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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

DuckDuckGo

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

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  • img Community
    You can never know what can happen online. Malware is just one out of more than 100 different risks surfing the web can bring to your phone in a second. DuckDuckGo is a good browser to keep your searches away from nosy intruders and your privacy intact.
    img by Yadi
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Because I’m able to get unfiltered results.
    img by Daniela
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    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
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Marsh Cartwright
    A great browser that is fast clean and uncluttered with junk. No tracking and doesn't leave any footprint of your travels. At the click of a button it's all gone. Don't you wish all apps where like this? I do, kill cookies browse safe :)
  • My all-time favorite Browser for iOS! Jun 12, 2021

    By woolyfork
    This browser is much better than mobile Safari because it’s really fast loading and it provides privacy features that are missing from Safari. I’ve tried other browsers avalible in the app store for iOS and they all ran really slow and often crashed...a lot. Especially when using multiple tabs. But the DuckDuckGo browser is faster than Safari and it does not crash on my old iPad Air device the way Safari and other iOS compatible browser do! (Yay!) The only thing missing from the DuckDuckGo browser is a “reader mode”. So Devs, please add a reader mode! Other that, this browser is pretty much perfect IMHO!👍👍👏❤️❤️ 12June2021: Still a Great browser, but it still needs a “reader mode” like Safari has. As it is at the moment, if I’m using this browser and I want to read an article in “reader mode” or “reader view”, I have to send the article over to Safari, which has a “reader view “. But all that jumping back and forth from this browser to Safari is really cumbersome. This browser desperately needs a “reader view”.
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By NowI'mMe
    I really love this app...save one thing. For some inexplicable reason, every few months I have to uninstall it and then reinstall it. It develops odd bugs where it refuses to load. My paranoia kicks in when this happens and I think Google is actively trying to sabotage Duck Duck Go so that I'll get so irritated and abandon it forever. Never! C'mon, Duck Duck Go! Please fix this vexing bug and I shall be yours for life. I am a big fan of your logo, too. I love ducks! LOL.
  • A simply private and elegant mobile experience Mar 20, 2021

    By AertoneFX
    This app is just everything a mobile browser could need, and it only gets better with each update! First things first, this app looks like it was made with the mobile user in mind. One glance at the interface, and with a simple tutorial of just the most basic buttons, anyone could use this browser with ease. Not too many buttons to overwhelm the user, but not too few configurations to displease the power user. My favorite part of this privacy browser has to be the powerful flame which will wipe clean all the tabs that you may have open, allowing for you to start all over again with a new session full of your greatest searches. The latest update, as of this review, has added the feature to modify the splash effect of the flame to be a cooler “burn” effect. The developers are doing a great job maintaining this app with many great additions in each new release. Definitely an app for people who want peace of mind and privacy ensured with every search. Kudos to the team at DuckDuckGo for such an amazing app!
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By David Watson
    Can't give 5 because I have only used it for 3 days, so I'm not well informed other than it's been a less invasive experience. Was able to have a unique situation where the search bar or webpage was unable to prefetch my location data and shop from the appropriate store location. I like the search results display. Very interesting to just have the data you searched for on the page and little else extra, no side bars or tons of ad-related link.... Good job guys. Hope you stay independent.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Marsh Cartwright
    A great browser that is fast clean and uncluttered with junk. No tracking and doesn't leave any footprint of your travels. At the click of a button it's all gone. Don't you wish all apps where like this? I do, kill cookies browse safe :)
  • My all-time favorite Browser for iOS! Jun 12, 2021

    By woolyfork
    This browser is much better than mobile Safari because it’s really fast loading and it provides privacy features that are missing from Safari. I’ve tried other browsers avalible in the app store for iOS and they all ran really slow and often crashed...a lot. Especially when using multiple tabs. But the DuckDuckGo browser is faster than Safari and it does not crash on my old iPad Air device the way Safari and other iOS compatible browser do! (Yay!) The only thing missing from the DuckDuckGo browser is a “reader mode”. So Devs, please add a reader mode! Other that, this browser is pretty much perfect IMHO!👍👍👏❤️❤️ 12June2021: Still a Great browser, but it still needs a “reader mode” like Safari has. As it is at the moment, if I’m using this browser and I want to read an article in “reader mode” or “reader view”, I have to send the article over to Safari, which has a “reader view “. But all that jumping back and forth from this browser to Safari is really cumbersome. This browser desperately needs a “reader view”.
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By NowI'mMe
    I really love this app...save one thing. For some inexplicable reason, every few months I have to uninstall it and then reinstall it. It develops odd bugs where it refuses to load. My paranoia kicks in when this happens and I think Google is actively trying to sabotage Duck Duck Go so that I'll get so irritated and abandon it forever. Never! C'mon, Duck Duck Go! Please fix this vexing bug and I shall be yours for life. I am a big fan of your logo, too. I love ducks! LOL.
  • A simply private and elegant mobile experience Mar 20, 2021

