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:
    2.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    106,658
  • 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.

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

"No muss, no fuss"

April 07, 2012  |  By larry Manter

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 2.1.0

Pros

Seems to work as advertised. I have no complaints.

Cons

None that I've seen - none at all.

Summary

A seemingly worthwhile product to have with Safari (or other browsers it's available for).

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5 stars

"Easy download and install, great result."

April 07, 2012  |  By dragracr99

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 2.1.0

Pros

Blocking begins immediately upon linking to a website. Just watch the numbers on the tool bar go up or down as you move around the web.

Cons

As yet I have no concerns with the operation of this add on.

Summary

I've been using "Do Not Track Plus" for a couple of months now both on my Mac and on my PC. Spam and header ads have slowed down immensely. I recommend this program to everyone. It's not obtrusive and uses little bandwidth. Sort of just hides and waits to stop the next intrusion. Really a great add on.

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5 stars

"Works as advertised"

April 05, 2012  |  By lrugolo

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Safari 2.1.0

Pros

Easy to install, works behind the scenes, is effective.

Cons

none that I can see

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.0
New UI with better tracking protection
General
Publisher Abine
Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
Release Date March 06, 2012
Date Added March 28, 2012
Version 2.1.0
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
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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