Brave
Brave
80.1.3.118

2.6

Brave free download for Mac

Brave

80.1.3.118
19 February 2020

Secure, Open-Source browser.

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 Brave

Version 80.1.3.118:
Added:
  • Flag under brave://flags to re-enable sync.
Improved:
  • P3A metrics for wallet states.
Reduced:
  • Interval between P3A pings from 1 hour to 1 minute.
Fixed:
  • Tokens not being successfully unblinded in certain cases leading to reduced balances.
  • Sync crash when re-creating a new sync chain.
  • Three consecutive sync updates will result in data deletion.
  • Sync crash in certain cases.
  • Incorrect Terms of Service link being used during onboarding and the rewards panel.
Upgraded:
  • Chromium to 80.0.3987.116.

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MHerndz
02 September 2019

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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.
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Version 76.0.68.132
Cwr
11 February 2020
v --.115. Crashes on Mojave on first launch after download. Will not launch. Done trying.
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Version 80.1.3.115
Hal2007
10 February 2020
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.
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Version 80.1.3.113
mherndz-1
09 February 2020
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…
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Version 80.1.3.113
Cwr
08 February 2020
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.
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Version 80.1.3.113
daveulrich
08 February 2020
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.
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Version 80.1.3.113
Robio
16 January 2020
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.
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Version 79.1.2.42
khal72
21 December 2019
Very good browser but big issues with bookmarks sync !
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Version 79.1.1.23
Scion777
17 December 2019
MacUpdate Admins! New version 79.1.1.22 released.
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Version 79.1.1.21
KristenS
08 December 2019
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.
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Version 78.1.0.1
jputting
07 December 2019
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.
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Version 78.1.0.1