There are lots of search engines on the internet and more will keep on coming. Search engines are what we use most on the internet, and the most popular among all is Google, which probably gets up to millions of users every day. Other popular ones include Bing, Ask, Yandex, e.t.c. These search engines all have their own unique features but offers the same services, and that is; fetching you the best information available on the internet.
When it comes to using search engines, there is something we care about, which is Privacy. Most of the search engines on the internet stores or collect users information. For some to offer other services, or to give a better user experience and feedback. Ideally, a search engine is supposed to provide you with information, additional interesting features, along with some privacy. Having noted this, I bring to you a search engine that focuses strictly on total privacy, name? It is DuckDuckGo (DDG).
Search Engine | What is DuckDuckGo?
DuckDuckGo (DDG) is an Internet search engine with much emphasis on its total privacy for users. Besides privacy, they also show the same search results to everybody for a given search term. Unlike Google which filters search results and may bring to you websites you have visited before or are familiar with. DuckDuckGo is insistent on giving their users the best search results, rather than most results.
What’s on DuckDuckGos Web interface?
When you visit DuckDuckGo website, the first thing you will notice a duck logo and the search box. No tabs or advertisement running on the site. This makes the site look very clean and well organized. Simply enter your keywords in the search bar and you are good to go; straightforward.
What is the Key Feature of DuckDuckGo?
The key feature of DuckDuckGo is that it does not save users data, so tracking you will be impossible. Also, since it doesn’t save users information, your search result won’t be tempered with. The same information is displayed to everybody, depending on the search term.
Other Unique Features of DuckDuckGo search engine
- It offers recipe search.
- It offers image searches.
- Shorten and expand links.
- It also features a quick stopwatch.
- You can easily check what websites are down.
- It helps you find words that rhyme.
- Features a calendar.
- Features a tool for calculating loans.
In details, What can I do with DuckDuckGo?
There are lots of interesting features you can do with DuckDuckGo, some are fun. Some of the features are listed below;
If you are having difficulty creating a unique password online, DuckDuckGo can help you out. In the search bar, just search for “password 10”. You will be shown a 10 character random password, also the password strength will be highlighted to you. But be sure to write the password so you won’t forget it. Alternatively, if the random password is too difficult to remember, you can make DuckDuckGo generate XKCD style passwords. XKCD style passwords are easier to remember because it comprises four common words put together. To use this, search “Random passphrase” in DuckDuckGo search tab.
Calculate my Loans
You can easily calculate your loans on DuckDuckGo search engine. It follows a string of write up in the search query. To put it simply, it follows this format; “loan AMOUNT at INTEREST with PERCENT down for DURATION”. The upper cases are what you need to manipulate. For example, I tried “loan $100 at 10% with 25% down for 2 years” and got the result in the picture below.
Find Words that Rhyme easily
You can easily find words that rhyme by searching “rhymes with WORD” in DuckDuckGO search bar. Where the upper case letter is the word you wish to find words that rhyme with it. For example I searched “rhymes with gadgytech” and got the result below.
The results are gotten from RhymeBrain and displayed to you.
What Websites are down?
Is there any website you are not able to access? You can easily know what websites are down from DuckDuckGo search engine. If a website is not opening for you, you can use the search engine to check if it’s down or not by simply searching if it’s down. For example “Is gadgytech.com down”. The result is displayed below.
Other Cool Features
DuckDuckGo features are much, most are very useful and unique. Some of this feature, you may not find them on other search engines. You can easily shorten a long link using this search engine, use the stopwatch and much more. The instant answers are very useful to the users, and more importantly, developers can use DuckDuckGo special features for their coding, calculation and more.
In conclusion, DuckDuckGo may be the best search engine when it comes to users privacy. No record is taken, the search results are accurate and straight to the point. Furthermore, this search engine has awesome features you can use, its instant answers makes them one of the best search engine available on the internet.