When comparing Safari vs Brave Search, the Slant community recommends Safari for most people. In the question“What are the best internet search engines?” Safari is ranked 2nd while Brave Search is ranked 20th. The most important reason people chose Safari is:
The rendering of the pages and the browser compatibility with OSX works smoothly, when compared to other browsers. Also you get very high battery life with Safari, when compared to [Chrome](http://blog.getbatterybox.com/which-browser-is-the-most-energy-efficient-chrome-vs-safari-vs-firefox/).
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Pro Works elegantly in OSX
The rendering of the pages and the browser compatibility with OSX works smoothly, when compared to other browsers. Also you get very high battery life with Safari, when compared to Chrome.
Pro Extremely fast
Pro Sleek design
– No distraction stuff like favicons in tabs, all that borders, bevels and embosses in panels like in other browsers, no ugly shaped tabs.
– Neat adress bar.
– Good looking start “show all tabs” screen.
Pro iCloud syncing
Tabs, passwords, bookmarks and, history all sync across devices.
Pro Safari uses Webkit, a great open source web engine
Webkit is very light compared to Blink, renders web pages at an incredible speed, great CSS support and is also constantly evolving.
Pro Does not track geo-location
Doesn't use localization API or Fingerprinting for geo-location. Is not even interested to localize by ISP IPs.
Pro Has its own indexing engine
Independent search. Does not depend on other search engines for results, unlike Duckduckgo, which depends on Bing.
Pro Relevant Results (better than Duckduckgo)
Search results in Brave are much more relevant than Duckduckgo. Impressive search engine!
Everything is detailed here.
Pro Multiple region support
Con OSX only
Apple dropped Windows support after Safari 5.
Con Does NOT block Ads
Doesn't block ads, unlike browsers like Brave and Vivaldi.
While Safari er is currently available gratis (without monetary charge) on Mac OS X, it is currently not libre (meaning that it does not allow users to view the source code used to create, to modify that code, or to redistribute modifications) and is therefore neither free nor open-source software.
Con Poor support for new web technologies
Safari usually takes its time when it comes to adopting new and useful web technologies meaning that the user gets an inferior experience compared to other modern browsers.
Con Terrible support for open source formats like .VP9 or .ogg
Apple does not support open source formats. Instead, they use H.264 and H.265.
Con Outdated Rendering engine
All other browsers and toolkits (Qt/GTK) have shifted to Googles Blink-fork of KHTML/Webkit so Apple is currently the only main contributor left.
Con Even on OSX not the best Experience
Video controls are bad esp. on youtube. Only few browser extensions.
Con Anonymous Data collected (Opt in only)
Brave Search collects some anonymous data (can be opted out) such as the number of searches made per day, and the browser version and OS version used during query. But Brave Search does NOT record or collect the Search Query itself, not even anonymously, making Brave Search more privacy-respecting than Duckduckgo. Find out more here.