DuckDuckGo, which started as a high-privacy search engine, started a browser product earlier, but it still only has a mobile version. The desktop version has finally officially entered the beta test. Mac users can try it first, but the Windows platform will have to wait a little longer.
DuckDuckGo desktop browser not surprisingly defaults to their home search engine, and adds smarter encryption to ensure HTTPS encryption on the web, as well as tracker blocking, email protection, and one-click clear all “Fire” button for pagination and cookie data. As for the browsing history, bookmarks, passwords, etc. that most users want to keep records, they are only stored in the local machine by default, and data from other browsers and password managers are also supported.
DuckDuckGo says their browser automatically clears cookies that cause annoying pop-up pages, and currently works with about half of the site, and expects to grow during beta testing. As for the part of privacy protection, there will also be identification of webpages that try to track user footprints, and the function of clearing the stored data of specific webpages.
Launching first on the Mac platform, DuckDuckGo also says the desktop browser’s speed is guaranteed, as they use the same built-in rendering engine as Safari and can block trackers before they load.
The beta of DuckDuckGo desktop browser is by invitation only. Interested friends can register by entering “More from DuckDuckGo” in the settings page in the latest version of DuckDuckGo mobile browser.