    By AertoneFX
    This app is just everything a mobile browser could need, and it only gets better with each update! First things first, this app looks like it was made with the mobile user in mind. One glance at the interface, and with a simple tutorial of just the most basic buttons, anyone could use this browser with ease. Not too many buttons to overwhelm the user, but not too few configurations to displease the power user. My favorite part of this privacy browser has to be the powerful flame which will wipe clean all the tabs that you may have open, allowing for you to start all over again with a new session full of your greatest searches. The latest update, as of this review, has added the feature to modify the splash effect of the flame to be a cooler “burn” effect. The developers are doing a great job maintaining this app with many great additions in each new release. Definitely an app for people who want peace of mind and privacy ensured with every search. Kudos to the team at DuckDuckGo for such an amazing app!
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By David Watson
    Can't give 5 because I have only used it for 3 days, so I'm not well informed other than it's been a less invasive experience. Was able to have a unique situation where the search bar or webpage was unable to prefetch my location data and shop from the appropriate store location. I like the search results display. Very interesting to just have the data you searched for on the page and little else extra, no side bars or tons of ad-related link.... Good job guys. Hope you stay independent.
  • 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.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Phoenix Motorsports Racing Simulations
    My friend told me about this app and he said it was a good way to access information that you cannot find using the" other" browser. So I tried it , and I have been using it ever since. While l I still use the other one , if I really want to see other "unfiltered " information I can always rely on the Duck to get me what I need ! Cheers and keep up the good work
  • 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.
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By A J
    Love it overall. Can't do screen in screen like I could with previous app. Don't have quick access to bookmarks. Otherwise, everything else is superior. Love being able to see the sites protected from. Don't need the burn feature so prominent. Wish it could be toggled off. Great app. Very pleased.
  • Not good enough to replace Chrome...yet Aug 31, 2018

    By 田立永
    Firstly, I’d like to note that I really appreciate DuckDuckGo’s mission. I tried it for a while, but eventually had to admit that it just wasn’t where I need it to be to replace Chrome. My biggest issue with it is that searches are markedly slower, both with the Chrome plugin and and iOS app, taking anywhere from 2 - 30 sec longer. I have to reference searches on the internet a lot, and this messes with my workflow. Ironically some sites do in fact perform better, since they can’t load so many video ads and trackers, but on the whole DDG slows me down a lot. Additionally, search I’ve found that search results are not as “good” as Chrome when it comes to answering questions. If I’m looking up how to do something, it can often take sifting through more pages to find what I want. DDG is also missing many Chrome niceties, e.g. looking up word definitions, directions, office phone numbers, etc are also lacking. I would love to get off Chrome and Google. However, I must concede that they currently offer a superior product. DDG should be much faster than Chrome, since it has less to do (I.e. since it doesn’t have to track me), but it is much slower. Oh well— if DDG can at least radically improve its search speed, I’ll happily revisit it in the future.
  • img Community
    You can never know what can happen online. Malware is just one out of more than 100 different risks surfing the web can bring to your phone in a second. DuckDuckGo is a good browser to keep your searches away from nosy intruders and your privacy intact.
    img by Yadi
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Because I’m able to get unfiltered results.
    img by Daniela
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    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
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Marsh Cartwright
    A great browser that is fast clean and uncluttered with junk. No tracking and doesn't leave any footprint of your travels. At the click of a button it's all gone. Don't you wish all apps where like this? I do, kill cookies browse safe :)
  • My all-time favorite Browser for iOS! Jun 12, 2021

