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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

DuckDuckGo

Browse the web privately, search anonymously, and escape ad trackers.

4.8 Ratings 1M+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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Browse the web privately, search anonymously, and escape ad trackers.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.8
1.1M+ Ratings
  1. 5
    84+%
  2. 4
    13+%
  3. 3
    2+%
  4. 2
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  5. 1
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  • Far too few people use the best browser available. Sep 9, 2018

    By G-mail-man
    “Far too few” really means “not enough” to be sure. I rarely endorse apps and even more rare is an endorsement I make for a tech/IT/web product. I clearly and vehemently can make a case for every internet traveler to want -nay NEED to use this browser. Yes, I assume that everyone needs (and wants) to protect their privacy when on the web. I don’t think that’s a far-fetched assumption to make. I’ve used this browser quite a bit now and after previous frustrating attempts to enhance my privacy by using other, more popular browsers’ cumbersome privacy settings, can readily say that DuckDuckGo’s offering is the most intuitive, well laid out, and quick browser I’ve used in the over 25 years I’ve been an IT professional. The browser has an almost minimalist look and feel. That doesn’t mean that it is without varied features tried-and-true and some I wished I’d had long ago. I will be installing DuckDuckGo‘s browser on production machines at the office and clients as well. (After I verify any legality issues ($) therein of course) Thanks DuckDuckGo -jbl
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  • Nov 29, 2020

    By NJ H.
    Giving this 5 stars because it has been great up until the past few days. After clearing searches I get a black screen. I can get back to my usual phone screen with app icons by pressing the bottom of the black screen. When I tap the DDG icon it's back to the black screen. I then restart the phone and can use the app once, but must then restart the phone. I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it. It still doesn't work the way it used to.
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  • Overall Good Jan 12, 2019

    By Andrew1243
    I like every thing that is provided, and I am glad that the app scans questionable websites to view and inform me of the privacy practices, this can prevent my history from being aggregated and save my device from potentially developing a malicious virus that could overtake my device. And it’s rather simple as well. But I have one complaint: I enjoy the fact that I can courageously venture into the deeper parts of the web to find information for essays, recreation etc., but I would prefer a feature that could be toggled in settings permitting the app to discourage and omit all inappropriate photographs, video, imagery, etc. In other words, I do not want pornographic images to seep into my searches with all the ambiguity in words these days. If you could design a feature to just that, it would be excellent. An even better idea, make the option to create a password as a requirement to turn off the filter, you know, just so that young children will not turn it off and encounter x-rated material. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Brittany O'Brien
    Love this browser. It does everything you need it to do as a browser without violating your privacy. There's only one feature that I wish it had: On other browsers, if you click into an article from a news feed and then hit the back button, the browser will close the tab when your phone switches back to the other app. DuckDuckGo keeps the browser open and the tab has to be manually closed.
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  • Good, could use more features Nov 30, 2018

    By davidrherron
    I want to start off by saying this browser is the best single browser I’ve found for the iPad. The bar at the top with buttons and the search bar doesn’t take up a lot of space, and the desktop mode always works well, unlike with Safari. The browser looks nice and is quick. There are two features I feel that are missing, one necessity and one nice to have. First - the reason this review doesn’t have 4 stars - I cant set DuckDuckGo as the default for opening hyperlinks on my iPad. When I click a link in my email and a box shows up it only gives me the choice of safari or chrome, and I don’t even have chrome installed. If and when DuckDuckGo can be set as a default for this, I will update this review to 4 stars gladly. Aside from that, the only feature I feel this browser is missing from pushing it to perfection is some easy gesture based system of switching tabs. The button in the bottom right hand corner is fine and logical, but some more touch friendly and quicker way to switch tabs would make this browser much better. That’s it. If it gets those two features it would be perfect and I would update this review to 5 stars.
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  • Nov 29, 2020

    By Devin Harvey
    Like the browser but I have animations disabled through dev options in Android and it caused a bug. There was a recent update that added animations for the "fire" button. Wherever I would click it would cause a black screen on the browser which needed a force close to fix. I found a setting inside the app that disabled animations for the "fire" button. Everything works now but troubleshooting it was frustrating.
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  1. Take control of your privacy! Keep your personal information safe as you search and browse the web with DuckDuckGO
  2. Included Privacy Grade rating tells you how protected you are when you visit a website, rated on a score of A to F
  3. Forces sites to use an encrypted connection where available, meaning your data stays safe and protected

