Firefox Focus, a Privacy First Browser

Firefox Focus, a Privacy First Browser

November 18, 2016 10:11 EST • Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé • 1 minute read

This was a surprise, but a great one nonetheless. Firefox just launched the Firefox Focus web browser for iOS. A browser that is focused on privacy by blocking most of the annoying content like popups, tracking and does all this by providing a clean uncluttered browsing experience.

The experience is indeed refreshing with a minimal browser that is fast and effective. I’ve ventured on BitTorrent sites where I know they keep shoving popups in your face every 5 seconds, and I did not get a single pop-up. A feat that is plainly hard to do with desktop browsers.

Minimalism Interface for Firefox Focus

The idea of this browser is to hide you from trackers and history that could be bad if you are planning to purchase an engagement ring.

I’m happy to see Firefox venture in this realm and with their skills, it’s bound to be a great product. I’m curious to see if it will get traction. I certainly will be using a lot, especially when doing web development, since it’s easier to just pop in an address than clear the Safari cache.