I just thought I’d let your team know I’ve decided to stop using brave. I originally punted this browser to everyone I know. You could argue that this is free software, and it is. However I was a largely hoping to start investing in things like brave payments.
I decided not to after using this browser and really enjoying it.
Some major reasons:
- You guys depend too much on chromium and their release cycles and bugfixes &
- Your critical bugs just seem to be lingering.
A good example of this is the issue here: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/14346
There are a lot of people who just currently can’t download at all . This is a highly severe problem, having my browser crash every single time I click a download link. I logged a bug like others over two weeks ago and its just sitting there. I understand that as a company you’ve got a lot to do. But when as a consumer I can’t even download anything and have to use a seperate browser everytime I do its a problem.
This coupled with some other large defects around Tor, checkbox rendering and other things where I can’t experience sites how I should has become problem.
I loved the idea of an adblocker but it just doesn’t hold up either. I switched back to another browser and plugged in uBlock origin and am now at peace again. Unfortunately now I can’t support sites in a more meaningful way.
Too bad though, I really thought you guys had great potential, but what’s currently released isn’t usable for me and several others I chat to.
Hope you manage to get it right. Best of luck.