Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Incoggo is a ‘universal blocker’ in the form of a desktop application. Simply, this means that Incoggo is a platform with a bunch of different ‘apps’ you can turn on + off to control your Internet browsing experience.

Different apps allow you to do different things like block ads or protect yourself from malware.

If you want to take back control of your Internet experience, then Incoggo is perfect for you.

Incoggo is very easy to use. Simply download Incoggo, drag it to your Applications folder, run it, and you’re good to go! Note that the first time you run Incoggo, you will need to enter your computer password. Then, just browse the Internet normally, and Incoggo will automatically improve your Internet browsing experience! 😄

Currently, we’re building Incoggo for macOS, with Windows soon to follow – sign up for our waitlist here to get notified when we launch!

For now, Incoggo is only available as a desktop application, but we’ll make an announcement when we start building for iOS and Android.

Nope! Incoggo is 100% free. Use it all you want, whenever you want.

Yes! It works on every browser and in private / incognito mode. Incoggo also has apps available that protect you in ways and add functionality that incognito mode alone can’t!

Nope! Incoggo is an easy-to-use desktop application that works across all browsers! Whatever you use – Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Brave Browser, or something else – we’ve got you covered!

Incoggo is currently a very early-stage application (with a tiny development team), so there are still some rough edges. In order to provide the best user experience possible, there are a few imperfect solutions (that we’re hoping to replace / upgrade in the near future) we’ve implemented to assist with things like not requiring your system password each time you launch the app, pause the app, or the app performs an automatic update.

If you’re a very security-minded individual (or you use your computer for very sensitive tasks), before using Incoggo you may want to be aware that the application does the following:

  • Upon installation, Incoggo adds a file to your system’s sudoers.d folder that whitelists specific commands from requiring a sudo password to perform. (This allows Incoggo to manage your system proxy settings, kill certain processes on shutdown / restart, and perform tasks related to Incoggo’s auto-updating feature without requiring that a sudo password be prompted each time.)
  • Incoggo loads external Javascript files when you visit specific domains (i.e. those we filter / clear cookies on / clear storage on / etc.).
  • Incoggo overwrites a few system defaults (re: open page / process limits) at runtime for performance reasons.
  • Upon installation, Incoggo also installs a trusted root certificate in your system keystore. This is required for Incoggo’s advanced filtering functionality to work (unlike the issues above – which we intend to clean up shortly – this one is a hard requirement for the app to work).

If these are show-stopper issues for you, but you’d still like to use Incoggo, we’d recommend signing up for our mailing list at incoggo.com. We send out regular updates announcing product changes and new features there, so we’ll be sure to send out an update to the list once these have been cleaned up.

Currently, Incoggo is incompatible with most VPN services & applications. Behind the scenes, Incoggo is a ‘local proxy’, which, with Incoggo’s current implementation, unfortunately means that you can’t also run another VPN or proxy service at the same time. If you need to run another proxy application or VPN at the same time as Incoggo, the simplest solution is to pause Incoggo while using the other application, then unpause Incoggo after closing out the other app.

We do have a fix planned for this issue in the near future, so please make sure to sign up for our mailing list on incoggo.com and stay tuned for future announcements!

Incoggo currently has 5 apps available:

  • Block Ads
  • Block Cryptojacking
  • Block Malware
  • Block Paywalls
  • Block Trackers

You can learn more about each individual app on their respective pages. You can find links to those pages here.

Also, while we’re consistently improving these apps, stay tuned — there are a few more apps on the way as well 😉

Nope! You can pick-and-choose which Incoggo apps you’d like to use, and which you’d rather not. Enable the ones you want; Disable the ones you don’t. You can toggle all the available apps on + off in the dropdown ‘Apps’ menu.

In the near future, we’re planning to launch Incoggo Pro. This will be a paid subscription (monthly or annual) service that will include access to a few premium apps and advanced privacy-protecting features. Don’t worry though – this subscription will be completely optional, and all apps + features available today will remain completely free forever (and we’ll continue improving them to make them even more awesome for the community 🙂 ).

There are a few key milestones coming up on our roadmap:

  • Incoggo Apps v2
    • We want our existing slate of apps to be super-amazing, so first up, we’ll be working on improving + polishing these. There may also be a few new apps on the way… so y’know… stay tuned for updates 😉
  • Incoggo Pro
    • We’ll be launching a paid subscription service. This will include a few premium apps, as well as advanced privacy-protecting features. More details to come…
  • Incoggo for Windows
    • It’s been in the works for a while, but it’s coming in hot 🔥 Incoggo for Windows should be available in the near future…

For updates on when these new features + apps become available, those on our mailing list / Windows waitlist will be the first to know. You can sign up for updates here.