Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

TrackerZapper

Do you copy URLs? Do you hate when there is a bunch of tracking junk at the end that you feel compelled remove before passing along that URL to a friend or pasting it into a blog post?

You need Robb Knight’s TrackerZapper. It is an excellent, silent, and lightweight menubar utility that strips common trackers off the end of URLs. I’ve been using it for months and even contributed a little bit to the latest version — only, like, eight characters, so please do not worry.

Also, it is open source, so you can see for yourself that it is doing nothing sketchy with your keyboard entry or clipboard.