Do Not Track Plus for Safari for Mac

Do Not Track Plus for Safari for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 44 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.0.510
  • Total Downloads:
    106,658
  • Date Added:
    May 10, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    305
  • 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.

Do Not Track Plus extends your privacy

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.

Do Not Track Plus protects your privacy as you bop around the Web, and lets you toggle those protections on the fly.

Do Not Track Plus protects your privacy as you bop around the Web, and lets you toggle those protections on the fly.

(Credit: Screenshot by Seth Rosenblatt/CNET)

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

"Fantastic 'cept for lack of IOS support"

August 14, 2012  |  By mrichson

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 2.2.0.510

Pros

Fantastic add-on for Firefox, IE, and Chrome.

Cons

No IOS version for Safari on iPad and presumably iPhone

Summary

Would rate 5 stars if there were IOS support

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4 stars

"Do Not Track Plus - Recommended"

June 06, 2012  |  By grantdoug

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 2.2.0.510

Pros

There is nothing like this available that I've found. Despite having used programs like "Cookies", the details of which companies are tracking me and how was unclear.

Cons

None so far - no complaints.

Summary

Abine has a real strategic focus on helping users manage effectively the full breadth of online privacy issues. It's a key web privacy and security offering, whose time has come.

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4 stars

"Good to know who is trying to track you"

May 30, 2012  |  By kkato

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 2.2.0.510

Pros

Good to know who is trying to track by types.

Cons

Need more info on the trackers...many are not well known.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.0.510
Version 2.2 adds better blocking, an improved UI that makes it easy to customize settings, medals you earn as a fun reward for blocking tracking attempts and a number of bug fixes.
General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date May 10, 2012
Date Added May 10, 2012
Version 2.2.0.510
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.33MB
File Name dntme-safari-1064.safariextz
Popularity
Total Downloads 106,658
Downloads Last Week 305
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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