Apr 24, 2020


November 2023 update: With a heavy heart I've returned to using Google Chrome as my default browser. A small but meaningful percentage of webpages had performance issues on Brave, which accrued to a real usability cost.

Previously: Harden your browser, Try your phone on grayscale, Delayed Gratification, Surveillance capitalism: definitions

I've been using Brave as my browser on my little laptop for a few months now, and just switched over to it on my bigger machine as well.

I think it's strictly better than Chrome – a bit faster and less data tracking (so it buys you a little space from Google's data hegemony).

The Brave homepage gives a nice overview of its features.

It took me about a half hour to completely switch over – most of that time was re-installing Chrome extensions. (Brave is built on Chromium so every Chrome extension is compatible with it, which is great because I love my browser extensions.)

The extensions I use: