DoNotTrackMe for Safari for Mac

DoNotTrackMe for Safari for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 44 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.5.1203
  • Total Downloads:
    106,658
  • Date Added:
    December 05, 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, DoNotTrackMe is a finely honed katana, slicing out tracking behaviors embedded in sites without destroying the modern Web.

The latest version makes some helpful changes both on the surface and how it protects you. Formerly known as Do Not Track Plus, the add-on's redesign makes it significantly easier to use. DNTMe's new crosshairs icon sits next to your location bar, and is easier to find than the previous one. It still shows you the number of trackers that it's blocked on the site that you're visiting, but the layout redeco looks much less like a Windows XP reject.

Click on the crosshairs and a drop-down window opens that shows you a sun icon if there's no trackers on the site, or in-depth tracking info if there's more going on than meets the eye. If trackers are detected, you see first a list of the companies tracking you, and then a breakdown of which companies to which they report. These include separate call-outs for social networks, as well as other private companies. The slider at the top is also what you click to allow all tracking from a specific site.

Below the tracker data is a real-time chart showing you how many trackers you've been protected from, although the chart's data is a bit thin. At the very bottom you have links to a combination of Abine privacy products, such as its DeleteMe service, and free blog posts that help explain more information about tracking and privacy concerns.

DNTMe's benefit isn't just that it blocks trackers, but that it keeps the social Web active while protecting you. Publisher Abine does this by actually rebuilding the social-networking buttons on most sites, which prevents sites from gleaning tracking data from you when you're not logged in. By rebuilding social-networking buttons on the fly without sacrificing privacy or site load times, it keeps the kind of functionality people want from the Web.

It's a unique response to the problem of tracking, and reflects how seriously Abine takes its task. DNTMe also blocks ad networks and companies from following you around the Web.

Several under-the-hood changes to DNTMe have improved how it protects you. It's dropped advertiser opt-out cookies, a small change that eliminates confusion about different types of cookies and increases your protection. It will warn you, too, when it knows about social-networking news and when social-networking sites make privacy policy changes.

The settings icon, a small gear at the top, lets you toggle tracking cookie blocking on a per-site basis. And throughout the interface, links take you to Abine's sites that explain what the add-on is doing and why it's doing it. We're talking smart, helpful stuff.

If you're aware of the serious privacy risks on the Internet today, but are looking for something more nuanced than an ad blocker or JavaScript killer that still lets you experience the modern Web, the Do Not Track HTML header is too anemic to be useful despite its good intentions. Protect yourself by putting some serious weight behind that impulse with DoNotTrackMe.

 
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User Reviews
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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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  • 5 stars

    ""It's blocking 12 companies as I write this.""

    June 19, 2013   |   By dmlockwood

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Safari 2.2.9.520

    Pros

    Does everything it says it will do.

    Cons

    No complaints here.

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  • 5 stars

    "DTM is a Five Star"

    April 24, 2013   |   By billatmsn

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Safari 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    Works
    Really works
    I highly recommend

    Cons

    None what so ever

    Summary

    I have never had anything work as well, everyone should buy it. I LOVE IT

    Updated on Apr 29, 2013

    I highly recommend Do Not Track Me, and ask my friends to give this ap a try. It is Five Star.

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  • 5 stars

    "DoNotTrackMe provides comforting browsing privacy."

    April 19, 2013   |   By a.rintoul

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Safari 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    DoNotTrackMe operates seamlessly in the background, although it can respond with considerable information if questioned.

    Cons

    None, to my knowledge.

    Summary

    I found that, after a while, the novelty wore off and I lost my curiosity on who was trying to track me, but failing. Nevertheless, the information is accessible, as and when you want it, while the total number of frustrated perpetrators just continues to mount up.

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  • 5 stars

    "Exceptional."

    April 15, 2013   |   By andysmith53

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Safari 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    Does what it says on the tin.

    Cons

    None I've found so far.

    Summary

    Worth every penny.

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  • 5 stars

    "awsome does not do this justice"

    April 14, 2013   |   By revivedflash

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Safari 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    does what it claims and well. get it Now. you will not be sorry.

    Cons

    none that i can see

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  • 5 stars

    "Enjoy visible protection from online tracking"

    April 14, 2013   |   By Furyanyhm

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Safari 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    I started using DNTM about a month ago and it has satisfied two needs for me - 1. To block unwanted tracking of my online activity and saving of cookies on my PC and 2. giving me the opportunity to see how much tracking is happening with every click on my mouse. Thank you DNTM.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any negative features of this add on.

    Summary

    I am very happy with this program and I have recommended it to friends and family.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it claims!"

    April 12, 2013   |   By pdbowler

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Safari 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    Easy to download, effortless functioning and continuous monitoring. It doesn't get any better!

    Cons

    None as far as I'm concerned.

    Summary

    Interestingly, I noted that nine attempts to track me were being blocked just while writing this review on the cnet.com site. If more info is desired, just tap the icon. Discreet and effective it has blocked thousands of tracking attempts for me.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does the job"

    April 12, 2013   |   By Razunil

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Safari 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    Unobtrusive

    Cons

    None that I can find.

    Summary

    It's reassuring to know that my surfing is not being monitored.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does what it says."

    April 11, 2013   |   By Tejana1

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Safari 2.2.8.122

    Pros

    Easy to use and understand

    Cons

    none from me

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.2.5.1203
    • New name: DoNotTrackMe (formerly DoNotTrackPlus)
    • Added over 50 new trackers to DNTMe's block list
    • Removal of advertiser opt out cookies
    • Refreshed UI with a chart that shows you how many trackers you've blocked while using DNTMe
    • Privacy alert feature that appears on the DNTMe icon when we have news or tips about the site you're visiting. For example, if Facebook changes their privacy policy, you'll get an alert the next time you visit Facebook
    • Now available worldwide in 12 languages
    General
    Publisher Abine
    Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
    Release Date December 05, 2012
    Date Added December 05, 2012
    Version 2.2.5.1203
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Privacy Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
    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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