I'm posting this from the latest Brave v0.7 developer release
It's pretty bare bones at the moment, but it definitely feels pretty speedy. But that's probably because it's pretty bare bones at the moment.
Chrome or Firefox might also feel just as speedy without any plugins/extensions or 15+ tabs opened at a time.
It has an interesting interface, with the address bar centered along the top of the screen. It also tells you how long it took to load the current webpage (this one took 972 ms).Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
Also, if you don't have your mouse cursor over the address bar, it just shows the current webpage's title:Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
There isn't a lot in the way of settings/options at the moment.Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
And some things are just broken/nonfunctional, such as while writing this post, if I click the icon to insert a link, the usual dialog asking me for the URL and title of the link doesn't pop up. And when I drag & drop the images into the attachment section, it properly adds the images but it also opens the images in a new tab. At least it doesn't open them in the current tab like other browsers would do. I also watched a few YouTube videos and the ads didn't show up, but I'm not sure if that's because of Brave or because I didn't disable AdGuard, but one thing that was broken was that trying to watch the videos full screen didn't hide the title bar and address bar parts of the browser.
Anyway, I read somewhere--though I'm sorry I can't remember where--that Brave is at least 25% faster than Firefox, and I can say that it definitely feels
It's nice to see more innovation/competition in the browser space. I'm interested to see where things will turn out.