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Brave free download for Mac

Brave

Version 1.66.110.0

Secure, Open-Source browser.

3.6
Based on 69 user ratesRead reviews & comments
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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 1.66.110.0

Updated on May 17 2024

  • Fixed Brave VPN status being out of sync with macOS after waking from sleep. (#29500)
  • Fixed extension generated blobs not being accessible because of blob partitioning. (#38256)
  • Fixed context menu not being displayed for the sidebar button. (#36747)
  • Fixed cross-engine exceptions in "Standard" ad-blocking mode. (#36940)
  • Fixed bookmarks bar hover effect. (#35832)
  • Fixed incorrect browser pin state on Windows in certain cases. (#26301)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 125.0.6422.60. (#38350) (Changelog for 125.0.6422.60)

Full list of changes available here

Information

License

Free

Size

289.7 MB

Developer’s website

https://brave.com/

Downloads

58991

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15 or later
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What customer like

Privacy
Price
Security

What needs improvements

Bug fixing
Customization
Support

Brave qualities

Value
4.5
Ease of use
4.4
Features
4.3
Reliability
4.1
Customer support
3.8

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 11 2024
1.65.130.0
4.0
May 11 2024
4.0
Version: 1.65.130.0
v1.65.132.0 is out. "Upgraded Chromium to 124.0.6367.202. (#38205) (Changelog for 124.0.6367.202)."
Macsmurf
Macsmurf
May 2 2024
1.65.126.0
0.0
May 2 2024
0.0
Version: 1.65.126.0
Just to point out that the Macupdate link only downloads the Intel version, if you have an ARM Mac you need to download the Universal version from the developer's website.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 17 2024
1.64.122.0
4.0
Apr 17 2024
4.0
Version: 1.64.122.0
v1.65.114.0 is out. The Change Log is here: https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/blob/master/CHANGELOG_DESKTOP.md - - My gripes remain its propensity to CRASH and its return to having a thoroughly worthless "Show Full History." Thankfully, the menubar History is working reasonably. It remains my favorite, far more useful than Safari, a mostly reasonable Chromium derivative. I keep good old Firefox around. I also keep an updated source Chromium and a bunch of the obscure browsers. OmniWeb lives on as my no-extensions browser, albeit in constant beta test form.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 11 2024
1.64.116.0
4.0
Apr 11 2024
4.0
Version: 1.64.116.0
v1.64.122.0 is out. "• Upgraded Chromium to 123.0.6312.122"
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 6 2024
1.63.165.0
4.0
Mar 6 2024
4.0
Version: 1.63.165.0
v1.63.169.0 is out. "Web3 - • Implemented autofill of token details when adding EVM tokens. General - • Fixed inability to login to SharePoint by enabling Cookie Partitioning. • Fixed certain browser themes not being correctly applied to the tab strip. • Upgraded Chromium to 122.0.6261.111."
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 31 2024
121.1.62.153
4.0
Jan 31 2024
4.0
Version: 121.1.62.153
v121.1.62.156 is out.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 11 2024
120.1.61.114
4.0
Jan 11 2024
4.0
Version: 120.1.61.114
v120.1.61.116 is out. "Upgraded Chromium to 120.0.6099.217."
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 7 2023
1.61.100.0
4.0
Dec 7 2023
4.0
Version: 1.61.100.0
v1.61.101.0 is out. "Upgraded Chromium to 120.0.6099.71. (#34740)." - - I remain pleased to see History is still working. Blessed be we. 😉
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 30 2023
119.1.60.125
4.0
Nov 30 2023
4.0
Version: 119.1.60.125
"Show Full History" started working with this update. It's a miracle. /s I've been reporting directly to them about their History failure for years. Years. I'm not holding my breath. But if History keeps actually working, I'll give them 5 stars. For now, 4 stars because I want to see if this miracle lasts. - - BTW: I use a variety of ad blockers with Brave with great success. (Take that Google!) But when mean old websites block ME in response, I'm using good old reliable OmniWeb. Yes, Omni still offer it and update it. It has no ad blocking, shows the mean old websites, then I Quit OmniWeb. Ad surveillance dies with it. Ha ha!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 8 2023
119.1.60.110
4.0
Nov 8 2023
4.0
Version: 119.1.60.110
v119.1.60.114 is out. (Please Ignore typo below).
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 8 2023
119.1.60.110
4.0
Nov 8 2023
4.0
Version: 119.1.60.110
v119.1.60.110 is out. "• Added a first-party exception list to the correct adblock engine. (#34081) • Upgraded Chromium to 119.0.6045.124. (#34164)" - - Hopefully this update ends the crashing bug.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 25 2023
118.1.59.122
4.0
Oct 25 2023
4.0
Version: 118.1.59.122
v118.1.59.124.0 is out. The old Change Log link throws a 444. (0_o) The new Change Log is at: https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/blob/master/CHANGELOG_DESKTOP.md - - "• Web3 - Fixed "Market" tab displaying incorrect colors for increased/decreased prices. • General - Brave Ad Block Resources Library now updates via Component Updater on a more frequent basis, to always have most recent Ad Block lists. - Upgraded Chromium to 118.0.5993.117."
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 19 2023
1.59.120.0
4.0
Oct 19 2023
4.0
Version: 1.59.120.0
Boo! Both stupid and scary: Brave does a sit&spin rather than actually finding if it needs this update. That means it's back to DIY updating again. *gag* - - SO MANY BUGS.... I'm knocking it down a star today. I wish I had insight into why they're so oblivious to obvious bugs, including those I've personally reported repeatedly. Then again, I'm glad Brave is, despite the clunk and lazy factors, still around. *sigh*
