DuckDuckGo launches its first Mac browser in beta
a search engine that pledges not to track your online activity, launched a beta Mac app on Tuesday.
“DuckDuckGo for Mac isn’t just a replacement for ‘incognito mode,'” the company said. “Instead (the app) is designed to be used as an everyday browser that really protects your privacy.”
The Mac app includes a built-in private search engine, tracking blocker, and other features to improve browsing privacy. The app also improves security while browsing with its Smarter Encryption feature, which redirects you to the encrypted version of websites via forced HTTPS.
As the application is in beta, you must register on a private waiting list to access it. Here’s how to join the waitlist from the DuckDuckGo mobile app.
1. Open the mobile app and make sure you are using the latest version.
2. Faucet Settings.
3. Faucet DuckDuckGo for desktop.
4. Faucet Join the private waiting list. If you are selected, you will be notified in the app. You will receive an invite code and a link to a download page to open on your desktop or laptop computer.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you may encounter bugs, but you can send feedback to DuckDuckGo by going to Settings in the browser application and clicking on Send Feedback.
DuckDuckGo said there is no timeline yet for when the Mac app will see a wider release since the app is just now in beta.
CEO Gabriel Weinberg tweeted on Tuesday that a Windows app will likely be available this year.