Ghostery is an alternate browser that includes a feature that detects and can block tracking software used by companies to monitor what you do online. In addition to letting you view which programs are tracking you at any given point in time, you can also block or unblock these trackers selectively.
Intuitive toolbar: The main difference you'll notice between this browser and others is the toolbar that runs across the bottom of the screen. From here, you can quickly see how many trackers are attached to you at any given point. Tapping the little ghost icon in the lower right-hand corner will bring up the list, and you can block anyone you want right from that screen.
Other tools: In addition to monitoring and blocking trackers, this app also makes several other functions convenient. For instance, tapping the "Tool" icon on the toolbar will bring up a menu that includes items like Clear Cache, Clear Cookies, and Add Bookmark.
Missing toolbar: On some Web pages, like the Gmail inbox, the bottom toolbar disappears, meaning you have no access to any of the added features of the app. When you navigate away from those pages, the toolbar reappears again.
Loading speeds: We weren't always impressed with the browser's loading speeds during testing. It wasn't too slow to make it inconvenient, but it wasn't as fast as some normal browsing options.
If you'd like to surf the Web without being tracked or with the ability to control who is tracking you, this is a good app to try out. It's free, and it works reasonably well on most sites.
- Bug fixes
- Updated WiFi protection URLs