Cliqz Browser + Search Engine
By Cliqz GmbH
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
THE INNOVATIVE BROWSER – FAST, SECURE, PRIVATE. MADE IN GERMANY.
Cliqz is the first browser with a built-in quick-search and new Anti-Tracking technology for better privacy protection. Thanks to the combination of the browser with the proprietary Cliqz search engine (made in Germany), you can not only search, but also navigate and access information directly. And no matter where you navigate to: Cliqz Anti-Tracking has you covered and protects your privacy. Cliqz does not collect any private data and prevents trackers from grabbing personal data.
Cliqz features in a nutshell:
- INNOVATIVE QUICK SEARCH – Get an instant preview of results that appear as you type
- ENHANCED SECURITY – Browse securely with tracking protection & phishing protection
- PRIVATE BROWSING – Use (automatic) forget tabs to browse without saving your history
- AD-BLOCKER – Browse websites without ads
- USEFUL UTILITIES – Easily download videos to your device
- CONNECT CLIQZ PRODUCTS – Send tabs from desktop to mobile
Wanna learn more? Keep reading!
Cliqz saves time and data otherwise needed for loading search engine result pages. Results are immediately shown on neat cards while typing. You can simply tap on a card or swipe left for more results.
Useful tips simplify your everyday life: Check the weather, conversion of currencies, news… With Cliqz for iOS, you have a simple but powerful companion for your mobile life.
Cliqz is privacy by design. It protects you from trackers with its innovative Anti-Tracking technology. Anti-Phishing protects you from websites that try to steal passwords or account information.
Note: Cliqz for iOS does work on iPad, however its design has not yet been adapted to these screen sizes. Location access is opt-in.
What's New in Version 1.7.0
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* there are now more News for you inside the box to read (just tap on show more).
* open links from other apps in the Cliqz Browser
* smaller design improvements (e.g. history and favorites)
* improvements for better stability and performance
Poor interface; too cozy with Google; more useless news
UPDATE: They make it worse with each release. According to the release notes, they not only still don’t provide a way to turn off the stupid news feed, they doubled down and make it more annoying by adding more news that some random dude in their office thinks we should care about. And they still only enable auto forget mode for perverts. Unbelievable. I keep thinking they might make this browser worth using. I’m about to give up on it and go back to Safari.
I keep wanting to like this browser but it’s really not that great. They continue to disappoint both in their interface decisions and their cozy relationship with Google. I’m going back to using Safari in private mode. It’s difficult to trust a “privacy browser” that’s so cozy with Google and doesn’t let me automatically clear my private data. It causes me to doubt their commitment to privacy.
* It’s entirely pointless to show two news stories when I start up a browser. Who cares what your people think is important? Show me a blank tab, my favorites, or my most frequently visited sites. Those are site the browser knows I want to see, not some news article some dude in your office wants me to see. I honestly couldn’t care less what news you think I should see.
* When I choose to open a new tab, why would I want to tap tap tap just to see it? I already told you I want to see it. Show it to me, don’t hide it behind the current tab.
* Give me some indication that the browser’s actually doing something when I tap a link. The thing just sits there looking exactly like it did before I tapped. How do I know anything’s happening? Did I miss tap? Did I lose my connection? Show me some sort of visual indicator. Given how slow the browser is to open pages, this is a necessity. This is browser 101 stuff here.
* Provide an option to clear private data on exit and to make every tab a forget tab, not just tabs perverts open to look at child porn. Don’t respectable people also deserve a privacy option in a “privacy browser”?
That last is even more troubling for a self-professed “privacy browser” given their coziness with Google, the world’s largest private surveillance organization and biggest privacy violator on the planet.
* The default complimentary search is Google.
* You still allow their cookies.
* From what I understand, your anti-phishing service is Google’s, so even more of my browsing goes through Google.