    By woolyfork
    This browser is much better than mobile Safari because it’s really fast loading and it provides privacy features that are missing from Safari. I’ve tried other browsers avalible in the app store for iOS and they all ran really slow and often crashed...a lot. Especially when using multiple tabs. But the DuckDuckGo browser is faster than Safari and it does not crash on my old iPad Air device the way Safari and other iOS compatible browser do! (Yay!) The only thing missing from the DuckDuckGo browser is a “reader mode”. So Devs, please add a reader mode! Other that, this browser is pretty much perfect IMHO!👍👍👏❤️❤️ 12June2021: Still a Great browser, but it still needs a “reader mode” like Safari has. As it is at the moment, if I’m using this browser and I want to read an article in “reader mode” or “reader view”, I have to send the article over to Safari, which has a “reader view “. But all that jumping back and forth from this browser to Safari is really cumbersome. This browser desperately needs a “reader view”.
  • A simply private and elegant mobile experience Mar 20, 2021

    By AertoneFX
    This app is just everything a mobile browser could need, and it only gets better with each update! First things first, this app looks like it was made with the mobile user in mind. One glance at the interface, and with a simple tutorial of just the most basic buttons, anyone could use this browser with ease. Not too many buttons to overwhelm the user, but not too few configurations to displease the power user. My favorite part of this privacy browser has to be the powerful flame which will wipe clean all the tabs that you may have open, allowing for you to start all over again with a new session full of your greatest searches. The latest update, as of this review, has added the feature to modify the splash effect of the flame to be a cooler “burn” effect. The developers are doing a great job maintaining this app with many great additions in each new release. Definitely an app for people who want peace of mind and privacy ensured with every search. Kudos to the team at DuckDuckGo for such an amazing app!
  • 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.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Phoenix Motorsports Racing Simulations
    My friend told me about this app and he said it was a good way to access information that you cannot find using the" other" browser. So I tried it , and I have been using it ever since. While l I still use the other one , if I really want to see other "unfiltered " information I can always rely on the Duck to get me what I need ! Cheers and keep up the good work
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By A J
    Love it overall. Can't do screen in screen like I could with previous app. Don't have quick access to bookmarks. Otherwise, everything else is superior. Love being able to see the sites protected from. Don't need the burn feature so prominent. Wish it could be toggled off. Great app. Very pleased.
  • Missing One Thing May 15, 2021

    By adarkknight13
    Make no mistake about it, this is a five star app. If I could Add one feature, I would add the ability to save a page to the home screen like you can in safari. Even though Duck Duck Go can be set as the default browser, if you open a link saved to your home screen through Safari, the link will still open Safari rather than opening the default browser, whatever it is. Even so, the browser has the usual features like bookmarks and the ability to save to a reading list, but I have many links saved to my home screen and placed in a folder for one touch convenience. I hope this feature is added in the future. I will happily put up with the inability to use bookmarks from my home screen for browsing security. It is fascinating to look at the site security report for each site to see how often content creators are attempting to track us across the Internet and how many trackers there are in the sites we use.
  • Oct 19, 2021

    By Shashwat Rawat
    A really good, simple designed, pivacy focused browser. I don't had any issue. DuckDuckGo's search result are also gettjng better. You can clear all your history just in one tap. And most importantly there are no annoying ads, that is best part in my opinion. Also blocks tracker. I mean what else do you need after browser.
  • Oct 19, 2021

    By Simple Soul Organics
    This browser is great! I really like it alot. It protects my privacy blocks ads and keeps Facebook Google Adobe and many others from spying on me. I like how they have a search widget for your home screen and you can save your favorite sites for quick access. You can even change the theme or the icon/logo if you want
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By NowI'mMe
    I really love this app...save one thing. For some inexplicable reason, every few months I have to uninstall it and then reinstall it. It develops odd bugs where it refuses to load. My paranoia kicks in when this happens and I think Google is actively trying to sabotage Duck Duck Go so that I'll get so irritated and abandon it forever. Never! C'mon, Duck Duck Go! Please fix this vexing bug and I shall be yours for life. I am a big fan of your logo, too. I love ducks! LOL.
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By David Watson
    Can't give 5 because I have only used it for 3 days, so I'm not well informed other than it's been a less invasive experience. Was able to have a unique situation where the search bar or webpage was unable to prefetch my location data and shop from the appropriate store location. I like the search results display. Very interesting to just have the data you searched for on the page and little else extra, no side bars or tons of ad-related link.... Good job guys. Hope you stay independent.
  • Just a couple things to consider Sep 5, 2021

