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DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser Review Breakdowns

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Downloads

Aug, 2022
Worldwide
160K

Revenue

Aug, 2022
Worldwide
$0

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Tired of being tracked online? We can help. DuckDuckGo is the all-in-one privacy app that helps protect your online activities. With one download you get a new everyday browser that offers seamless protections from most third-party trackers while you search and browse, and access to tracking protections when receiving email. With DuckDuckGo, privacy can be your default. • Search Privately - DuckDuckGo Private Search comes built-in so you can search the web without being tracked. • Block Tracking Cookies — Prevent most 3rd-party cookies from tracking you as you browse from site to site. • Escape Website Trackers Before They Load - We automatically stop most hidden trackers (3rd-party scripts) from loading, which prevents companies from collecting and using any personal data from these trackers. Our cutting-edge tracker blocking technology – called 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection – goes above and beyond what you get in most popular browsers by default. • Automatically Enforce Encryption - Smarter Encryption forces many sites you visit in DuckDuckGo to use an encrypted (HTTPS) connection where available, protecting your data from prying eyes. • Block Email Trackers - 70% of emails track you as soon as you open them. Enabling Email Protection is the easy way to block most email trackers and hide your address without switching services. The DuckDuckGo app has the browsing features you expect, like tabs and bookmarks, plus privacy controls you'll love. Taking control of your privacy doesn't have to mean making tradeoffs. • Tap Fire Button, Burn Data - Clear your tabs and browsing data with one tap of the Fire Button. • Signal Your Privacy Preference with GPC - Built into the app, Global Privacy Control (GPC) intends to help you express your legal opt-out rights automatically. This will tell websites not to sell or share your personal information under future legal frameworks (e.g., CCPA, GDPR) in various states or countries. Note about our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection following DuckDuckGo ad clicks: Our 3rd-Party Tracker Protection goes above and beyond what you get in most popular browsers by default, but we’re constantly working to make it more comprehensive. Currently, if an advertiser wants to detect conversions on their own website for our private DuckDuckGo search ads, our 3rd-Party Tracker Loading Protection will not stop bat.bing.com requests from loading on the advertiser’s website following DuckDuckGo ad clicks, but those requests are stopped in all other contexts. This is because DuckDuckGo private search advertising is in partnership with Microsoft. As part of that partnership, viewing ads on DuckDuckGo is anonymous and Microsoft has committed to not profile our users’ ad clicks. Read more about this and our Tracking Protections at https://help.duckduckgo.com/duckduckgo-help-pages/privacy/web-tracking-protections/ You don't need to wait to take back your privacy. Join the millions of people using DuckDuckGo and protect many of your everyday online activities with one app. It's privacy, simplified. About Us: https://duckduckgo.com/about/ How It Works: https://duckduckgo.com/app Privacy Newsletter: https://duckduckgo.com/newsletter Privacy Policy: https://duckduckgo.com/privacy/ Open Source: https://github.com/duckduckgo/iOS

