DuckDuckGo Privacy App & Extension

Privacy, simplified. Available on all major platforms.

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DuckDuckGo’s fully revamped browser extension and mobile app now offers built-in tracker network blocking, smarter encryption, and private search in one package – all designed to operate seamlessly as you search and browse the web. The updated app and extension are available across all major platforms – Firefox, Safari, Chrome, iOS, and Android.

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21 Reviews5.0/5

DuckDuckGo continues to make strides in the privacy space. They do a phenomenal job of educating users as well through their nurture tracks in regard to tangential best privacy practices such as VPNs and passwords.

Pros:

Simple, easy to use, no friction in setting up, less cluttered results page.

Cons:

Search algorithm is still catching up to Google.

Seriously, the !bang syntax alone makes it worth switching. Google's site:something.com syntax is somewhat equivalent, but man oh man is it inconvinient in comparision. Code results are excellent - often it's given me a more direct answer than Google.

Pros:

Very simple, fun name, extremely useful !bang syntax, built-in themes, fairly reliable, good for developers

Cons:

Privacy claims are somewhat exaggerated, search algorithm kind of sucks

I can't live without !bang commands

Pros:

Useful, reliable, tech-oriented

Cons:

Search engine

Use DuckDuckGo. Use !bangs.

Pros:

Isn't Google.

Cons:

Is still a centralized reputation system, which (theoretically) allows for censure.

Love this addon, keeps my browser running smooth

Pros:

Very easy to use, quick and simple

Cons:

none

DuckDuckgo has created a great product. However, I think the solution to online privacy is a greater adoption of privacy practices by the top websites.

Pros:

Makes me more conscious of data privacy online

Cons:

I wouldn't call the user experience great...yet.

Now my search engine by default !

Pros:

- Privacy privacy privacy !

- Now support French (was about time...)

- Nice looking website, funny name

Cons:

- The search algorithm still requires a lot of work

The bangs like "!m Bangkok" leading to Google maps or "!inwx mydomain.com" leading you to the result pages of different searches or services are awesome

Pros:

!bangs are awesome, privacy for the win

Cons:

Results sometimes are a little outdated or not 100% relevant.