    By PrincipledEnigma
    Search engines notoriously have poor AI’s. And from my experience apparently some of them have no AI. Of course I guess that depends on your perspective. Nonetheless, from a user standpoint, if the search engine cannot understand common English punctuation usage nor discern that words inside quotes should be seen as phrases, “not separate words”; then there is room for improvement! The use of punctuation to define different parameters for a “search”, is in fact old school! It’s been around for a while. Unfortunately search engines for the Internet don’t seem to remember that. And many of us (your clients) have noticed. I can assure you, the first company that develops these capabilities, along with the security and privacy that DuckDuckGo offers (which I’m sure will continue to improve as the future unfolds), will find great success and popularity within the first week. So what if “a week” seems like a slow rise; especially if it leads to a loyal fan club that includes high numbers of subscribers. Also you get the privilege of getting a five star rating from me. 🛖 Get into your think tanks!
  • Oct 17, 2021

    By Wayne Ensley
    I love this app. The only reason that I am not giving it 5 stars is, when it asked if I would rate it, there was no option to do it later. This kicked me out of an employment application, that I was almost done with and will now have to go back and redo. DuckDuckGo, keep up the good work and fix this one small issue. Then you will have everything I could have hoped for.
  • 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.
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By gqmracerx7
    Very happy with app. The Dark mode, which I prefer, seems to have trouble with drop-down lists for me. They are too dark. Outside of that, great lightweight browser; and I mean that as a positive. Privacy seems good and I am thankful I found this after Firefox lost their way.
  • It keeps crashing or something... Mar 14, 2021

    By Cappel 💜
    I love the duck duck go app! It’s good with privacy and doesn’t track you like google etc. One problem though is that so I’ll download it for example and through the whole day it I can use it, but the next day I lock on it and the loading screen comes up for about 10 seconds and then it backs out of the app no matter how many times I try and it’s like as if it were kicking me off of the app and it’s really annoying. I even restarted my phone and it didn’t let me on so I had to re-install it and thankfully it worked but it then comes back, and I have to go through the whole app introducing itself again. Eventually I got so sick and tired of re-installing the app that I wanted to stop using it but I like how the app works and instead of it going back to the home-screen it saves what you had on last when you get on again, and that’s another thing that I like about it. Please duck duck go fix this I hate uninstalling and then re-installing it again. But in it’s a good app! 👍 I really recommend it!
  • Oct 20, 2021

    By RR Estep
    I love that it prevents tracking. Frustrating that it takes longer to get to a site.. when I try to go to a site a pop-up comes up and asks if I want to leave DuckDuckGo or continue on this site. Not sure how to stop that. Also not sure how to get a quick search bar on my home screen for this app like I had for Google.
  • Oct 14, 2021

    By Kathleen Jones
    Great app, however it takes too long to download websites. I tried to download an app to send pictures to my claims adjuster and the app would not work because of security issues. I appreciate what DuckDuckGo provides, but it needs to run a little smoother. I also do not like the feature when you burn the page that you're on, it also burns other pages you have opened and saved. I made a wish list on one website and clearing the page wiped out my entire wish list of 74 items 😳
  • Oct 15, 2021

    By Marlene
    It is enjoyable to use. I especially like that the duck talks to me as if we were good buddies. However navigating the information I need to access sometimes seems limiting as duckduckgo doesn't have for instance it's own maps app or music app.. meaning at the end, I always have to go back to Google apps for such services. I wish I could exclusively use this navigator instead of Google products. Looking forward to the day that will be a reality.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oct 20, 2021

    By Philipp Holzhauser
    Perfect google search replacement. It opens quick, reacts fast, and the results are good. On top you get the privacy advantages. I only use it for searches. What I love is they easy erase all data function. I am ok with no bookmarks and passwords as it is only for searches. For passwords I recommend Bitwarden or Keepass, if even necessary. But the search language should be easily changeable. Please make downloads work properly!
  • 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.
  • Could be my main browser, but… Sep 6, 2021

    By PR90i
    This app is really nice and I feel very safe while using it. The setup is laid back and easy to use. Some features I find really enjoyable is when you visit a site it shows how many trackers were deterred and clearing tabs and data is super easy. If you are looking for something to make you feel safe and secure while browsing, this app is for you. The only thing I dislike is this app will ask you to make DuckDuckGo your main browser on iOS, but it will not let you download a PDF and various other files nor does it give the option to save anything to files or iCloud. If you want something to be your main browser but won’t be ok with it not downloading certain files, saving to a cloud, or remembering usernames, passwords and so on… This app is not for you. This app is good for those ducks who go, go, go while staying under the tracker’s radar, but not good for those ducks wanting to settle in, do their main functions while staying under the radar.
  • Oct 20, 2021