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 14 2023
117.1.58.124
4.0
Sep 14 2023
4.0
Version: 117.1.58.124
Yay! Happiness is: Brave told me all-by-itself that it had an update to v117.1.58.124 ! ! ! It can detect updates again without having to ask! Astounding. Let's hope it lasts! I am also pleased that the dev team is putting out rapid updates to keep Brave safe and secure. - -> Now if only they'd FIX BROWSER HISTORY [dammit!], after so many of us have been hounding them literally for YEARS ! ! ! I'm getting the idea that they have no-clue how to get it working properly. "Full History" is never, ever anything but BLANK. I decided it's time to knock off a star for that supreme dopey dev deficit. Sheesh.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 14 2023
116.1.57.64
4.0
Sep 14 2023
4.0
Version: 116.1.57.64
Note that vv116.1.57.64 includes a critical SECURITY PATCH for CVE-2023-4863, an in-the-wild exploit of Google's WebP image format. It sets off a heap buffer overflow in the libwebp library. Buffer overflows can result in app crashing or the running of malware code inside the application. ALL Chromium derived browsers are affected and should be updated ASAP. Firefox apparently has already protected its browser against the hack. - -> At the moment, Brave does a sit-&-spin routine rather than updating. If you find Brave failing to update, download the latest version from the Brave website and install it, again ASAP.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 25 2023
1.57.53.0
4.0
Aug 25 2023
4.0
Version: 1.57.53.0
Brave isn't universal, again? PITA. What's downloading is the x86 version. :-P - - Gripe Chatter: I don't know why the devs play like this. I use Brave on Windows 11 ARM as well and they also mess about with that version! If you happen to install the wrong variation installer, you end up with a permanently broken self-update system. You follow their instructions to uninstall and undo the damage in the register, reinstall, and the same problem continues. Sometimes... SoMeTiMeS... POW! Right in the kisser!
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jul 22 2023
115.1.56.9
0.0
Jul 22 2023
0.0
Version: 115.1.56.9
I understand it blocks ads and blocks trackers, smooth browsing...etc. But for searching it uses the big G I assume ? So, Google still has a certain degree of influence and control.
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 28 2023
1.52.126.0
5.0
Jun 28 2023
5.0
Version: 1.52.126.0
Very soon (probably in September), Brave will no longer support macOS 10.13 and macOS 10.14, like every other Chromium based browser (starting with Chromium 117, as mentioned here: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/7679408?sjid=17965114008174679200-EU#noSuppMacOS114). Therefore, we'll have to choose between staying with an outdated version of Brave and switching to Chromium-legacy. I'm currently testing the latter and it seems to work perfectly (with less options than Brave). Of course, the usual caveat applies when entering your bank credentials in a browser... ;-) I personally stick to Firefox for that.
Aargl
Aargl
May 31 2023
114.1.52.117
5.0
May 31 2023
5.0
Version: 114.1.52.117
I love Brave, but when they decide that your OS version is too old, there's a banner saying that you won't get any update if you don't upgrade your OS: ok, display it once but not every time Brave is launched! Or give the user a checkbox to dismiss it: if a computer is unable to run a recent OS, this only entices us to go back one version of Brave only to get rid of that alert... What's the point, security wise?
charlesturner724
charlesturner724
May 18 2023
113.1.51.118
0.0
May 18 2023
0.0
Version: 113.1.51.118
Hello! Hope you are fine. 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. Thanksss
vyvc-1
vyvc-1
May 14 2024
1.65.132.0
1.0
May 14 2024
1.0
Version: 1.65.132.0
Vyggo
Vyggo
Apr 25 2024
1.65.122.0
4.0
Apr 25 2024
4.0
Version: 1.65.122.0
nolen
nolen
Apr 5 2024
1.64.116.0
1.0
Apr 5 2024
1.0
Version: 1.64.116.0
Satcomer
Satcomer
Feb 2 2024
1.62.156.0
5.0
Feb 2 2024
5.0
Version: 1.62.156.0
mvbarin
mvbarin
Nov 29 2023
119.1.60.125
5.0
Nov 29 2023
5.0
Version: 119.1.60.125
ArekW
ArekW
Nov 4 2023
119.1.60.110
5.0
Nov 4 2023
5.0
Version: 119.1.60.110
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 25 2023
118.1.59.122
4.0
Oct 25 2023
4.0
Version: 118.1.59.122
lfwx
lfwx
Oct 5 2023
117.1.58.137
1.0
Oct 5 2023
1.0
Version: 117.1.58.137
shca
shca
Sep 23 2023
117.1.58.131
1.0
Sep 23 2023
1.0
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unvv
unvv
Sep 18 2023
117.1.58.127
1.0
Sep 18 2023
1.0
Version: 117.1.58.127
Itistoday
Itistoday
Sep 9 2023
116.1.57.62
5.0
Sep 9 2023
5.0
Version: 116.1.57.62
fulvio-lanteri-1
fulvio-lanteri-1
Mar 23 2023
111.1.49.128
5.0
Mar 23 2023
5.0
Version: 111.1.49.128
Aargl
Aargl
Nov 14 2022
107.1.45.123.0
5.0
Nov 14 2022
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Sigil
Sigil
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104.1.42.88
4.0
Aug 14 2022
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xouzouras
xouzouras
Jul 23 2022
102.1.39.122
4.0
Jul 23 2022
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Drtyrell969
Drtyrell969
Mar 30 2022
99.1.36.117
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The_Blinded
The_Blinded
Mar 14 2022
99.1.36.112
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firewall00110
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99.1.36.112
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Freenergy
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91.1.25.73
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91.1.25.73
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91.1.25.70
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91.1.25.70
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90.1.24.85
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