Recently I made the move from the Brave Browser on both Desktop and Mobile to Waterfox (Desktop) and Firefox Focus (Mobile) respectively, hears why. First of all I have spoken about Brave Browser on this site before as a good option for a Privacy Focused Browser and still believe it be so. However it was time for a change.
First of all I had begun to run into some sites and web based applications that I use that didn’t function correctly in the Brave Browser, here are a few of the top of my head.
- Dell Website
- Emby (Web Application)
- Sonarr / Radarr (Web Application)
At this time I was running Google Chrome as an alternative to access sites that Brave had issues with.
Privacy Concerns – Switched to Linux
Ultimately my decision came to the fact that I wanted to try something new. I enjoyed utilizing the Brave Browser and by all means I may find myself using it again (maybe once version 1 is released). It is still early days, I have been running Waterfox and Firefox Focus for 1 days now and everything is looking good at this stage.
I’m still tweaking these browsers to my liking however here are a few changes I have made to begin with.
- Disabling the Built-In Password Manager (Personally I use LastPass)
- Ensuring cookies are wiped every time the browser is closed.
- Disabling the use of Browser Notifications.
- Setting the default search engine to Start Page.
This post is in no way designed turn you away from utilizing the Brave Browser, but if like me your looking for a new Privacy Focused browser to check out take a look at WaterFox and FireFox Focus.