Add an Extra Layer of Privacy to Your Mac with Tiptoe 1.0

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Have you ever used the private browsing feature found in Safari and most other browsers these days? If not, allow us to explain. The feature essentially allows you to use the core features of the browser without recording any of your actions. So, in the case of your browser, you can browse and do pretty much everything else you would normally do, however the browser won’t record any of your data, i.e. your browsing history, or any new cache. This is a feature that app Tiptoe 1.0 will give you access to for many of the most popular Mac applications. Currently the apps costs $20 and features 15 Mac compatible Mac OS X apps, although there are plans to include more apps in future updates. Below is a list of the supported applications and an example of the features Tiptoe will allow you to access for them:

Camino

Tiptoe’s Open with Privacy brings “Private Browsing” to Camino. Tiptoe also gives you more choice about what you remove when you want to reset.

Cyberduck

Tiptoe gives you extra control over the Cyberduck Transfers list, history, session and cache.

Firefox

Tiptoe provides extra choices when reseting.

iChat

Control over recent items (both Chats and Saved Chats), file transfer window and cache.

Keynote

Tiptoe gives you control over Keynote’s recent items and cache.

Numbers

Here you are provided with privacy for recent items and cache.

OmniWeb

Tiptoe’s Open with Privacy brings “Private Browsing” to OmniWeb. Tiptoe also gives you more choice and quick access to reseting.

Opera

Tiptoe’s Open with Privacy brings “Private Browsing” to Opera 10 (and ahead of 10.5!).

Pages

In this iWork application you have control over recent items and cache.

Preview

Possibly one of the most used applications on OS X. Tiptoe gives you control over recent items and cache (and tailored to observe the differences under the surface between Leopard and Snow Leopard).

QuickTime Player

For QuickTime Player X and earlier – Tiptoe gives you control over both recent items and the cache.

Safari

Miss being able to remove search items from the Google resent search menu? Tiptoe adds this feature back to Safari (along with the other features you are used to).

Terminal

Terminal stores the history of every command you enter (use up and down arrows to access the history). Tiptoe gives you control over your Terminal history.

TextEdit

Get control over those recent documents.

VLC

Forget about recent media files when using VLC (or completely forget them).

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Jordan Kahn

Jordan Kahn

Jordan Kahn is a full-time freelance writer that covers breaking Apple news and writes about all things Mac OS X, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad exclusively for BlogsDNA.com. Follow him @ twitter.com/jordankahn Email: Jordan@Blogsdna.com View author profile

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