The only thing DDG has going for it is privacy, but that is an illusion as long as it is American owned and hosted. It uses Bing and other third party sites to gather its results (look at their own policy and see) so the only thing they give you is a search field with worse results than their sources. Startpage can do that with both better privacy and results directly from Google, which is of course light years ahead, and Qwant can do so with both much better privacy and much better search results without using Google and it's European based and owned. Using an American search engine for privacy is like peeing your pants for warmth! It might work but.....
Great concept of stand alone browser. But it would be more worthy if it included a exceptional tracker blocker like privacy badger along with duckduckgo search engine. Need to work on security a lot as well. Doesent block malicious content neither does it block tracking content. Adding an option of custom UA string would be great.
I could not understand why I use the app and not use duck duck go from browser. Nothing special with the app, except direct search maybe. I've already set Duck duck go as my default search engine in the browser. If it had something extra, then it would have been awesome. And yes I ❤ Duck Duck Go.
If I have to press the home button and copy the typed search one more time because the search often won't bring up results when not reset to home, I'll go mad. Also, frequently doesn't actually type out what you have entered, so you have to start again.
This engine pulls up a much larger range than what I can get out of Google. I have a harder time finding what I'm looking for on Google. Soon I believe this search engine will be better than Google all the way around.
this browser was worse than Google in that it never gave me good search results. It would take one word from an entire phrase and show me whatever junk it could find using that one word, instead of showing me anything even close to my search perimeters.
- Removes popups encouraging users to set DuckDuckGo as their default search in Chrome and Firefox
- Adds Italian and Nynorsk translations
- Thanks to anthologist, Freheims, bhubie, SubhrajyotiSen and the DuckDuckGo community.
Just a reminder that this app is open source so anyone can contribute to its development or examine the source code. Let us know your suggestions and feature requests! https://github.com/duckduckgo/android-search-and-stories