DuckDuckGo is working on a desktop browsing app

 The popular search engine that focuses on protecting the privacy of its users, DuckDuckGo, is set to rise the challenge next year, by launching its application on the computer.

Talking about the achievements of the private search engine DuckDuckGo this year, Gabriel Weinberg, CEO, and founder of the search engine, announced that work is underway to develop a desktop version of their mobile app that will be available later in 2022.

Unlike most browsers out there today, the DuckDuckGo desktop app development team won't fork Chromium or any other browser base to build this new app, since those bases contain a lot of unnecessary clutter that has built up over the years in major browsers, according to Weinberg. Otherwise, as with DuckDuckGo mobile apps, they will rely on the OS-provided rendering engines to build the desktop app, so we can expect the new browsing app to use WebView2 on Windows and WebKit on macOS.

The DuckDuckGo browsing application is in the closed beta testing phase for macOS, and in the development phase for Windows, while there is no information available about a version for Linux operating systems, and according to Gabriel Weinberg, the DuckDuckGo app for desktop is cleaner, way more private, compared to Chrome, and early tests have found it significantly faster too.

DuckDuckGo for the desktop will protect users' privacy on the Internet during daily browsing of their favorite sites, as it will block hidden tracking and analysis tools and companies before they are loaded into the web page, unlike other existing browsers that are supposed to provide privacy protection for users from those tools, while they not block these items until they are loaded, which offer some time for trackers to gather little information about the user before they've been disabled. Plus, there will be no complicated settings, no misleading warnings, no “levels” of privacy protection – just robust privacy protection that works by default, across search, browsing, email, and more, says the search engine CEO.

"It's not a "privacy browser"; it's an everyday browsing app that respects your privacy because there's never a bad time to stop companies from spying on your search and browsing history."

This new application, when is available, will be a great addition to users to enjoy more privacy, in a time tracking companies are developing continuously their tools to make it more effective in analyzing users' behavior and determining their trends to target them with customized advertisements and posts to achieve higher income at the expense of their privacy and personal information. Combined with the App Tracking Protection and Email Protection feature provided in the DuckDuckGo mobile app, this browsing app will make browsing the web safer, free (as in freedom), and more private.

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