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    Default Easily Toggle Private Browsing Right From Mobile Safari With 'Privata'


    iOS 5 shipped with a private browsing feature for Mobile Safari, which allows you to keep Mobile Safari from holding a history of your Web sites, searches, and more. The feature is enabled from the Safari preferences pane in the Settings application, however some iOS developers felt that this was too much of a pain and have created a new way to toggle the feature right from Mobile Safari.

    The tweak, called Privata by iOS developers Rudolf Lichtner and Ravirajm, adds a new feature to the Action Button at the bottom of the Web browser interface that allows you to toggle private browsing without even having to go to the Settings application and navigate through settings panes to enable the feature:



    The tweak is very clean, integrating seamlessly with the Mobile Safari Web browser and not requiring any type of non-native gestures or actions from the user to use. Privata does come with a preferences pane with one option – the ability to enable and disable the tweak on demand, however no other options are included.

    When you toggle private browsing using Privata, the tweak changes the Web browser’s color to alert you that you have entered either private browsing mode or normal mode the same way it would if you used your time to go to the Settings application to do the same thing. There is no wait – the change is instant – and having the ability to toggle the feature right from the browser saves a lot of time because you can easily enter private browsing and exit it after you have finished using it with the tap of a button.

    There is a bug in the current version of the tweak that records the first link you open after enabling private browsing. After you move to another link, it will no longer be recorded. You can avoid letting unwanted eyes see that first link by opening a pseudo-link before actually starting your Web browsing session. Privata is free and makes an important feature of iOS easier to use, be sure to give it a try.

    Name: Privata
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer(s): Rudolf Lichtner and Ravirajm
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5

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    Thanks Anthony!

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    hmm i think this application is good. But how it will help us. Either it will use proxy ip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loraempson View Post
    hmm i think this application is good. But how it will help us. Either it will use proxy ip?
    I'm not sure what you're saying. Private browsing is a feature built into iOS that makes it so you can use Safari without it saving any of your browsing data. It has nothing to do with proxy servers.

    Privata lets you toggle Private browsing from Safari instead of having to go into the Settings application to turn it on and off.

    Private browsing is very useful. You can hide your Web browsing history and searches from your significant other or just keep future users of the computer/phone from seeing the Web sites you were just on.
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 09-10-2012 at 10:21 AM.

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