DuckDuckGo Review

Today I’ll be doing a short review of DuckDuckGo.

DuckDuckGo is a free search engine created by Gabriel Weinberg. There are many reasons to use this search engine, but the main one is, obviously, privacy. Unlike other search engines, with Google especially being known for this, when you search with DuckDuckGo, what you search is 100%  private. This means that your search history is not sent to a server, your User agent and IP address are not sent to a server, sites that you are redirected to will not know the search terms you used to find that site, and you will be completely anonymous. Now, some might argue that, “if you’re not doing anything wrong, then you’ve got nothing to hide.” I disagree with this. There are many things which you may want secret which are not illegal or technically wrong. These things could simply be embarrassing. Whatever your reason for wanting privacy may be, you will have it with DuckDuckGo. You can read more about DuckDuckGo’s privacy policy here.

Now then, what else does DuckDuckGo have to offer? Well, it has tons of goodies! Among these are calculations, similar to the feature on Google, such as the sum of two amounts of money, with taxes. It includes conversions, such as Fahrenheit to Celsius, imperial measurements to metric measurements, and currency conversion. You can look up dates of certain events, see what is currently in movie theaters, check the weather, and so much more! I cannot stress enough how useful these goodies can be.

Overall, I simply cannot recommend DuckDuckGo enough, if only for its complete privacy and anonymity. That, combined with its ease of use and plethora of extra features makes it very highly recommended.