A Browser Built to Perform

Your web browser is the most important tool on your computer; it hosts your entire online life. You use it to connect with friends, stream your favorite TV shows, pay bills, and maybe even to earn your living — which is why it should consistently deliver the best performance. You have choices, so choose a browser that works hard to make your online life as fast as it can possibly be.

With 3x faster page load times than Google Chrome,1 33% less memory usage,2 and up to one hour more battery life, Brave is the browser that’s built to perform. Unlike Google Chrome,3 Brave automatically blocks ads that track you, allowing your content to load quicker. And since Brave is powered by the same engine as Google Chrome, all of your favorite Chrome extensions are still readily available for use. The difference? Brave delivers superior performance because of our commitment to protect user privacy. It’s truly a win-win.

Brave Is Built For Speed

Brave is extremely fast. On your computer, Brave loads pages 3x as fast as Google Chrome. On your phone, it’s even faster.4 These speeds don’t happen by accident. By blocking ads and trackers automatically, Brave saves time by downloading less.5

When you browse with Google Chrome, your private information, including the websites you visit,6 is collected and saved so that Google and their partners can target you with invasive ads. That’s right: your browsing experience is being compromised so that advertisers, big tech companies, and other nosy nobodies can make a buck. Brave blocks this garbage automatically so that your content can load at maximum speed.

Curious to know all of the creepy stuff that Brave has blocked during your browsing session? Just click the Brave lion logo next to your search bar to find out what Brave’s built-in blocker, Brave Shields, is up to.

No more annoying pop-up blocker notifications like those you get with Google Chrome. Managing Brave Shields is just as easy. To disable blocking on a particular site, adjust your Shields settings and continue on your way.

High-Performance, Low Impact

Computers can only store so much information and perform so many instructions before they start slowing down. Brave puts less strain on your computer’s performance than Google Chrome regardless of how much you ask of it. Even with multiple tabs open at once, Brave uses less memory than Google Chrome — like, up to 66% less. That means your computer can effortlessly run other programs in the background.

Brave also beats out Google Chrome in battery use, consuming 35% less battery in tests on mobile. Brave has been shown to outperform every other popular mobile browser in energy consumption, saving over one hour of battery life compared to Google Chrome.7

saving over one hour of battery life compared to Google Chrome.

So, by all means, feel free to play Animal Crossing and run music in the background without worrying about running out of juice. Brave is built to make sure that your time spent online is time (and power) well spent.

Browsing Made Easy

Just like Google Chrome, Brave works across all devices, from mobile to desktop. Use Brave Sync to securely share your saved bookmarks, settings, and passwords so that you can seamlessly transition between screens.8 9 10 Once synced, getting logged out of Instagram on your phone is no big deal. Your laptop remembers the password.

We’ve also made it easy to switch from your old browser to Brave without losing any of your saved information. Simply Download Brave and select “Import” to instantly replicate your entire workspace. Find everything from your top visited websites to how much time you’ve saved since downloading Brave on the new tab page. Whether you want to manage your bookmarks or use a different default search engine, all of the tools you need to customize your browsing experience are located in easy-to-find places. Because the only place you should be searching for things is on the Internet.

Many of today’s popular web browsers are stealing your time, data, and battery life. Take back control of your time spent online. Download Brave to kick-start a better browsing experience.

  1. https://brave.com/brave-launches-next-generation-browser/ Brave saves¹ an average of 27 seconds per page load against Chrome on macOS and 22 seconds per page against Firefox, and Brave uses 58% less data than Chrome to load those same pages. ↩︎

  2. https://brave.com/brave-one-dot-zero-performance-methodology-and-results/ “Since having 2-5 tabs open is the most common case, with 5 pages open on Windows Brave takes up about 800MB on average across the different combinations, while Chrome is 1,270MB and Firefox is 1,200MB. That’s an improvement of more than 33% for Brave over both.” ↩︎

  3. https://www.maketecheasier.com/chrome-extensions-fast-browsing/ But FasterChrome does something even smarter. It tracks your mouse movement, and if you hover over a hyperlink for a mere 65 milliseconds, it starts preloading the site that that hyperlink leads to (saving an estimated 300 milliseconds per clicked link). ↩︎

  4. https://www.computerworld.com/article/3292619/the-brave-browser-basics-what-it-does-how-it-differs-from-rivals.html On the desktop, Brave loads pages twice as fast as Chrome ...On a smartphone, Brave loads pages up to eight times faster than Chrome (Android) or Safari (iOS). ↩︎

  5. https://www.computerworld.com/article/3292619/the-brave-browser-basics-what-it-does-how-it-differs-from-rivals.html Brave downloads much less content from a website than any browser sans an ad blocking extension ↩︎

  6. https://www.google.com/chrome/privacy/ Browsing history information. For example, Chrome stores the URLs of pages that you visit, a cache of text, images and other resources from those pages, and, if the network actions prediction feature is turned on, a list of some of the IP addresses linked from those pages. ↩︎

  7. https://greenspector.com/en/top-2018-least-energy-hungry-browsers-for-your-smartphone/ “Brave takes the lead with 7h26mn estimated autonomy for a continuous web use….We observe that the 3 historical and recognized players (Microsoft, Google and Mozilla) are at the bottom of the ranking.” ↩︎

  8. https://twitter.com/brave/status/1273767579601887232?lang=en “Our new Sync functionality is available now in our Nightly desktop version for testing, and will be in our general release and mobile in several weeks. Bookmarks, extensions, history, settings and more are now in Sync,...” ↩︎

  9. https://brave.com/features/ However, Brave does not have the keys to decrypt your data. ↩︎

  10. https://kb.nmsu.edu/page.php?id=72656 With a sync passphrase, you can add an extra layer of encryption so Google can’t read your data. ↩︎

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