CLIQZ
CLIQZ
1.30.1

2.8

CLIQZ free download for Mac

CLIQZ

1.30.1
02 December 2019

Secure Open-Source browser with Human Web.

Overview

CLIQZ is the first browser to give you back your security and revolutionize search. Surf and find ultra-safe, ultra-fast.

Features:
  • Enormously fast and surprisingly smart - CLIQZ comes with web search on board. As soon as you begin typing in your search term, you will see website suggestions and contents in realtime - directly in your browser window. One click and you are where you want to go.
  • Protect your private sphere and keep data leeches away - CLIQZ never draws conclusions about you and your individual search behaviour. This is the difference between CLIQZ and other internet companies who want to know all about you. Moreover, CLIQZ actively protects your personal data from being accessed by third parties. To prevent this, anti-tracking, anti-phishing, and ad-blocking are directly integrated into the browser.
  • Encryption - On some websites, attackers can spy on or manipulate your network traffic. The HTTPS Everywhere function will automatically choose the encrypted connection.
  • Human Web: What is relevant in the net is determined by users, not by robots - 'The Human Web' is a technology which makes sure that CLIQZ really does suggest the most relevant websites to you. With the wisdom of the crowd - the wisdom of us all - Human Web recognises sites which offer the best content. And not because search engine robots check whether they meet their targets.
  • CLIQZ is an open source project.

What's new in CLIQZ

Version 1.30.1:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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5 CLIQZ Reviews

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orsobou4
13 August 2018

Most helpful

Sorry, but the price for having a fast browser is that it has fewer add-ons than e.g. Firefox, in particular an ad-blocker worth its name. I just gave it a try, but it failed to convince me.
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Version 1.21.3
jputting
02 October 2019
Cliqz seemed to be an interesting browser based upon Firefox and was more than willing to give this a fair trial, but unfortunately I am sadly dismayed with Cliqz for the following reasons. Firstly the promised speed increases did not occur and I did everything I could to achieve this, I tried Cliqz in it's default installation state. I then tried using the normal array of Firefox add-ons that I normally use and also tweaked and configured the Cliqz adblocking features. Nothing at all made Cliqz any better or faster than Firefox. The biggest and most annoying feature of Cliqz is the simple fact that no matter how hard you try there is simply no way to disable the Search Suggestions/Autocomplete when searching in the address bar or the drop down menu beneath it. One of the reasons people use Firefox is because it is very configurable and if you don't want Search Suggestions you can easily switch them off and a few more about:config tweaks will get rid of the drop down menu beneath the address bar. Many people don't want others possibly discovering or viewing Search Suggestions/Autocomplete for multiple privacy reasons for example: My wife birthday is just a few weeks away and I have gone to all the trouble of shopping around for a very expensive gift that I hope will truly be a big surprise for her. I simply don't want Cliqz browser Search Suggestions/Autocomplete ruining by the surprising aspect of that special expensive gift via giving her a tip as to what I have shopping round for on the internet. Of course their are many other valid reasons regarding personal privacy for people not wanting those Search Suggestions/Autocomplete. It is very sad that Cliqz is now adopting the very stubborn intractable stance that Chrome has towards Search Suggestions/Autocomplete. Chrome have repeatedly insisted they will never ever give users the option to switch them off entirely. This for me is the major reason I will never use the Chrome browser. People want to have the ability to modify and tweak their browser with many configuration options which is why I have been a very loyal and long term Firefox user. What Cliqz has done to the Firefox browser is a deal breaker. I will never install and use Cliqz browser when you forcibly shove the Search Suggestions/Autocomplete down my throat with no option to turn them off. This is a very big issue for me regarding me and Cliqz browser.
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Version 1.29.0
orsobou4
13 August 2018
Sorry, but the price for having a fast browser is that it has fewer add-ons than e.g. Firefox, in particular an ad-blocker worth its name. I just gave it a try, but it failed to convince me.
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Version 1.21.3
1 answer(s)
robtpatrick22
robtpatrick22
23 August 2018
You cannot give a browser convincing until you "fully" configure it. It has everything "built in" and the ad blocker is the first button on the upper right; your ad blocker is right there; you have to turn it on. With regards to add on's; third party add on"s have been known to "track" What Cliqz does is research what is out; if there is no tracking, it will be a part of the browser. It also uses 30% less memory!
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robtpatrick22
18 June 2018
With all the complaints on the search function of this browser, and other complaints, it is time for me to review without prejudice; first off, this is a Firefox browser, developed in Germany, with all that you need already installed; first, and most important, is to "set up" your search engine; go to preferences, go to search; DELETE all engines, you do not want; you can install, like Firefox search engines, simply download, receive the familiar alert, and the engine is installed; I have removed ALL tracking engines, and installed Startpage, Duck Duck Go; others as well. Thats it, plain, simple easy. You have everything you need, as Cliqz ,like Brave, and Epic have what you need installed. I have touched base with Cliqz support, note I wrote and asked, before I made condemnation of a product, Response came the next day. This browser is recognized as a Firefox browser, and works just as a Firefox browser would. It has HTTPS Everywhere built in, and uses a "forget mode" if you simply configure it by using the preferences when downloaded. As I write this, I am using Startpage not any of the tracking engines which are installed; my prudence tells me to use a secure engine, that I have done;whenyougo to Startpage, you will receive a link; simply copy the link, and paste it in the search preferences under Open a specific page; similar results may be found for Duck Duck Go.Since I have worked with the developers of Startpage, I am providing directions. As soon as I open Cliqz, it defaults to Startpage
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Version 1.20.0
robert-patrick-1
22 August 2017
Cliqz and Brave are very close in features; Brave uses a Chrome fork; Cliqz uses a firefox fork!! I use Brave also!
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Version 1.14.0
Hoka
20 April 2017
I have been using it for a number of weeks now and I'm trying very much to love it, The privacy features appeal to me but the search feature is very limited and there is no option to revert to normal search operation. The basic browser features are good and it is fast but they need to iron out the bugs and improve on the search thing to become a prime browser
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Version 1.9.1
6 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
05 May 2017
Their search engine will never be truly effective.

