Does configuring this dns for the browser bottle up my browser history for public WiFi owner, or should I also use vpn?
VPN and DNS are completely different things, using NextDNS on your browser will hide the domain you are going to from the ISP but the traffic to that site is still there to see if they monitor it. Unless you want to be really careful NextDNS should be more than enough. Just enable all the options in security and things like safe search etc and that should stop most attacks. It blocks DNS rebinding and Typo-Squatting etc.
The only possible issue that can occur would be if let's say someone opens a fake WiFi at a cafe and they monitor your connection, even then as long as you have HTTPS on the website you are using (on chrome that little lock being locked ) you'll be fine but a VPN could be useful in a let's say 0.1% where the site is faked and someone is willing to get arrested to maybe have a tiny chance of stealing someone's credit card info.
Hey guys this is actually a very interesting topic for me, is there an article comparing NextDNS vs a reputable VPN? With something like a table of functions and tick marks?
Especially with NextDNS I would like to know:
-What my ISP sees vs using VPN
-What the website I’m visiting sees vs using VPN