Better Search and Privacy in Windows 8 with DuckDuckGo App

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There are many users out there who look for better search along with better privacy while browsing Internet. Many of us want the search and browsing history to be private for some security reasons. If you are the one who is concerned about the security and privacy of your search and browsing carried out on Internet, here is an interesting app for you named DuckDuckGo. If you are a Windows 8 user, then you can use this app from your tab & Smartphone. Here is the tutorial listing the features of DuckDuckGo.

search with duckduckgo apps windows 8

DuckDuckGo is an Internet search engine, which presents search results or information from crowdsourced websites like that of Wikipedia. This search engine policy protects privacy with better search. More importantly it does not record any user information unlike other search engines who keep a track of your visit on the website along with the IP address.
This non-tracking feature is all because the users are not profiled. Moreover, the filter bubble can be avoided that displays the same search results to all the users for a given search term.

DuckDuckGo doesn't track

DuckDuckGo was founded by Gabriel Weinberg in 2006. This has now released an app for Windows 8 that will allow you to search from Windows 8 tabs and notebooks. Similar to that of the search engine, this app does not track your searches or IP address.

On launching the app, you get to see the latest news. If you wish to configure the sources of these news, then this can be achieved from the settings under the Charms bar.

duckduckgo news interface

The search box avails a lot of interesting features and goodies to ease your search. It provides suggestions like that of other search engine.

duckduckgo search suggestion

Upon searching for a Phone app, it auto-suggests you. It also allows you to access all your recent searches.

On using the App, it sets as the default web browser on your Windows 8. Overall, DuckDuckgo app appears as clean interface providing better search and privacy at the same time.

DuckDuckgo app is simple and good one to use. It not only makes your search better and secure, but also makes your search interesting and relevant.


Priyanka contributes to the Computer and Gadgets section on Techcular.

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