Thoughts on migrating to Brave

I thought I’d add some feedback on my experience with transitioning from Firefox to Brave.

Their main marketing point is what caused this transition: Back in firefox, several websites had an adblock detector which prevented me from browsing but when viewing said websites on Brave, there were no problems so I was happy. I’ve been with Firefox for over 5 years but as time goes by, websites seem to support it less and less, hindering fuctionality.

During the transition, I’ve noticed a few things:
Firefox acts as a mostly independent browser, much like Chrome but seems to depend to some extent on IE. In the old days, before Windows 7, I remember disabling IE and I couldn’t run Firefox. Therefore, to me, These browsers that came after IE seem more like, in a gaming sense, expansion packs - almost independent, but still rely on IE.

With that in mind, Brave appears to be an addon to Chrome. Meaning, it uses Chrome but makes small alterations. When I logged into a website with system’s detector, it shows my information: ip, when I logged in, my system specs, what browsers i’m using etc, and I noticed that when I did it with IE, Firefox, or Chrome, it shows exactly those. However, when doing it with Brave, the system displays Chrome instead.

I suspect this is one of the factors why Brave is extremely or glacial slow with implementing basic features like adding as seperator to a bookmark as one can do in Firefox.

At present, i’m trying to find a substitute to adding a separator in bookmarks since Brave lacks this function. My bookmarks here look like one gigantic pile of mess and it’s a headache.

Brave use Chrome User-Agent to hide it’s users. That’s why sites will think you’re using Chrome.

Brave is based on the open source engine, Chromium (not Chrome).

I think it’s also depends on priority. Brave is also open source, so others can submit a pull request to add new feature, etc.

But, thanks for the feedback. :slight_smile: