DuckDuckGo is working on a standalone desktop browser for increased user privacy
DuckDuckGo has announced that it is developing a desktop app to improve your privacy. The company is well-known for its privacy-first approach to browsing the internet, striving to provide a search engine with significantly less tracking and data collection than its competitors. The desktop app will be similar to the mobile app launched by the company over a decade ago.
The app will give desktop users privacy protection as default, covering browsing, search and email, to name a few. It has been built similarly to the mobile app, around the rendering engines provided by the device's OS, which has enabled DuckDuckGo to streamline the app.
So far, DuckDuckGo has announced that the interface will be "clean and simple". It has also been said that the Fire Button from the mobile app, which you can use to clear all tabs and data in a single click, will also be included in the desktop version. The app will be available for both macOS and Windows users.
According to DuckDuckGo, initial test users of the desktop app have found it faster than Chrome. The desktop app is currently in a closed beta test on macOS; it is not yet clear when it will be released more widely.