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Brave vs Microsoft Edge: What are the differences?

Comparison between Brave and Microsoft Edge

Introduction

This Markdown code provides a comparison between Brave and Microsoft Edge web browsers. It outlines the key differences between the two browsers, highlighting specific aspects in a concise manner.

  1. Privacy and Security: Brave places a strong emphasis on privacy by blocking trackers and ads, offering protection against malware, and providing private browsing options. Microsoft Edge also offers built-in security features but may not be as privacy-focused as Brave.

  2. Ad-blocking and Rewards: Brave comes with built-in ad-blocking capabilities and allows users to earn Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) for viewing optional privacy-respecting ads. Microsoft Edge supports various ad-blocking extensions but does not offer a similar native ad-blocking feature or a rewards system.

  3. Browser Engine: Brave uses the Chromium browser engine, which is also utilized by Google Chrome, providing a fast and reliable browsing experience. On the other hand, Microsoft Edge switched to Chromium in 2020, abandoning its previous proprietary engine, resulting in improved compatibility with web standards and a wider range of available browser extensions.

  4. Compatibility and Syncing: Both browsers are compatible with popular operating systems such as Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. However, Microsoft Edge has an advantage in terms of syncing capabilities, as it seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft services and devices, such as Windows 10, syncing browsing history, bookmarks, and settings across platforms.

  5. Developers' Tools: Both browsers offer a range of developer tools for debugging, inspecting web elements, and testing websites. However, Microsoft Edge provides additional tools and features geared towards web developers, such as advanced CSS grid visualization and the ability to test sites on different Microsoft Edge versions.

  6. Ecosystem Integration: Microsoft Edge tightly integrates with other Microsoft products and services, such as Office 365, Bing search, and Cortana. This can be beneficial for users already invested in the Microsoft ecosystem. Brave, being an independent browser, does not have such deep integration with specific ecosystems.

In summary, Brave distinguishes itself through its strong privacy and security focus, native ad-blocking capabilities, and rewards system. Microsoft Edge offers superior ecosystem integration, seamless syncing with Microsoft services, and robust developer tools.

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Pros of Brave
Pros of Microsoft Edge
  • 31
    Privacy
  • 22
    Faster
  • 21
    Open Source'
  • 14
    Customizable
  • 11
    Ad block
  • 10
    Simple
  • 6
    Great start screen
  • 6
    Built in tor browser
  • 3
    Built-in add-ons
  • 3
    Sync with phone app
  • 12
    Faster
  • 11
    Simple
  • 9
    Free
  • 7
    Sync with Your Phone app
  • 6
    Compatible with most Chrome extensions
  • 5
    AutoFills passwords without even need for verification
  • 5
    Organised
  • 3
    Allows PWAs
  • 3
    Superfast
  • 3
    Blocks all trackers by default
  • 3
    So secure it needs no VPN
  • 2
    World's most secure browser
  • 2
    Easy and effective note taking
  • 2
    Privacy
  • 2
    Slower than Safari
  • 1
    Open Source

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Cons of Brave
Cons of Microsoft Edge
  • 12
    Chromium-based
  • 5
    Slower
  • 4
    More secure
  • 1
    Bad color scheme
  • 1
    Ram hungry
  • 1
    Bad color
  • 6
    Chromium-based
  • 4
    Sync with Microsoft Account
  • 4
    RAM Hungry, but not as hungry as Opera
  • 3
    Slightly faster
  • 2
    Superfast
  • 2
    Much faster than safari
  • 1
    Not as ram hungry as brave even with ublock

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What is Brave?

It is a fast, private and secure web browser for PC and mobile. It blocks ads and trackers. It prevents you from being tracked by sneaky advertisers, malware and pop-ups.

What is Microsoft Edge?

It is a fast and secure browser designed for Windows 10. Microsoft Edge comes exclusively with Windows 10 and cannot be downloaded or installed separately. It has easy tools to preview, group, and save tabs. Quickly find, manage, and open tabs you set aside without leaving the page you’re on.

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