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.
On Motorola XOOM ; this worked very well until recently. Now when I begin a search or start to read a story, ddg closes & I am returned to home screen. My problem is not with ddg, but with the Google app store. I read accounts of other ddg users having problems on Android (aka Google) devices recently. By design? I like the privacy very much but want a way to test that. "Trust but verify." Great search engine. However the accompanying stories are too liberal for my conservative bias, so I now skip them and go straight to the search. I am still comparing Duck Duck Go to StartPage.
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.....
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.
Nifty little browser. Yeah data is from other search engines but it uses a guest search in those. If you are really paranoid, combine this with Orbot (provided you set up orbot to be systemwide or all apps) and you are set.
- 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
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