When comparing Pocket vs Brave, the Slant community recommends Pocket for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to organize bookmarks?” Pocket is ranked 1st while Brave is ranked 15th. The most important reason people chose Pocket is:
Bookmarks can be tagged for search accuracy later on.
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Pro Allows tagging bookmarks
Bookmarks can be tagged for search accuracy later on.
Pro Available on the web and mobile devices
Pocket is available on iOS, Android, Kobo eReader and on the web.
Pro Allows reading saved content in offline mode
Instead of only saving the link, the content is saved for offline use.
Pro Included in Firefox
Pocket is now integrated into the Firefox web browser, and you can login using your firefox/mozilla login, instead of having to create a separate account. This login method can even be used natively on their website, regardless what browser is being used.
Pro Integrates with over 500 apps
A key advantage of Pocket is that it is integrated in over 500 apps as a way to save the link, including Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite.
Pro Works well across Google Chrome on macOS and iOS
Pro Well-finished GUI and UX
Pro The Pocket plugin for Google Chrome is very stable
Pro Highlighting available on iOS
Pro Ability to filter by content type
Pro Safety and privacy well taken care of
Things like https everywhere and no tracking are standard with Brave. In most other browsers, things like these are optional at best.
Pro Built in Adblock
Contains an optional "Allow Brave Acceptable Ads" So you can support the site you truly enjoy.
Pro Free/libre software
Released to the community under the Mozilla Public License (MPL), this software respect the FSF's four freedoms, including the freedom to use, modify, and redistribute with or without modification freely.
Pro Option to disable additional privacy concerns
Like fingerprint tracking.
Pro Option to pay supported sites based on view time percentage
Set up automatic micro-donations. Brave will automatically divide a monthly donation among the top sites you visit.
And/or, you can decide which sites get what percentage of your donation. It’s called pinning.
Pro Optional feature for you to get reimbursed for viewing ads
Basic Attention Token; you can decide to opt into a new blockchain-based digital advertising system, giving publishers a better deal and users a share of the ad revenue for their attention.
Pro Tor is available right in the browser
Pro Very Fast and built in adblock.
The fastest browser out there. With the latest update Brave is my favorite browser on my PC and on my Phone. The built in adblock and the rewards system are amazing.
Pro Now supports Chrome Webstore
It's now a faster, less intrusive Chrome.
Pro Faster than Google Chrome
Brave consistently beats Chrome in speed, might have to do with less tracking being run in the background
Pro Built in torrent client
Pro Sync is now available
The CON from below (no sync) is now added.
Con Only the paid version allows to search by tag
Con Can't rename the title of links
If the page title isn't correct/good for a link, there is no way for you to fix it.
Con Correct and open export of bookmarks and tags are not possible
This means that Pocket is (currently) a total lock-in.
This is very sad, unfortunate and creates a no go decision for any seasoned user.
Too many bookmarking and tagging companies have stopped or have gone bankrupt these last years (e.g. Kippt, Spingpad, Delicious (to some extent), etc...). So, if you are going to invest a lot of your personal time and energy in curating your Internet findings (i.e. your bookmarks and tags), it is essential that a total, fair and open export (including all tags) functionality is provided. Personally tested the export "feature" and the resulting .html file that Pocket generates currently included only the URLs themselves, i.e. no save dates nor any of your personally curated tags, nor any other useful meta-data.
This is deplorable, because otherwise, Pocket is a very polished and well-functioning piece of multi-platform and multi-device software/app/web service, with a very easy and well-designed and implemented user interface...
Please fix this, Pocket !
These days of open and inter-operable web services, users are only attracted by valuable functionality, clean UX design and no lockins.
Con Can't import Firefox bookmark tags
When importing bookmarks from Firefox, Pocket doesn't include the tags.
Con Chrome addon doesn't allow you to add tags with keyboard only (have to use mouse) while saving page
Con Chrome addon doesn't let you open your library without saving current page first
Con Hypocritical/deceptive stance on privacy and advertisement
Brave is advertised as a browser that respects your privacy and blocks ads while still supporting content creators. However, at the same time the company is making deals with Facebook, Twitter and others to whitelist their trackers and ads.
Con Same security-holes as Chrome
On the desktop: Brave uses the same browser engine as Chrome, meaning it has the same security-holes as Chrome. Chrome is a big target for hackers (being the most popular browser in the world), and a webpage that will hack Chrome may also hack Brave.
However, Brave has security features that Chrome doesn't (such as a built-in adblocker). Those features will stop many hacking attempts.
Con Dumbed down in the latest versions
In previous versions, Brave felt more like Firefox. Now it's been dumbed down, it feels more like Chrome/Chromium. For example: There's no menu-bar.
Con No reader view
Can be accessed with an extension though.
Con Download package is very large considering it as a browser
Brave take on a lot of rolls besides just browsing so it is understandably a larger file.
Con Uses Google as its default search engine
Quite ironic for the "privacy" browser.
Con Power hungry, uses much more battery power than other browsers
Per default Brave enables hardware acceleration which results in a much higher energy (battery) consumption than the most other web browsers.
Con The iPhone version has some odd behavior
When I reopen Brave, it often returns me to the "search results" page, rather than the webpage I had previous browsed to from the search results page. Might just be my configuration.
Con Still dependent on Google
Since it's based on Chrome.
Con Sync issues
Unable to sync extensions, no cloud sync (only device sync).