    By King of bubbles
    Great browser. Very customizable on most devices. Some things don't work very well on certain websites (such as the popup bar on Pinterest) and has no browser add-ons. I really like the search widget with the favorites list under it, no other browser has anything quite like it.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Sarah Alaine
    Overall, a good app. However, there is a much needed feature that this app doesn't have. A History button. If there is one, I can't find it. I can't see my past history and I have lost important data because of this. I can't go back and retrieve it when I accidentally hit the wrong button. It's very frustrating. Please add this to the mobile app if you can. Thank you.
  • I’ll Give You 5* & Use DDG Again AFTER Some Adjustments Aug 5, 2021

    By Donut_Service
    Look, I will GLADLY give you guys 5*’s, however, I need someone on your team to see this and please address the issues I have had every time I attempt to go back to your app. •When I try to do a mass-clear of certain sites, like for mass deletes of messages, notifications, submissions; it’s very inconvenient to need fo delete everything one by one instead of using my Nuke or Clear All buttons that work just fine in Safari. •Someone PLEASE stop the “going to the top of the page” refresh that happens when I go BACK to a previous page. This makes viewing art in searches or submissions virtually a pain in the backside, because most of the time when I go back after looking at something over a hundred items in, it shoots me back to the top and I gotta scroll all the way back to where I was, just to have it happen again after viewing something else. Only way around it, is to open everything in separate tabs, again, a pain and time consuming, something Safari won’t do to me. I absolutely support your cause and your vision, I want Duck Duck to be my default, but for me, these 2 issues NEED to be fixed. I am willing to send someone on your team examples of what I see if they are willing to reach out if needed, as I have tried to email for feedback, and it was never addressed. I’ll come back when this is fixed or willing to be looked at. Thank you
  • Just wish there was a home page Sep 4, 2018

    By Use another Maps app now
    I love Duckduckgo. I've been using it for some time now as my default search engine in both browsers I use on my computer, so naturally I've been using the app for searches from my phone. I have to say, the only real feedback I have for the developers is that there is no home page. This sounds like a minor thing, but in fact loading an old query I already found the answer to makes the app needlessly slow and cumbersome to open. The wait is annoying in and of itself but also it delays the current search I'm enlisting. I have yet to find myself wanting to revisit the previous search I performed, maybe some rare occasion. What I would much rather see is a simple, fast home page load with cute duckie greeting me. It would make 3 stars into 5. 🌟Thanks for a great, private search engine and the continual development!
  • Good browser with an ineffective UI May 8, 2021

    By Fritzn
    I like duck duck go for being privacy forward and the browser works just fine. As every browser on iOS works fine as they all use the same rendering engine. So one of the key distinguishing features is the UI. Unfortunately I can’t say DDG’s UI is particularly efficient. The bottom bar contains 5 icons. Three of them are useless for my use cases and a waste of space. For going back and forth I can rely on swipe gestures. And the emergency close button I’ve honestly never used. I am not saying these buttons are useless for everyone but things like accessing bookmarks etc. is all hidden behind the three dot context menu. Especially switching between favorite/bookmarks is slow. Why can’t people customize their UI? So 3 stars for privacy and 0 stars for a subpar UI. I hope I can change my score again in the future.
  • Not good enough to replace Chrome...yet Aug 31, 2018

    By 田立永
    Firstly, I’d like to note that I really appreciate DuckDuckGo’s mission. I tried it for a while, but eventually had to admit that it just wasn’t where I need it to be to replace Chrome. My biggest issue with it is that searches are markedly slower, both with the Chrome plugin and and iOS app, taking anywhere from 2 - 30 sec longer. I have to reference searches on the internet a lot, and this messes with my workflow. Ironically some sites do in fact perform better, since they can’t load so many video ads and trackers, but on the whole DDG slows me down a lot. Additionally, search I’ve found that search results are not as “good” as Chrome when it comes to answering questions. If I’m looking up how to do something, it can often take sifting through more pages to find what I want. DDG is also missing many Chrome niceties, e.g. looking up word definitions, directions, office phone numbers, etc are also lacking. I would love to get off Chrome and Google. However, I must concede that they currently offer a superior product. DDG should be much faster than Chrome, since it has less to do (I.e. since it doesn’t have to track me), but it is much slower. Oh well— if DDG can at least radically improve its search speed, I’ll happily revisit it in the future.

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