0%: 2164 passed, 0 failed Chrome [57.0.2987.133 (64-bit)].... 100.0%: 2164 passed, 0 failed Firefox [52.0.2 (64-bit)] ........................ 100.0%: 2164 passed, 0 failed Safari [10.0.3 (11602.4.8.0.1)] ........... 99.3%: 2148 passed, 16 failed Network Tests: None of the browsers seemed to finish the 17th Network Test. Acid3 Test results... Chrome was the best at 100/100. Then Brave a 99/100 and a color picture. Then Safari at 99/100 buy black and white with strike thru text. and finally, Firefox at 97/100 but with color. It is only one test, but it did, in my mind to a limited extent verify what I had been feeling about Brave. On the strength of my user experience and some testing I have done, I would recommend giving Brave a trial.
TCalhau
TCalhau
Mar 25 2017
0.12.15
4.5
Mar 25 2017
4.5
Version: 0.12.15
This browser is moving to become my default browser. I miss 2 things: An aesthetic function that I can put the Home button in the place where I want it, move it in the bar. However, the most important function I miss to make it final as my default browser is for Brave to become compatible with Cookie ( https://cookie5app.com ). No more is a great browser and recommend it to everyone!
mesacarvin
mesacarvin
Dec 9 2016
0.12.12
5.0
Dec 9 2016
5.0
Version: 0.12.12
This is now my default browser. Many others claim to be fast but Brave browser is the real deal. Sure, there are certain aspects that Brave does not have yet like more available extensions but with the built-in Pocket & Lastpass extension, my work flow doesn't take a massive hit. Looking forward to the development. Even now, it is the best browser I've worked with.
iTruth
iTruth
Nov 23 2016
0.12.10
5.0
Nov 23 2016
5.0
Version: 0.12.10
Wow, this browser has come a long way from when I first used it. There are many small improvements that make it worthy to be my default browser. I will be testing Brave payments for web masters to get paid when we block their ads, a very nice concept.

Ad blocking and compatibility with 1Password are essential and Brave offers both of these things. The one thing I hope to see in the future is trackpad gestures.
iodrew
iodrew
Oct 7 2016
0.11.0
4.5
Oct 7 2016
4.5
Version: 0.11.0
After over 12 years on a Mac and 20 minutes using this browser I'm going out on a limb and saying that this might be the best Mac browser I ever used.
siamlotus
siamlotus
Aug 29 2016
0.11.0
5.0
Aug 29 2016
5.0
Version: 0.11.0
Great browser. Faster than safari and Firefox , even MacUpdate opens fast. The scrolling is not as smooth as Safari even with smooth scrolling enabled. Great to have an inbuilt adblocker that works. HTTPS Everywhere is also something that I like having in a browser. Something else cool is that if you have several tabs open, you can actually see each page by sliding your mouse pointer over each tab.
MacMec
MacMec
Jul 7 2016
0.11.0
4.5
Jul 7 2016
4.5
Version: 0.11.0
Great new concept. Chromium based, but leaving the evil part behind. This is the future and Brave has great potential, also on iOS. I would recommend it to anyone who does not want that tracking ends up in being better than forensic profiling. Cannot play Netflix yet, current version shows missing video library.
Jb4
Jb4
May 28 2016
0.10.0
5.0
May 28 2016
5.0
Version: 0.10.0
Really slick... faster than other browsers which have blocking ad-ons, because it's seamless. Missing a few plug ins I like, but really quick and has a nice look and feel to it.. Been using it fir half a day with no issues/bugs at all.
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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