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:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    106,658
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 09, 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.

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

"A welcome addition but I second the Ghostery suggestion"

March 07, 2012  |  By pierro57

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

Seems to block as intended.

Cons

None really except that Ghostery, as stated, does a better job with a better interface.

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4 stars

"Great software"

March 04, 2012  |  By applecross

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

Great software

Cons

Great software

Summary

Great software

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2 stars

"Ghostery is better"

February 22, 2012  |  By croupiac

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

Seems to do a moderately good job at what it's intended for.

Cons

Ghostery is better, is more configurable, has a less loud UI and no internal promotions of its own.

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4 stars

"Solution to unwanted online web site following"

February 20, 2012  |  By phineasfogg

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

Does as advertised, stops all new cookies, prevents web contacts from following or contacting, goes long way to improving your online security.

Cons

Can require re-entering many passwords when there is not a stored cookie to auto log.

Summary

Very good program (4 stars out of 5), minimum inconvenience.

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5 stars

"This is a great program."

February 18, 2012  |  By Patrick Boivin

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

This program retains your privacy on the internet.

Cons

None so far.

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1 stars

"This is rubbish folks be careful"

February 12, 2012  |  By Devilmayslip

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

Blocks a few cookies

Cons

Loads more are tracking you.Check privacy section in browser.I actually noticed a marked increase in cookies some i have not seen before!!!

Summary

Doesn't do job very well like i said i found new cookies i have not seen before as well.

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5 stars

"Great extension for web browsers!"

February 09, 2012  |  By PatrickT

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

I had no idea that almost every webpage I visit tracks my online activities. In the first 30 minutes of use I've already accumulated more than 100 blocks!

Cons

None. I see complaints from others that Safari would not download and install the extension, but it worked just fine on my version of Safari.

Summary

Great extension for Safari!

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5 stars

"To download, click the link in another browser"

February 09, 2012  |  By yankeeysrule319

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

Its really amazing how much you are observed while browsing the web.

Cons

None so far!

Summary

I had the same problem trying to download the extension while using safari; a window pops up with a page long error on it. However, if you select the link in a different browser it downloads and installs it in safari. Hope, this helps!

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5 stars

"Useful tool to help protect your privacy"

February 09, 2012  |  By jhewit0981

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

Allows you to block content that threatens your privacy, such tracking cookies etc...

Cons

None found.

Summary

Overall a great piece of software, I plan to keep using it and looking forward to future versions.

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5 stars

"Download delivers a file - CNET needs to add MIME Type"

February 09, 2012  |  By herr_andy

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

I'm excited to download it from here but cnet needs to set the mime type so Safari knows to add it as an extensions.

Cons

Can't download from cnet right now

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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 Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
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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