DuckDuckGo for Mac Public Beta Download Now Available

Earlier this year, privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo launched a web browser for Mac users in private beta, and now, the company has finally released the download for DuckDuckGo for Mac in public beta.


DuckDuckGo’s built-in protections are on by default, cleaning up ads, cookie pop-ups, and more, every time you browse.  The company has also created “Duck Player,” a way to watch YouTube videos more privately.

Since launching the private waitlist beta, DuckDuckGo has added the following new features to its Mac version:

  • More privacy by default: DuckDuckGo for Mac now includes all the built-in protections users love from our mobile apps, including multiple layers of defense against third-party trackers. And unlike with most browsers, you don’t need to go on a scavenger hunt to turn them on.
  • Duck Player: A sleek, distraction-free YouTube player that protects users from targeted (aka most) ads, cookies, and recommended video rabbit holes. It can be always-on so that YouTube links from anywhere open right in Duck Player, or you can opt-in on individual videos.
  • Password management integration with Bitwarden: A two-way integration offers users another choice on top of our own built-in password manager. The app is also compatible with 1Password’s new universal autofill.
  • Upgraded automatic cookie pop-up handling: Now automatically chooses the most private option on many more sites.
  • An ad blocker alternative: We’ve always blocked the creepy trackers that power most ads; now we’re cleaning up the whitespace left behind by those ads.

DuckDuckGo for Mac (version 0.30) is available to download at New users can import bookmarks and passwords from other browsers and password managers.