When comparing Pinboard vs Brave, the Slant community recommends Pinboard for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to organize bookmarks?” Pinboard is ranked 3rd while Brave is ranked 15th.
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Pro An ad-free site with no third-party tracking
The standard account is $11/year. The pro account ($25/year) provides you:
- A permanent personal copy of every bookmark you save.
- Full-text search of all your bookmarks
- Dead link and error detection
Pro A searchable archive of all your tweets and favorites
Pro Easy tagging
Pro Excellent API
Pinboard has an API that gives you access to all features used in the webapp, so you can build scripts and apps that work against it very easily.
Pro Easy download of all your data
Pro Paid service
The service receives direct income from its customers so it is less likely to disappear overnight like so many free services, taking all your bookmarks with it.
Pro The ability to bookmark by email from your iPhone
Pro A way to save notes and other snippets of text as bookmarks
Pro Built-in sync of links and favorites from multiple Twitter accounts
Pro Built-in integration with Instapaper
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 Faster than Google Chrome
Brave consistently beats Chrome in speed, might have to do with less tracking being run in the background
Pro Now supports Chrome Webstore
It's now a faster, less intrusive Chrome.
Pro Sync is now available
The CON from below (no sync) is now added.
Pro Built in torrent client
Con Paid service
Costs $11/year. Many features are available elsewhere for free.
Con Unresponsive support
Don't expect a response from their support email. Developer is very active on twitter, perhaps a tweet might work better.
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).