Brave browser claims that due to its 3rd party ad-blocking and anti-tracking technology, pages load faster when using the open-source product. They even publish this graphic as a demonstration.
I’m not so sure, given our less than super-perceptive human physiological cognitive instruments, that tenths of a second are vastly noticeable time segments, but I will say that the Brave browser seems more fluid and smooth, unlike other popular browsers that seem choppy and clunky by comparison.
I suppose this is a function of the seamless nature of Brave’s anti-tracking technology. Like all browsers, you can upload your bookmarks in html format. You may have to fiddle with the security settings since, in various combinations, they can have an adverse effect on some sites. In fact, this is my first post using Brave and I was forced to turn off the “script blocking” option since the post composition screen in this blog’s editing mode appeared to be missing many important editing elements.
Overall, I am sold, and the creators make a good case for their approach toward disbursement of ad revenue in response to the Newspaper Association of America’s (NAA) warning that they may seek legal remedies to halt Brave’s advertisement repression.
It’s a very simple browser and due to the nature of its appeal and approach, I don’t believe it offers extensions. I could be entirely wrong about this and I will experiment more with its use and features and report back.