Reviewed by Kaylin on April 24, 2019

  • Far too few people use the best browser available. Sep 9, 2018

    By G-mail-man
    “Far too few” really means “not enough” to be sure. I rarely endorse apps and even more rare is an endorsement I make for a tech/IT/web product. I clearly and vehemently can make a case for every internet traveler to want -nay NEED to use this browser. Yes, I assume that everyone needs (and wants) to protect their privacy when on the web. I don’t think that’s a far-fetched assumption to make. I’ve used this browser quite a bit now and after previous frustrating attempts to enhance my privacy by using other, more popular browsers’ cumbersome privacy settings, can readily say that DuckDuckGo’s offering is the most intuitive, well laid out, and quick browser I’ve used in the over 25 years I’ve been an IT professional. The browser has an almost minimalist look and feel. That doesn’t mean that it is without varied features tried-and-true and some I wished I’d had long ago. I will be installing DuckDuckGo‘s browser on production machines at the office and clients as well. (After I verify any legality issues ($) therein of course) Thanks DuckDuckGo -jbl
    more
  • Nov 29, 2020

    By NJ H.
    Giving this 5 stars because it has been great up until the past few days. After clearing searches I get a black screen. I can get back to my usual phone screen with app icons by pressing the bottom of the black screen. When I tap the DDG icon it's back to the black screen. I then restart the phone and can use the app once, but must then restart the phone. I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it. It still doesn't work the way it used to.
    more
  • Overall Good Jan 12, 2019

    By Andrew1243
    I like every thing that is provided, and I am glad that the app scans questionable websites to view and inform me of the privacy practices, this can prevent my history from being aggregated and save my device from potentially developing a malicious virus that could overtake my device. And it’s rather simple as well. But I have one complaint: I enjoy the fact that I can courageously venture into the deeper parts of the web to find information for essays, recreation etc., but I would prefer a feature that could be toggled in settings permitting the app to discourage and omit all inappropriate photographs, video, imagery, etc. In other words, I do not want pornographic images to seep into my searches with all the ambiguity in words these days. If you could design a feature to just that, it would be excellent. An even better idea, make the option to create a password as a requirement to turn off the filter, you know, just so that young children will not turn it off and encounter x-rated material. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.
    more
  • Nov 29, 2020

    By Hippie Chick
    Lovin' this app! It uses the amazing search features of Duck Duck Go, which was the reason I downloaded it in the first place. Being able to get rid of Chrome (as best you can on an android) and Google search is a godsend. Who isn't sick and tied of being tracked everywhere they go? As long as DDG remains tracking free, I'll remain a loyal customer. Come on, America! Fight to take back our freedoms!
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  • Privacy is a top priority Sep 21, 2019

    By Luis Fonzi
    I don’t wright reviews but I really like this even thought I don’t really have anything to hide I think that if we don’t show these companies that we care about are privacy we will live in future/society we’re ads and tracks haunt us all and influence use. Which is why I really recommend this app it doesn’t track you, it block/prevents trackers from tracking you, doesn’t have a filter bubble that gives you customized results kinda like propaganda and discrimination and lastly it gives helpful tips to keep your privacy in check. If it weren’t for DuckDuckGo I would have never know that the share my location setting doesn’t work most of the time. You might be think how does DuckDuckGo make money the way do that is from affiliate links basically when you buy something online in DuckDuckGo some of that money goes DuckDuckGo I hole that this has convinced you to try out DuckDuckGo and thanks for reading this long.
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Brittany O'Brien
    Love this browser. It does everything you need it to do as a browser without violating your privacy. There's only one feature that I wish it had: On other browsers, if you click into an article from a news feed and then hit the back button, the browser will close the tab when your phone switches back to the other app. DuckDuckGo keeps the browser open and the tab has to be manually closed.
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  • Better than Google! Nov 2, 2018

    By yodelingpuppet
    Ok, that’s subjective. There’s pros and cons to each search engine; the major drawback of Google, for me anyway, is that everything is tracked everywhere. They’re constantly collecting information about you and building a profile on you. I’m not paranoid about privacy or anything, but keep in mind, Google isn’t your product, you’re their product, and you’re sold to advertisers. I already use Facebook and Twitter so I’m still tracked, but cutting Google out of that equation gives me a bit of peace of mind. As consumers, we should not be okay with constantly being tracked... do your self a favor and replace Google with DuckDuckGo. The only feedback I have for the devs is to make the keyboard pop up as the app is opened. Why click inside the search bar to bring up the keyboard? The whole reason for opening the app is to start typing something, and therefore the keyboard should already be present. If you must insist on keeping it the way it is, at the least, you can place the search bar in the center so it then becomes a one-handed operation. That’s my only minor complaint.
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  • Dec 1, 2020

