DuckDuckGo Private Browser 17+

Privacy, simplified‪.‬

DuckDuckGo, Inc.

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Privacy, simplified. The free super-charged privacy app: web browser, search & email protection.

DuckDuckGo for Mac is a free browsing app that gives you comprehensive online privacy protection. With one download, you get a private everyday Internet browser that offers seamless protection while you search and browse - plus access to free tracking protection for your email inbox, secure password management, new beta features, and more.

• Search Privately by Default - DuckDuckGo Private Search comes built in, so you can easily search the web without being tracked.

• Block Most Trackers Before They Load - Stay secure with our cutting-edge tracker-blocking technology. 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection goes above and beyond what most popular web browsers offer by default, stopping most hidden tracking scripts from loading and collecting your personal data.

• Enable Built-in Email Protection (Beta) – Get free Duck Addresses ( to block most email trackers – which we’ve caught in 85% of emails – and hide your existing email address when signing up for things online, all without switching email providers.

• Clean Up YouTube with Duck Player - Watch YouTube videos more privately in Duck Player. We’ll protect you from targeted ads and cookies with a distraction-free interface that incorporates YouTube’s strictest privacy settings for embedded video.

• Automatically Enforce Encryption - Force many sites you visit to automatically use an encrypted (HTTPS) connection, which helps shield your data from Wi-Fi snoopers and network onlookers like your Internet provider.

• Escape Fingerprinting – Make it harder for companies to create a unique identifier for you by blocking their attempts to combine specific information about your web browser and device settings.

• Import Bookmarks and Passwords – Using another browser or password manager to store passwords? It’s quick and easy to bring all your login info to DuckDuckGo’s secure password manager. Bookmarks, too!

• We feature many protections not available on most Internet browsers (even in incognito mode), including protection from link tracking, Google AMP tracking, and more.

• Hit Fire Button, Burn Data - Clear your tabs and browsing data fast with our Fire Button.

• Banish Cookie Pop-Ups – When we detect cookie consent pop-ups on sites you visit, we’ll work in the background to automatically set your preferences, minimizing cookies and maximizing privacy -- then close the pop-ups.

• Signal Your Privacy Preference with Global Privacy Control (GPC) - Built into our app, GPC intends to help you express your opt-out rights automatically by telling websites not to sell or share your personal information. Whether it can be used to enforce your legal rights (for example, current or future CCPA, GDPR requirements) depends on the laws in your jurisdiction.

Note about our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection following DuckDuckGo ad clicks: Our 3rd-Party Tracker Protection goes above and beyond what you get in most popular browsers by default, but we’re constantly working to make it more comprehensive. Currently, if an advertiser wants to detect conversions on their own website for our private DuckDuckGo search ads, our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection will not stop requests from loading on the advertiser’s website following DuckDuckGo ad clicks, but those requests are stopped in all other contexts. This is because DuckDuckGo private search advertising is in partnership with Microsoft. As part of that partnership, viewing ads on DuckDuckGo is anonymous and Microsoft has committed to not profile our users’ ad clicks.

Read more about this and our free Tracking Protections at

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Ratings and Reviews

markmurdoch ,

Madly Safe Browser The Best

This thing worx amazingly I think, it does what it says it does, so far. I’ve been looking for a made browser like this for years. And finally now I have the perfect browser for the people that cause drama in my internet life. The features are self explanatory. Easy to follow and the prove is there 5 STAR BROWSER AAABrowser in my opinion. And my flat mate whom had a Brain Tumor she is able to use this with no problem. Just the same as myself using this trouble free Browser that curtainly does what it claims to do. Look no further if you want a browser that stops hackers in its tracks from following you and all the other things that this 10/10 browser does. Seriously I’m just a average people that has found this perfect browser & for me to call it perfect doesn’t come from me often. So it must be insanely mad in a good way. It’s main aim is to stop people or others from tacking what your surfing and bothering you. When u are internet surfing. Look no further it’s the best I mean it. Give it a go if u don’t agree or don’t like it you can always delete it. Im in Australia and it’s seriously a very good internet browser. If not the very best

Weather- watcher .... ,

Finally I have secure browsing! THE BEST!

I was so annoyed that when I searched for a product that I would be bombarded with adds ACROSS DIFFERENT PLATFORMS straight after. I had a vpn but it did not help.... I was also annoyed that when I tried to look at current affairs I was fed a skewed and biased result. I tried bing, it was ok but not a nice app to use. I heard about DuckDuckGo and because of the name never tried it. After trying to find news about a major election I finally had enough and tried DuckDuckGo. Well finally the adds have stopped! Finally I can see news stories showing all opinions so that I can make my own decision on which opinion is true. I have set DuckDuckGo as my default search engine everywhere and I like that I can even see when some trackers have been blocked and if a site is unsafe. So highly recommended I wish I had downloaded this long ago. Thank you to the developers this is the BEST app I have full stop. Everyone must use this for privacy and security.

nutsoboy ,

Absolutely worth 5 stars BUT…

This is an excellent replacement browser with integrated search engine, giving some confidence that web browsing is more secure than other available options. Been using it since first available and I now live a life free of gooble ad tracking. It’s gratifying to see that blank google ad placeholder wherever I go on the web!
There is one function I wish existed however: with the ability to leave numerous tabs open for future reference and consequently struggling to find that one tab I used without opening yet another for the same website, why can’t I search for the urls of open tabs??? Searching the current page for text is fine, but I need to check that website/tab I opened last week without typing a new search. Maybe this function exists but I can’t find any reference to it… anyway thanks for all your hard work duckies!

App Privacy

The developer, DuckDuckGo, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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