The search engine provider DuckDuckGo now offers its browser for Mac devices. After the program was already available for iOS and Android, a beta version for macOS is now being tested. The app will also be available for Windows PCs at a later date. While many macOS browsers rely on the Chromium engine, the Mac version of the DuckDuckGo browser uses Apple’s WebKit engine.
Among other things, this has the advantage that the browser runs very fast and Chrome is superior when it comes to displaying graphics-intensive pages. DuckDuckGo comes with many privacy settings enabled by default. Using a fire button, it is possible to delete information with just one click. DuckDuckGo is of course selected as the default search engine.
No support for extensions
If you want to use the privacy-oriented browser, keep in mind that the application does not currently support an extension. Developers emphasize that the most popular add-ons are password managers and ad blockers. Both features are already included in the browser, so no extensions are needed. In addition, add-ons may affect data protection, security, and program performance.
DuckDuckGo plans to offer extensions later without compromising the browser’s benefits. At this time, Mac builds of the DuckDuckGo browser are not yet publicly available. The app is being tested as part of a beta program. Registration is required to participate in the beta. With this, DuckDuckGo wants to prevent too many users from trying the browser in order to respond more accurately to the feedback from the testers.
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