In addition to its search engine and mobile browser, DuckDuckGo has announced the beta launch of DuckDuckGo for Mac with DuckDuckGo for Windows coming soon.
Like its mobile app, DuckDuckGo for Mac is an all-in-one privacy solution for everyday web browsing that doesn’t require complicated settings to protect your online privacy and data.
Along with its built-in private search engine, the company’s new desktop browser also offers a number of useful security features, including a powerful tracking blocker, new cookie pop-up protection, a Fire button to one-click data wipe, email protection and more. , all for free.
DuckDuckGo for Mac also ensures you navigate to the HTTPS version of websites more often with its built-in smarter encryption. Meanwhile, the company’s Tracking Blocker prevents users from being exposed to third-party scripts that might try to access their data.
A browser designed to protect your privacy
Unlike Google Chrome’s incognito mode, which isn’t actually private, DuckDuckGo for Mac is intended to be used as an everyday browser that truly protects user privacy, although it also includes other features you expect from a modern browser, such as password management, tab management, bookmarks and more.
At the same time, DuckDuckGo for Mac is already faster than Chrome using the Motion Mark 1.2 benchmark and because it blocks trackers, the browser uses around 60% less data. DuckDuckGo for Mac is able to achieve these high speeds using Apple’s WebKit rendering engine which is the same one used by Safari.
CEO and Founder of DuckDuckGo, Gabriel Weinberg provided additional information on the privacy protection built into the company’s new browser for Mac in a statement Tech Radar Prosaying:
“At DuckDuckGo, we make privacy simple. For too long, people have been led to believe that online privacy means big trade-offs, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Like our popular mobile app, DuckDuckGo for Mac is an all-in-one privacy solution for everyday browsing with no complicated settings, just a clean and seamless privacy experience, and other great features that we think people will love.”
To join the DuckDuckGo for Mac beta, interested users can join the private waitlist by downloading the DuckDuckGo mobile app, heading to settings, and opening DuckDuckGo for desktop from the “More DuckDuckGo” section. “.