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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

DuckDuckGo

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

4.8 Ratings 2M+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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Browse the web privately, search anonymously, and escape ad trackers.
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4.8
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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Joshua Gust
    Nice not to have all the advertisement, it is a different experience then chrome would be surfing the web. I thought I needed my google apps to be there all the time but using the ugly duck made me realize that I didn't need to be log into google to simply surf the web. It's like the the chains of oppression have been lifted and I didn't know I have was bonded. Do wish it would tie into google maps but not that big a deal.
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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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  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Jenny 8675309
    Just got started but I do like the notifications. The layout is as expected and very easy to navigate. I also love the fact that unlike Google it gives all perspectives. Not just liberal and conservative. Everything we search and anything that we have on our phones including personal photos can be hacked for the world to see. It's nice to know that some platforms are trying to give us more privacy.
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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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  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Asher Jones
    The alternative to Google's stalking is definitely a good thing, but the search results can be a lot more inconsistent than Google. For example, I searched for a video game called "Strikeout!" ("strikeout video game" in the search bar) and I got results for baseball players with high strikeout records, ignoring the "video game" keywords entirely. Searching for things without a specific website in mind is going to need some improvements.
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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Tina Boltzius
    I have given this app 5 stars before, because i love it, but at the moment I can't. Lately it has been eating my battery and i have tried to reinstalled it. When i clicked on "give feedback" for the latest update I end up on a webpage as if I have done a search on "feedback". Did you guys get hacked??
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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

  • 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
  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Jenny 8675309
    Just got started but I do like the notifications. The layout is as expected and very easy to navigate. I also love the fact that unlike Google it gives all perspectives. Not just liberal and conservative. Everything we search and anything that we have on our phones including personal photos can be hacked for the world to see. It's nice to know that some platforms are trying to give us more privacy.
    more
  • The Full Internet . Oct 16, 2018

    By Grammy member
    Once upon a time, the internet was a place for free thoughts, no matter what they were. You could search the internet and get all results. You could make up your own mind and decide which of the results of your search were good or bad. You could think for yourself. Then this insidious company named google ,decided that you weren’t smart enough to decide which search results were what you wanted. So this evil company said,” We know better than everyone else and we will only return search results that they approve of or have been paid for.” All other information that’s out there is irrelevant and they can’t read others opinions unless we say that it’s ok. If you are a free thinker and don’t want to be told what you should think, read, know and want to see all and decide for yourself, Delete google as a search engine and use Duck Duck Go. Your search will return all of the internet, not just what an evil company wants you to read.
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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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  • Mar 1, 2021

    By Lady K
    Love the app. It's amazing to visit sites and see their "score" and just how many ad trackers and whatnot exist for a site. It's inane and insane! 🤦🏾‍♀️ Simply doesn't make any sense the number of trackers some sites have. Ugh. Though it took a little getting used to, now I use DDG as my default search engine and I'm glad for it. Thanks guys! Please don't let the big, bad Google buy you! 🥺🙏🏽
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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Joshua Gust
    Nice not to have all the advertisement, it is a different experience then chrome would be surfing the web. I thought I needed my google apps to be there all the time but using the ugly duck made me realize that I didn't need to be log into google to simply surf the web. It's like the the chains of oppression have been lifted and I didn't know I have was bonded. Do wish it would tie into google maps but not that big a deal.
    more
  • Mar 2, 2021

    By Asher Jones
    The alternative to Google's stalking is definitely a good thing, but the search results can be a lot more inconsistent than Google. For example, I searched for a video game called "Strikeout!" ("strikeout video game" in the search bar) and I got results for baseball players with high strikeout records, ignoring the "video game" keywords entirely. Searching for things without a specific website in mind is going to need some improvements.
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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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  • Feb 27, 2021

    By Lenore Carter
    Duck Duck Go blocks many, many sites like google from following your evey search. I like the fact that I get way less pop-up adds now because I am not watched thru all my searches. I would have given five stars, but at times searches are a little sluggish and slow. Not quite as many sites brought up from a serach response. Overall, it is a great tool to have. They do not follow you and for that reason you don't have to deal with all the pop-up adds. Duck Duck Go is great!
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  • Mar 3, 2021

    By Tim Moon
    I like it the sense of security and the search is great and fast. I would give 5 but battery life on my phone is now not as good . But I've only had it in use a couple days now . One thing that I miss is can't talk to phone and have it do things for me being disabled that is one feature that I really need. I might have to go back to google search😳😳😳. But not giving up yet.
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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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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Zero Hour
    Only recently downloaded the app. Read a comment saying that sometimes you have to use very general search terms, and they were right. Sometimes if I search something I just get a blank page. I wish that the actual thing I searched ended up at the top more, but still overall much better than having my information shared. This is the beta version for my phone so will update in the future.
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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Sofia Schau
    This app is overall good, good idea and stuff, with protection on the internet being so big of an issue now. But, soetimes it thinks that I'm clicking, when I'm actually not, and it doesn't go smoothly from website to linked website. If you fix those things, I will give a five star review, because it really is quite a good app.
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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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  • 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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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By Tina Boltzius
    I have given this app 5 stars before, because i love it, but at the moment I can't. Lately it has been eating my battery and i have tried to reinstalled it. When i clicked on "give feedback" for the latest update I end up on a webpage as if I have done a search on "feedback". Did you guys get hacked??
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