Disconnect protects your personal information by blocking unwanted actors from obtaining your browsing habits. Neatly blended with Chrome and offering a powerful toolkit, Disconnect is one of the best blocking apps on the market and will improve your Internet experience tremendously.
Helpful interface: Disconnect offers an organized drop-down menu that partitions all tracking activity into groups like Social, Analytics, and Advertising. Common tracking sites, such as Google and Facebook, are given dedicated buttons so you can easily enable/disable them when needed. We enjoyed the interactive visualize page because of its informative informational map.
Excellent abilities: When comparing Disconnect to other blocking applications, we noted that Disconnect offered the best performance. For instance, Disconnect had recognized 80+ trackers while another program recognized less than 20.
Fast browsing: During our tests, we could easily notice that websites loaded faster while using Disconnect. On average, we were informed that Disconnect increased our browsing speed by 8 percent. You will also save bandwidth while using this program because it blocks unwanted content.
Technical errors: We attempted to access various sections of this application but received error messages nearly every time. This is most likely an error with Disconnect's website as that is where content is hosted, and we expect this issue to be remedied shortly.
Disconnect is reliable and provides everything you need to protect your information. So the technical errors we uncovered should not cause you too much concern.
If you're a typical web user, you're unintentionally sending your browsing and search history with your name and other personal information to third parties and search engines whenever you're online.
Take control of the data you share with Disconnect!
From the developer of the top-10-rated Facebook Disconnect extension, Disconnect lets you:
- Disable tracking by third parties like Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo, without requiring any setup or significantly degrading the usability of the web.
- Truly depersonalize searches on search engines like Google and Yahoo (by blocking identifying cookies not just changing the appearance of results pages), while staying logged into other services -- e.g., so you can search anonymously on Google and access iGoogle at once.
- See how many resource and cookie requests are blocked, in real time.
- Easily unblock services, by clicking the toolbar button then services (and reloading current pages) -- e.g., so you can play games on Facebook.