DuckDuckGo is a popular privacy-centered browser on mobile and the company is set to introduce the same privacy features in its new desktop app for Mac. Announced in its year-end wrap-up article, the upcoming DuckDuckGo for desktop is in the closed beta phase and “will be ready to become your new everyday browsing app.”
Focusing on delivering a safe and private web browsing experience, the company summarized that it introduced new features this year like Email Protection to remove trackers from emails and to protect users personal email addresses, and App Tracking Protection feature on the Android app to prevent third-party trackers like Facebook and Google to track users across other apps.
The company also made improved private search, tracker blocking, and the Fire Button. Now, all of these privacy features and more will be available on the Mac.
DuckDuckGo for desktop for Mac will be more private and faster than Chrome
As per the announcement, the new desktop browser is built around the operating system provided rendering engines to declutter the app of unnecessary cruft and offer a clean and simple user interface. And in comparison to Chrome, the upcoming app is said to be “significantly faster” and more private.
Like we’ve done on mobile, DuckDuckGo for desktop will redefine user expectations of everyday online privacy. No complicated settings, no misleading warnings, no “levels” of privacy protection – just robust privacy protection that works by default, across search, browsing, email, and more. It’s not a “privacy browser”; it’s an everyday browsing app that respects your privacy because there’s never a bad time to stop companies from spying on your search and browsing history.