Do Not Track Plus for Chrome for Mac

Do Not Track Plus for Chrome for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    20,915
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 09, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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If ad blocking is the hacksaw of Internet-protecting add-ons, Do Not Track Plus (DNT+) is a finely honed katana, slicing out tracking behaviors embedded in sites without destroying the modern Web.

It's cross-browser and cross-platform, and will work in Firefox, Chrome, IE, and Safari. An Opera version is in the works. DNT+ blocks sites and ads from tracking you, unless you give them explicit permission to do so. For most sites, it actually rebuilds tools like social-networking buttons on the fly so you can still get your social on without sacrificing privacy or site load times. It also blocks ad networks and companies from following you around the Web.

DNT+ installs as a browser toolbar button. The icon reflects the number of tracking blocks against the site you're viewing. Click the button and a drop-down window appears with trackers separated into three categories: social buttons, ad networks, and companies. If there's something marked verboten that you want back, like a Twitter button, clicking it will resurrect it. Otherwise, the links at the bottom of each section take you to sites that explain what the add-on is doing and why it's doing it. This is smart, helpful stuff.

The interface is clean if a bit cluttered with the verbiage necessary to explain what it's actually doing. The add-on's On/Off button could be bigger, too. Its features work well, with no noticeable lag times when loading sites. In fact, the only feature hang-up was that on some sites, the social networking buttons weren't re-rendered. It's easy enough to go into the add-on and reactivate them, but it is an imperfect implementation of a core feature.

If you're aware of the serious privacy risks on the Internet today, but looking for something more nuanced than an ad blocker or JavaScript killer that still lets you experience the modern Web, Do Not Track Plus lives up to its value-added name.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Great software"

March 04, 2012  |  By applecross

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 1.0

Pros

Great software

Cons

Great software

Summary

Great software

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5 stars

"It works, period."

February 18, 2012  |  By bartbrown

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 1.0

Pros

Does exactly what it says it will do

Cons

None that I can think of. Oh, except "It seems when I have it activated my Facebook Chat doesn't work".... ummm, no... wait ... that would be a PRO!

Summary

It works, it's unobtrusive (unlike the hyenas it blocks), never causes a problem, and it's free. Provides instant satisfaction when you click on it and you see all the web scam artists it has simply blocked. No drama, no muss, no fuss -- I forget it's there, but in the week or so I've had it, it has blocked 2,627 attempted intrusions. Love the guy who whines ungrammatically "Works to [sic] well," "It's [sic] seems when I have it activated my Facebook Chat doesn't work." Gee whiz, really? Maybe it's telling you subliminally that you ought to spend less time on FB and more time studying, so you don't flunk 7th grade, again. If you absolutely HAVE to live in the fantasy-world of FB, turn "Do Not Track Plus" OFF when you're yakking mindlessly to your BFFs about what an AWESOME score you got last night in Halo. Better yet, ditch FaceBook and try real life.

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3 stars

"Works to well"

February 17, 2012  |  By Keith Fine

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Chrome 1.0

Pros

It's seems when I have it activated my Facebook Chat doesn't work.

Cons

It's seems when I have it activated my Facebook Chat doesn't work.

Summary

It's seems when I have it activated my Facebook Chat doesn't work.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date February 08, 2012
Date Added February 09, 2012
Version 1.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name epanfjkfahimkgomnigadpkobaefekcd
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,915
Downloads Last Week 24
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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