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Brave May Be A Better Browser for iPhone
Privacy is front and center with Brave. It promises to cut down on tracking and ads plus offers its own independent search engine. All of that…
Privacy is front and center with Brave. It promises to cut down on tracking and ads plus offers its own independent search engine. All of that in a free app. That initially made me suspicious because I always live by the motto that if something is free, you’re the product. In this case, the Brave browser is free though its VPN functionality is not.
This VPN and firewall is Brave’s moneymaker. It’s a monthly fee or yearly with a discount. This VPN and firewall will take your privacy to a whole other level, blocking any chance of advertisers trying to track you through your internet usage.
Brave claims to up your battery life as well. I’m a bit skeptical, but the explanation is only good. By loaned pages faster — three times on average — it yields up to an hour of additional battery life. Even if that isn’t 100 percent true for everyone, faster loading pages is welcomed.
That additional load time is enabled thanks to the built-in third-party ad blocker and script blocker which causes pages to display more quickly. This yields faster browsing, the aforementioned battery life improvements, and less overall data used.
There are other unique features of the Brave browser as well. It has a custom news feed with hundreds of publishers that you can curate. No need to get kicked back to the browser from other readers or feeds. In addition, it an integrated media player. Brave Playlist allows you to add media to the playlist for future playback — even offline.
Apple’s Safari browser is incredibly secure and helps with privacy, but not in the same way the Brave does. For Safari, you need to download additional plugins to achieve what Brave offers out of the box. If you are looking for an easy way to increase your privacy, speed up your browsing, and maybe get a few new features in your web browser, take a look at Brave. Quick tip — it can be set as your default browser so it’s always at your fingertips.
But enough about other people's apps.