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LastPass

If you’re looking for a way to save all the logins and passwords you use at various websites, you can’t do much better than 1Password. However, the free version of LastPass — acting as a browser extension — covers many of the basic functions. It comes highly recommended by PCMag, and is worth a look if you need something free.

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Tor

Remain anonymous on the Internet while web browsing, messaging or remote logins. Works with many existing clients to bounce your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world.

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Vivaldi

The former CEO and co-founder of Opera has started a new project — “an advanced browser made with the power user in mind.” As of this writing, it’s considered a technical preview, but innovative promises include the ability to organize your tabs into stacks, display pages side by side, write notes on the go, and a keyboard command palette.

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Vivaldi

The former CEO and co-founder of Opera has started a new project — “an advanced browser made with the power user in mind.” As of this writing, it’s considered a technical preview, but innovative promises include the ability to organize your tabs into stacks, display pages side by side, write notes on the go, and a keyboard command palette.

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Tor

Remain anonymous on the Internet while web browsing, messaging or remote logins. Works with many existing clients to bounce your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world.

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LastPass

If you’re looking for a way to save all the logins and passwords you use at various websites, you can’t do much better than 1Password. However, the free version of LastPass — acting as a browser extension — covers many of the basic functions. It comes highly recommended by PCMag, and is worth a look if you need something free.

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DEVONagent Lite

Places a web search field in the menu bar next to Spotlight. Uses all major search engines and many special ones, with results opening in your web browser. Can also create pre-fab search sets.

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Fluid

Create site-specific mini-web browsers for your web apps, so that they launch like desktop programs in your dock. Great for checking Gmail, for example.

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Ghostery

Find out who is tracking you on the web — ad networks, data providers, publishers and other companies. Learn more about them and decide who you want to block.

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LastPass

If you’re looking for a way to save all the logins and passwords you use at various websites, you can’t do much better than 1Password. However, the free version of LastPass — acting as a browser extension — covers many of the basic functions. It comes highly recommended by PCMag, and is worth a look if you need something free.

Download site Internet

Tor

Remain anonymous on the Internet while web browsing, messaging or remote logins. Works with many existing clients to bounce your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world.

Download site Internet

Vivaldi

The former CEO and co-founder of Opera has started a new project — “an advanced browser made with the power user in mind.” As of this writing, it’s considered a technical preview, but innovative promises include the ability to organize your tabs into stacks, display pages side by side, write notes on the go, and a keyboard command palette.

Download site Internet