DuckDuckGo Search & Stories
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DuckDuckGo Search & Stories offers you a better way to search and a new take on Stories.
• Search anonymously.
• Find instantly.
• Stories you'll love.
Search anonymously. We believe in better search and real privacy at the same time. That's why:
• We don't track you: http://donttrack.us/
• We don't filter bubble you: http://dontbubble.us/
• We don't collect or share your personal information.
• When you search DuckDuckGo, you are anonymous.
Find instantly. Our app has tons of instant answers, which means you have to work less to get what you really want.
• Get answers from hundreds of sources.
• Auto-complete to answers instead of just searches.
• Search directly on thousands of other sites with !bang commands.
Stories you'll love. We only feature the most shared stories from hand-crafted sources:
• Just #1 stories like most emailed or upvoted
• No depressing news or graphic content
• No repeat topics per day (even across sources)
• Readability view with search suggestions that tie Search & Stories together.
We love feedback. You can always reach us at https://duckduckgo.com/feedback, or via email at email@example.com. We listen!
Disclaimer: While we can and will ensure your privacy at DuckDuckGo, we cannot ensure that other sites you visit from the app will respect your privacy.
What's New in Version 5.0.1
Fixed links when sharing the app
This is a good app but it is not without its problems
This app is an amazing alternative to the Safari app that comes included on IOS devices. The only drawback (in my opinion) is the fact that you can't use add-ons but that's not even DuckDuckGo's fault. The same add-ons you can use with Firefox on a desktop computer aren't supported on IOS devices (well maybe if you jailbroke your device but I'm not into doing that kind of thing). If I could, I would use Adblock Plus, Disconnect, DoNotTrackMe, Ghostery, and HTTPS-Everywhere but, unfortunately, I cannot.
UPDATE: I have now discovered that one cannot open multiple tabs with this app. What gives? They REALLY need to add support for opening multiple tabs. Since I'm feeling like being generous today (and because I can't lower my rating of this app to 3.5 out of 5 stars) I'm going to keep my rating at 4 out of 5 stars. I'm going to send DuckDuckGo a message about this. In the meantime, I'm going to keep this app for when I'm doing something on the internet that only requires one tab to be open. When I'm doing something that requires having multiple tabs open I guess I'll use Safari *sigh*.
Five stars with a caveat
I'm giving this app five stars even though the "stories" part of the app is pretty awful. Not only are the source choices lame, but they don't even pair stories with photos that make sense. Why is there a photo of a woman in a bikini accompanying an article about getting your money's worth at Chipotle? Why does an article about computers from Lifehacker feature a photo of intestines? Only DuckDuckGo knows.
On the plus side, the search is great and it's a nice, clean browser. I wish they'd port this one for iPad. The current "remedial reading" version is a little hilarious. Looks and works great on iPhone, though.
For the simple reason that privacy is essential, and I would consider stalking and spying on innocent civilians inhuman, google chrome app will be deleted probably in the near future. Either way, duck duck go will become my primary browser. Great app.
The only issues with this app are the fact that you can't have several tabs and you can't check images! Or at least it's very complicated to access them.
I hope these things are fixed/added in a next update.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jul 06, 2013
- Version: 5.0.1
- Size: 1.7 MB
- Languages: English, Basque, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Duck Duck Go, Inc.
- © DuckDuckGo
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.