Brave is my browser.
I like Open Source software. It shows how a worldwide community of like-minded individuals can produce some of the best ideas and results in an open and free environment.
Open source refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible. Open source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance. Source code is the part of software that most computer users don’t ever see; it’s the code computer programmers can manipulate to change how a piece of software—a “program” or “application”—works.
Chromium is the Open Source browser project. It is the base for Google Chrome and now Microsoft Edge. So a large number of people use the Chromium base for browsing, which is why certain browsers have lots of similarities.
Brave also uses Chromium as it base so it’s very similar to what most people are used to. It’s main two features are:
- It’s privacy minded and designed to help prevent unwanted trackers and adds.
- It has an unique optional BAT Rewards program. As I mentioned in my Stages of a blog post blog, creating content takes time and BAT is a refreshing new take on rewarding people for their time. It sure beats Adds. At the time of this writing, I am not signed up to send or receive BAT rewards, but it is on my to do list.