Do Not Track Plus for Safari

Do Not Track Plus for Safari

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    22,637
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 09, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    110
  • Platform:
    Windows

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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5 stars

"Excellent and Free"

February 29, 2012  |  By alpease_dotmac

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

DNT+ does what it says and seems to do it well. Simple to understand and use.

Cons

No problems encountered thus far.

Summary

Now that I have tried DNT+, I would not want to be without it.

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4 stars

"Good product, works well with Safari for Windows."

February 16, 2012  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

Effectively blocks tracking. Good cross-platform support. Consistent results with different browsers.

Cons

Nothing at this time.

Summary

It's free!

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4 stars

"I Prefer Ghostery for Safari"

February 15, 2012  |  By ddealer27

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 1.0

Pros

Works as advertised and I had no problems downloading and installing in Safari

Cons

I experienced no problems with the product

Summary

I have Ghostery installed in Safari for a Mac and it seems to block more data than Do Not Track Plus, so I'll stick with Ghostery.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date February 09, 2012
Date Added February 09, 2012
Version 1.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.71MB
File Name dntme-safari.safariextz
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,637
Downloads Last Week 110
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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