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Reviews

Arguably the best iOS browser
DavoColo on 2022-09-27
DDG does two things exceptionally well: privacy and ergonomics. For me, it is by far my favorite browser on iOS. Out of the box, with no added configuration, DDG has exceptional privacy abilities, no need to tweak settings or download plugins. Install it, forget it, you’re protected. (And the Fire! button is a lot of fun!) In addition, it’s the smoothest browser on iOS with well-curated features and options AND a master-class interface. Controls are easy to use and just where you expect them. DDG *did* stumble recently by not being totally transparent about a contractual obligation that forced them to allow some Microsoft trackers. However, those trackers are now all blocked and the DDG blog — and the DDG page on Reddit, and elsewhere — have been used to explain the lapse at length. It appears a company that was already quite transparent by Internet standards has committed to being even more transparent. Me, I’m satisfied with their response. My one general complaint has been that DDG didn’t offer a full browser ecosystem — browsers for all OSes able to sync bookmarks and passwords (etc) back and forth between them. To me, that’s what a top-tier browser has to do at minimum. But DDG has now released a macOS browser (in beta). A Windows version is next. And a Linux version has been hinted at. Sync is reportedly coming to the new desktop browser(s) and to the existing iOS and Android DDG browsers. It will take some time — years, most likely — but a comprehensive, top-tier suite of DDG browsers is coming (and NOT based on Chrome!) I’m excited to see what they come up with. ——— In the meantime, if you want to sync bookmarks et al AND have some privacy, what’s available? Firefox is the gold standard here, though it requires some add-ons (on the desktop or Android) and tweaking of settings (all versions) to give maximum privacy. And the iOS Firefox browser interface is … frankly kind of “tappy,” unintuitive, and cumbersome compared to DDG. I’m not so fond of it but Firefox IS my default on iOS and desktop. Brave has better privacy settings out of the box, though it can also benefit from plugins and settings tweaks. If it matters to you, Brave is Chromium-based, the Brave CEO is a notorious homophobe, their business model involves some sketchy crypto stuff, and a main backer is not fond of democracy. (It’s a wild ride, for a browser!) If you’re fully in the Apple realm, Safari on all Apple platforms is an obvious choice. Blockers like 1Blocker or Firefox Focus (yes, you can use a Firefox product as a plugin for Safari) add to your privacy. Then there’s Google Chrome — just … no. No. No. And Microsoft Edge, which some reports say gathers even more data on you than Chrome. If privacy is any kind of concern to you, these two are absolute non-starters.
Too easy to close tabs by mistake
ubw2k on 2022-09-27
Overall my favorite mobile browser. Really like the privacy features & rating displayed for each site. A serious interface problem is that when many tabs are open, the X to close a tab fills most of each tab -- thus making it WAY too easy to close a tab when you actually are trying to select & view it. I'd like a settings option to turn OFF the X's in the tab bars. That would remove the danger of closing tabs accidentally. At the cost of having to open the "all tabs" view to close a tab. Well worth the (optional if it's a setting) tradeoff. Another way to address the same problem would be to reduce the number of tabs displayed at a time, so that the X-to-close icons never occupy more than (say) 30% of the tab size. Not as safe as an option to remove the X's entirely, but preserves the ability to close tabs with a single tap. Maybe the 30% criterion could even be a setting, so each user could make their own tradeoff. If set to 0%, the X's are simply disabled. Just some ideas for addressing an interface problem that has begun to plague me. Thanks for a great mobile browser!
Issues with Mobile Layout Of App On My IPad
Trebled75 on 2022-09-27
Really like biometric lock and unlock, the layout of browser is really nice as well. The one thing I find annoying, very annoying is, I want to browse the app on my iPad exclusively in the mobile version, on not the desktop version, however, it does not seem to work correctly. Even when mobile icon is selected under the browser menu, I doesn’t seem to stay selected. Every time I want to watch a video with the mobile layout, I have to go into the menu of the browser and select mobile again for each and every video that I want to watch. Why is there not a global setting, for the app to truly understand that mobile means mobile for everything. I have used several other browsers, including Brave and they all got that aspect correctly. Also why is there no biometric lock and unlock for the android version of the app, similar to the iPad version? due to not having biometric lock and unlock I have to resort to using other apps for full security of my browsing experience. Please fix these issues and you guys would be five stars in my opinion. Thank you
Security
Wall Street Watcher on 2022-09-27
Security is still an issue. DuckDuckGo is not being fully transparent. They even skirt around the issue with the wording in their agreement. Moreover, it’s now known that they are collaborating with Bill Gates, who is interested in collecting our user info/data to use for purposes unknown. Supposedly, he’s interested in tracking people’s comments and opinions about vaccines. I don’t trust DuckDuckGo or Bill Gates. I stopped using DuckDuckGo as my primary browser and will be removing it. I will reconsider using it again only after they change their ways (transparency) and drop their business relationship/arrangement with Gates.
Biased?
Laura84578025 on 2022-09-27
Not really sure what is going on here. When putting the keyword “news” into the browser (without having a set search engine) DuckDuckGo pulls up a list of many news sources but excludes Fox. While Fox is not necessarily always the best source, it seems odd that all the leftist major new sources are included in the first few pages of links but not the major right wing source. This was not the case a month ago. Disappointing, especially as midterms approach. I believe large public companies like this one that control a large amount of the information consumed by Americans should at least attempt to be fairly unbiased.
Monetize!
EvandroR$ on 2022-09-27
App keeps astonishing me. I just created a beautiful email @duck.com. I reckon even if you charged for the service I would happily pay for it. Not a subscription, more like a one-time contribution, such as $50. Since arson is a crime and not in my nature to go about burning buildings anyway, I’m keen to say that I’m very content seeing the mesmerizing flames consuming at least their trackers. Thank you, DuckDuckGo! P.S. When I search for something on DuckDuckGo, certain websites show up as part of the results. Is there a viable way to block websites from appearing at your results page? I appreciate your attention.
Mrs. Gwendolyn Pittman Tharpe,
Try/ Believe on 2022-09-27
To ;Anyone that wants their privacy’s back while browsing than choose DuckDuckGo, because they keep others from spying & selling your information which gives any individual confront , while surfacing the internet search as myself. Again, Thanks DuckDuckGo. 9 - 19-2022 well today I just found out that the app, that I believed was the best were a fraudulent, please developers tell me this is not true, because I have created a email that doesn’t work, and I see that congress is trying to take down DuckDuckGo. Stop, what really going on? This is where I draw the line. Mrs. Gwendolyn Pittman Tharpe,
The best mobile browser currently available.
2ndTimothyChapter3 on 2022-09-27
I used DuckDuckGo’s search engine for years and was thrilled to hear they were releasing their own browser. Not only is this the superior browser focused on privacy, but everything just works without any annoyances or broken promises. Firefox is a mess now and both Brave and Firefox have a nasty happen of storing web data even in private mode. DuckDuckGo is secure, private, super fast, easy to use and customize and I actually trust the developers not to sell me down the river. You’ve got a user of your excellent products for life and I wish the devs much success! Quack Quack!
No worries
Stacroc76 on 2022-09-27
I don’t know but I’m finally realizing that if your accounts are being hacked already by the account holder or someone who knows your information already they’re going to be able to get your information anyhow. That’s what is happening right as I type now. Thanks for listening because I’m awaiting major help and I also want them to be accountable for their actions. Hopefully that includes going to jail and never having access to a computer nor a smartphone nor Marketplace Or Facebook account. Bingo
Best Web Browser
theo4governor2026 on 2022-09-27
The best thinking about this amazing browser is you install it and make it your primary go to browser and forget about it. It catches most if not all the behind the scene third party tracking cookies and makes life safer which means less interruptions, less advertisements, and longer battery life on your mobile device. Particularly on iPhone with Apple’s safety measures also in place. Don’t get it twisted it works just as well on Android. ~Theo Barley for California Governor 2026

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