My First Week With Duck Duck Go

November 15, 2015

In a previous post I had mentioned that I’m beginning to remove Google from life.┬áThe first step of that plan was to change my search engine. I’ve always used Google as my primary search engine because it just worked and I trusted the results. But after using Duck Duck Go as my primary search engine I can honestly say that so far, Duck Duck Go provides me with better results.

My favorite feature of Duck Duck Go is the dark theme.

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My second is the more results link on each result. This works really well for searching for things such as Php functions.

You get a list of results similar to your query from the same website.

A search for my favorite burger place Iron Burger provides me with Yelp reviews

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One thing Duck Duck Go solves nicely is saving your preferences by using a feature called cloud save. So instead of a login I can use a passphrase to save everything which is super nice.

These are the things I’ve used so far. There are other features such as the bang feature that I haven’t used yet but as I become more comfortable with Duck Duck Go I can see myself using those features regularly.

One questions that I ask regularly is why Apple hasn’t bought Duck Duck Go. Their stance on privacy align with Apple’s and I feel if Apple sync’s Duck Duck Go’s results within Siri, Google is in serious trouble. I guess only time will tell.

My overall verdict is so far so good. I’m enjoying using Duck Duck Go as my primary search engine.