DuckDuckGo has launched its own private browser on the Mac, and it could become a threat to the hegemony of Chrome and Safari. DuckDuckGo has moved from being a simple search engine to presenting an offering that is described as “fast, private and secure”. now, the app is in closed beta statusand if you want to test it, you first need to access through the list.
This new browser offers much cleaner navigation. That’s why DuckDuckGo on Mac will allow us to block web trackers, delete browsing data thanks to its button “Fire“; and block annoying cookie warnings that appear every time you visit a website for the first time.
DuckDuckGo promises to scrape up to 50% of the websites you visit. In turn, it also offers ways to block web tracking cookies. Thus, they prioritize not only a cleaner and more convenient browsing experience, but also a more secure and private one.
As Allison Goodman, director of communications at DuckDuckGo, confirmed, The Vergethe company has plans that it is 50% coverage gradually grow as you progress through beta testing applications.
Privacy as standard in the DuckDuckGo browser
The browser bundles features that compete with other well-known Safari features. In this category we have innings Privacy report, which is similar to Apple’s browser privacy report. However, unlike the latter, which only shows the number of blocked trackers, DuckDuckGo allows you to see the trackers used by each websiteand clear the data of each one.
Also, DuckDuckGo will not download content with embedded trackers. This case is quite common on sites like Facebook. Instead of displaying DuckDuckGo information will show a warning about the existence of the specified tracker. This is where you can decide whether to continue or leave the content blocked.
Other benefits of DuckDuckGo for Mac:
- Built-in password managerA: With DuckDuckGo you don’t have to remember your passwords because the browser has been designed to do it for you.
- Import content from other browsersA: It doesn’t matter if you used Chrome or Safari before switching to DuckDuckGo. With the click of a button, you can transfer your passwords, bookmarks, and even your browsing history.
- privacy first: Your browsing data is stored locally on the computer you are using. Therefore, the company cannot access this information.
- Smart Encryption: This is one of the main components of the mobile app. With this feature, over 80% of web clicks from DuckDuckGo Search will use encrypted connections.
DuckDuckGo for Mac is built on native code. Although it uses the Safari rendering engine known as WebKit as its foundation. It is for this reason that the company states on its website that DuckDuckGo is faster than Chrome in terms of graphics performance, using 60% less computer resources.
How to download on Mac
If you want to download this version of DuckDuckGo for Mac you need to get the mobile version of the app. Once you’ve done that, you just need to go to Settings and then to the privacy zone. Select here Join a private list. This way, your name will be on the ballot and if you are selected, you will be notified immediately.
In the case of Windows, the company has confirmed that it is working on an application for the Microsoft operating system. Except, developed in Chromium, the base is also used by Microsoft Edge. However, for this version, we will have to wait a little longer.
Source: Hiper Textual