A Firefox user for many, many years, I switched over to Brave probably around 2 - 3 years ago.
I like many features of the browser. But there is one huge glaring problem…the search engine. Not to put too fine a point on it, but it’s lame, as in it does not return relevant results for many of my searches. Instead, its search engine behavior is similar to the other mainstream browsers, like too similar. I’m talking about Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Bing, etc. I have experimented with many other browsers’ search function as well, all in an effort to find one that actually goes out and gets relevant information on the thing I’m searching for. Brave essentially does the same thing all these other browsers do with search, which is to, most of the time, return irrelevant search results, having little or even nothing to do with the topic I entered into the search field. For that reason, I have all but abandoned Brave search in favor or Yandex. This should not be. Brave has an awesome feature set, looks great, and is intuitive. But until the devs fix the search function, so it actually does the thing I want it to do: y’know, go out and retrieve the thing(s) I’m searching for, I will refrain from using it. And if this trend toward sub par search results continues, it’s a safe bet that I’ll be switching to Yandex (or another equally sufficient search engine) not just for my search engine needs, but for all my browser needs in the future.
Brave is cutting edge in everything else. But at the end of the day what I really want is a search engine that doesn’t filter my searches, returning a bunch of generic drivel having little or nothing to do with what I searched for. Brave devs please fix this.
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