Essential Browsing Software
Here is the software I will not browse the web without:
- Waterfox, an ethical user-oriented upgrade of Mozilla Firefox, from Alex Kontos.
- Privacy Badger, to block tracking cookies, from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- uBlock Origin and uMatrix, content and request blockers from Raymond Hill.
- Decentraleyes, replacing CDN requests for common libraries, from Thomas Rientjes.
If I cannot use Waterfox (or equivalent hardened Firefox), with those extensions installed, I will not browse from that device.
Whilst there are Android versions of all of these, I do not browse the web on my mobile, and this does not have any negative effects on my life.
The above software are essential for reasons of privacy and security, but it is important to stress how they also provide considerably faster and smoother browsing, and would be worth installing for that benefit alone.