Do Not Track Plus for Firefox for Mac

Do Not Track Plus for Firefox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    27,891
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 28, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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

"As promised"

April 19, 2012  |  By skbecker

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1.0

Pros

Blocks while providing some flexibility

Cons

Do you want extra steps necessary to permit "Like," etc.?

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5 stars

"Excellent! Thank you Abine Software!"

April 08, 2012  |  By rcamardo1

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1.0

Pros

Easy to install, gives just the right amount of information, great company. You could do a lot of this yourself, but Do Not Track Plus does it for you. Now if only Safari would allow better access to blocking. I've moved to Firefox, as much as I like Safari, because they only allow partial blocking. Keep up the good work!

Cons

None that I can see so far.

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4 stars

"Works in the background; does it work?"

April 01, 2012  |  By hlgewanter

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1.0

Pros

Says it is blocking a lot of sites

Cons

How do I know?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.0
UI Improvement and minor fixes
General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date March 26, 2012
Date Added March 28, 2012
Version 2.1.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.4MB
File Name dntme-firefox-1072.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 27,891
Downloads Last Week 31
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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