Review from 蒼の騎士
検索では情報収集されないって書いてる人がいるが！ 検索では情報収集はされないと思うけど、生IPだから書き込みとかすれば残るよ。確認君＋とかで調べれば、プロバイダーやIPアドレス、 ホストやOSは確認出来ます。情報収集されないから安心って無知。CMセキュリティのアプリにあるプライベートブラウザでいつもしらべている。バックキーや10秒後？で自動に消える。調べるならそれでいいと思う。
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.
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.....
It has search limits. I don't like the video format. Video doesn't have a lead/sample photo. I haven't found a good map function. If you need maps it sends you to Bing maps. Google maps is better. It preloads stories that you can't modify. I found the annoying missleading stories poorly written or untrue. Let me decide what I want to see when I use the app.
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.
I normally don't write reviews for apps, but DDG is an exceptional app. Somehow they've managed to make a search widget and news reader far superior to Google's increasingly clunky, absurdly slow search widget. You won't be disappointed with this one.
I've switched to Brave browser since it includes ad blocking which DDG does not. I still use this app for the stories though. I have one pretty big gripe about it though - after reading about half a dozen stories I get the top bar burned into my screen. When reading that searchbar needs to hover up out of sight.
- 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