    By Marlouie Raquepo
    I've been using this for like 3 weeks and it's been a great expirience. there have also been a couple of difficulties tho. When search results comes out. Search box is missing so i'm not able to correct or change if i mispell my words. Sometimes it can also be very slow in responding giving me the duckduckgo isn't responding or something which can be annoying sometimes. But still a great browser eitherway, looking forward for more updates.
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  • Dec 2, 2020

    By GNGTNT
    It's not as advanced as Google yet and I hope that they are working on getting it there. For instance when I want to check stock prices I can just type the symbol in the search engine with Google. But duck duck go will not give me a price nor a chart And I have to search several different ways to get it. But other than that I love having a good alternative to Google.
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  • Nov 27, 2020

    By John Gentry
    I like the option of erasing my search history but do not know for sure if it's acty being erased or not. This app makes it harder to use yahoo mail so far, but I've only been using it for a few days now but like it much better than google. Also, I haven't been hit up with advertisment online after saying something with this app u like with google.
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  • Good, could use more features Nov 30, 2018

    By davidrherron
    I want to start off by saying this browser is the best single browser I’ve found for the iPad. The bar at the top with buttons and the search bar doesn’t take up a lot of space, and the desktop mode always works well, unlike with Safari. The browser looks nice and is quick. There are two features I feel that are missing, one necessity and one nice to have. First - the reason this review doesn’t have 4 stars - I cant set DuckDuckGo as the default for opening hyperlinks on my iPad. When I click a link in my email and a box shows up it only gives me the choice of safari or chrome, and I don’t even have chrome installed. If and when DuckDuckGo can be set as a default for this, I will update this review to 4 stars gladly. Aside from that, the only feature I feel this browser is missing from pushing it to perfection is some easy gesture based system of switching tabs. The button in the bottom right hand corner is fine and logical, but some more touch friendly and quicker way to switch tabs would make this browser much better. That’s it. If it gets those two features it would be perfect and I would update this review to 5 stars.
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  • Ads everywhere i go Oct 27, 2020

    By pumblino
    Today is my first day on this search engine. I get so many ads within websites i am visiting. Newspaper articles....pop up ads. Look up news stories and again, pop up ads. Local tv stations, more ads. Then facebook, ads galore. Tried a porn site just to see and pop up ads again. These ads do not close and allow me to continue reading a story or finish my reason for visit. I did set appropriate settings but i dont see too big a difference. I downloaded because i looked on safari for sites with less ads and im not seeing a huge difference. I don’t want to download on iphone because i see some ratings claiming the phones get locked up and other serious issues including one review saying it rendered their phone useless and totally locked up without being able to shut down and restart phone. He was forced to buy another iphone. Privacy is a huge concern these days and my doubts of it are surfacing due to ads ads and more ads. Not what i came here for. Will give it another day or two to see-if there is any change. But if not, i will not continue using this engine.
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  • Dec 2, 2020

    By Robert Lehman
    So far so good. I truly appreciate it's privacy shield features and that it doesn't collect information about me and my personal online habits to sell to any interested parties for profit. I would prefer it having an integrated login ID and password saver for websites. Hopefully that is something of a legitimate possibility to bring to production. Thanks!
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  • Nov 28, 2020

    By D C
    Liking what I see. App needs a home page setting (specific site, bookmarks, etc). Would like to be able to sort bookmarks. Swipe to reload is too sensitive - it's easy to reload when just trying to get back to the top of the page. This causes extra data usage & more time wasted. App is better than the current version of Firefox. Would be near perfect if it could incorporate the best features of the old version (68.11.0) of Firefox.
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  • Good, with a potentially serious issue May 28, 2019

    By Alice Valkyrie
    I like that this browser lets you clear your cache and doesn’t take up much space on my phone. I wish it was better at blocking ads though. I’ve used this browser on my Mac for years b/c I trust it far more than I trust Google to not sell my search history to advertisers. However, due to a possible bug-the app version of this browser isn’t as private as it should be. I can clear my cache and completely close the app-but I don’t think it completely deletes my search history. Why do I say this? Because I can open the app (after having cleared the cache and closed it) and often, if I leave it open and go to another app before returning to it, a YT vid or a webpage I visited before I cleared my cache will appear for a brief second before disappearing. While it doesn’t bother me beyond the fact that I worry some of my data is being saved (which I don’t want)-this could be a major issue for some people if they were truly using this app to have a 100% untraceable search history.
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  • Nov 29, 2020

    By Devin Harvey
    Like the browser but I have animations disabled through dev options in Android and it caused a bug. There was a recent update that added animations for the "fire" button. Wherever I would click it would cause a black screen on the browser which needed a force close to fix. I found a setting inside the app that disabled animations for the "fire" button. Everything works now but troubleshooting it was frustrating.
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