They can’t provide Google results because they’re trying to be all about privacy and Google wants nothing more than to invade your privacy and sell your profile data.

DuckDuckGo is a popular search engine for privacy-conscious users, but I’ve tried them several times and always found their results vastly inferior to Google’s.

So the choice is yours: You can continue "trying to love" a lousy browser that aims to protect your privacy, or you can return to using a browser you actually do like and install a bunch of extensions to help block the people who want to track everywhere you go and everything you do all of the time.
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Aargl
Aargl
10 June 2017
Hi! Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the huge popup entitled "examplepage.de/webpage" that appear when you launch the app?
I've tried clicking anywhere, closing the main window, searching the prefs, this thing is still stuck in front of me! :-o
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robert-patrick-1
robert-patrick-1
20 August 2017
All you have to do is under preferences go to search, you will find a pull down menu; pick your search engine and under forget mode type in a search; that's it!! You then have the browser search or the search engine you wish from the pull down menu under search!!
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Aargl
Aargl
20 August 2017
Thanks, bob! :-) In the meantime, I've discovered Chromium and Brave, so I thought that's enough having 5 browsers to deal with (Safari, Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi and Chromium), I've ditched CLIQZ.
Except for Safari and Firefox, Opera is my favourite amongst the Chromium based browsers, but Brave seems very promising!
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robtpatrick22
robtpatrick22
27 January 2018
In order for the search to work as wished, all that is needed, is when importing Safari bookmarks, you import them along with a Safari search; you are given two options; take the bottom option which will say something like a safari search!! I do it all the time; this avoids hyper criticism of the product!!
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robtpatrick22
robtpatrick22
17 June 2018
There are too many complaints on something right before your eyes; As soon as I open my search in preferences, I delete ALL search engines, by "removing" what is installed; this is obvious, as what I have done "works" and when I start Cliqz, Startpage or Duck Duck Go appears as default; you ARE able to download search engines on your choice; Google, Bing, and Yahoo were deleted; this is an opinion made WITHOUT pro activity on your part to "make a search engine your default!!
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