With Firefox Focus-a private browser designed for Apple’s iOS ecosystem, Mozilla wants to give users a complete hassle-free private browsing experience. It comes with a defacto feature of blocking web trackers, including analytics, social, and advertising. In addition, it also deletes all your cookies and history automatically, wiping your slate completely clean.
And since all the trackers are blocked in Firefox Focus, users will end up with faster load times and webpages. However, some sites that rely on tracking to work may not function properly. Well, you can open those specific links in either Firefox or Safari.
With a simple interface, Focus also provides 'Erase button', which allows users to erase the entire browsing activity, once they complete one web activity. Firefox Focus uses Yahoo as the default search site rather than Google. Considering the on-going battle in Yahoo about privacy and security, Google would have been a better option, we believe.
The app was originally launched on the App Store in 2015 as an ad-blocking utility that could remove ads and trackers from iPhone’s Safari browser.
Nick Nguyen, VP of Firefox Product at Mozilla said, "Focus by Firefox was our first content blocker that blocks certain types of content in the Safari browser. The Firefox Focus Browser is a separate browser with content blocking built-in and turned on by default."
Firefox Focus will continue to operate as a Safari content blocker on iOS, and users will be able to take advantage of Tracking Protection on both Safari and Firefox Focus.
Based on WebKit, Firefox Focus is a free download, and runs on any device with iOS 9 or later.