Popular privacy-first web browser DuckDuckGo is developing a dedicated desktop browser that will be available on the Mac, the company announced today in a year-end wrap-up article.
DuckDuckGo already offers a browser option that’s available on mobile devices, and when it launches, the desktop browser will offer a similar experience.
The DuckDuckGo desktop browser will have “robust privacy protection” that works by default, without requiring users to adjust privacy settings or deal with different levels of privacy protection.
The app will “redefine user expectations of everyday online privacy, according to DuckDuckGo,” and it will work across search, browsing, email, and more. The app is described as cleaner, more private, and faster than Chrome.
DuckDuckGo for desktop is being built around OS-provided rendering engines, which is similar to how the DuckDuckGo mobile apps work, and it will not use a Chromium fork like other browser offerings.
The desktop browser is in closed beta testing for the Mac right now, with a PC version also planned in the future. There’s no word on a release date just yet, but DuckDuckGo is currently soliciting beta testers.
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