I have been using it on my iPhone for about three months.
It has problems with much more than five open tabs, but it is stopping the adware.
Just installed it a few hours ago, seems fast, havent used it much though.
Oh Thank you -thank you thank you — God Bless you . I will download IMMEDIATELY!! FREEPER ALERT!!!!
Just downloaded it. I like.
I just installed it and tried out Breibart and got a nasty message about trojans.
I had to use Task Manager to cancel it.
OMG __ IT IS REAL!!! Thank you LORD!!!
I downloaded it last night too, and so far it is, how do you say, the bomb? Fast, clean, easy to use.
Based on the Brave About page, it looks like their goal is to monetize all of your page clicks:
“The web has become a different place. With the ad-tech ecosystem out of control, users have revolted and blocking ads has become the new weapon of choice for improving their browsing speed, safety and privacy. Unfortunately, blocking alone results in a race to the bottom where nobody wins. Without the ability for content creators to earn money for their efforts, users could be left with fewer sites to browse, relegated to hand-picked content from controlled sources.
Brave aims to transform the online ad ecosystem with micropayments and a new revenue-sharing solution to give users and publishers a better deal, where fast, safe browsing is the path to a brighter future for the open web.”
Also, their goal isn’t to block ads, but simply to replace other companies’ ads with their OWN ads!
Basically this “browser” looks like an advertising platform that’s attempting to monetize other people’s content.
I downloaded it this afternoon, and have been playing with it. It still isn’t clear to me how the ad sharing works. When I turn it on, it tells me I need to contribute $5 since I haven’t viewed any of their approved ads yet. (I did select the ad version instead of the ad-free). So I turned it back off.
I don’t want to get involved with bitcoin at this point, so I am willing to split the kickback between FR and one or two other sites if I can figure out how to do that at no cost to me.
I do not yet see it in downloads.
Though i am very new at this. I see something called ‘brave browse’ but that is from 2014 and was renamed.
Will keep checking on this though. Thanks.
Got this error
The Procedure entry point GetCurrentProcessExplicitAppUserModelID could not be located in the dynamic link library SHELL32.dll
It doesn’t have a drop down bookmark option. I imported my bookmarks from Firefox, but the bookmarks manager opens in a tab. Not a fan of that.
trying it now. it was easy to download and install. Using windows 10+.
We’ll see. I can put up with some ads. I just hate it when I’m just starting to read and an add takes over my screen or when ads keep making my screen jump up and down or small videos just start playing in a sidebar. I don’t want no stinkin ad videos!
These things have made my puter almost unusable.
For now, Brave is a godsend.
Wow.. VERY fast, even LiveLeak.. will take come getting used to though.
Will also have to wait for a Linux version :/
Do you think there will ever be a possibility of being able to use greasemonkey (like here, so we can get a good view of the posting tree)?
Bookmark for later
I have from a friend closely involved with Brave and this is what I understood from them about how it works:
Brave will not insert ads without user consent so you have to opt in (which is fair as a means to repay the content provider for using their time and bandwidth).
Ads are matched privately on your device, no signals or cookies out and ad impressions or other attribution/confirmation communicated out, so you can stay anonymous.
Their revenue model is they get a percentage of what they share. So they don’t track you or otherwise make money off of you if you don’t opt-in to the ads, in fairness it is good if users opt in so they can get revenue too. (I have been)