Developers at Firefox are now ready to present a new mobile web browser for iOS users, Firefox Focus. The mobile browser is majorly prioritized for private browsing with features including default ad trackers, and erasing of browsing history including passwords and cookies.
The application arrived on the App Store almost a year ago, at that time the application was developed for ads removal and trackers from iPhone’s Safari browser. The new Firefox Focus still avails the same feature, but this time aimed more directly with Safari.
With no tabs, no lists of favorite sites, or numerous other configured option makes Firefox Focus very simple. Navigating to the settings section only lets you toggle on or off the data you want to block such as ad trackers, analytics trackers, social trackers, other content trackers and web fonts.
Firefox Focus came out as a final result that loads numerous web pages more quickly. Firefox claims that ads and other web trackers brings down web pages and impact performance.
Firefox Focus chose Yahoo Search as its default search engine. While Yahoo is now facing one of the largest data breaches of all time. For now, Mozilla doesn’t give any search engine choice but will arrive in a later release.
The new web browser gives the way to erase the activity with a simple press of an “erase“ button. This process could have been automated, but Firefox Focus wants it to be manual.
Firefox is not the first one to offer private browsing mode. There are already a number of third-parties offering private browsing for years. The App Store is also filled with a number of startups like Ghostery, Dolphin, Brave and others providing the private browsing facility.
The new Firefox Focus is now available for free and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.