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:
    March 28, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    305
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

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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  • 4 stars

    "The question is why is this program not standard?"

    May 17, 2014   |   By horsepower85

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Safari 3.2.1054

    Pros

    Works perfect, you don't have to follow is all the time.

    Cons

    no cons at all

    Summary

    Perfect additional program, silent working and protecting against tracking.

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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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