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DuckDuckGo Search

by DuckDuckGo
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Languages Supported: English

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  • Open network sockets
  • Write to external storage
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.0.24
  • We would love any feedback you have on our Android app!
  • 2.0.24
  • * Stability bugfixes
  • 2.0.23
  • * Bugfixes for correctly handling source updates
  • 2.0.22
  • * Saved, Crash and Back fixes.
  • 2.0.21
  • * Bug fix for issues with going back from a web page
  • (applies for Android 3.0+ devices)
  • 2.0.20
  • * Bug fixes for browser history issues
  • 2.0.19
  • * Readability view for Stories!
  • * Various bug fixes and UI polish.

Product details

  • ASIN: B004XMF1VO
  • Release Date: 22 April 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,758 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • We don't track you.
  • We have tons of goodies.
  • We drop the clutter.
  • We don't filter bubble you.
  • Water Cooler stories

Product Description

We believe in better search and real privacy at the same time. That's why:
• We don't track you.
• We have tons of goodies.
• We drop the clutter.
• We don't filter bubble you.

Goodies are special queries give you instant answers. They're great on the go since you have to visit less sites or apps to get what you want. Our old app didn't have access to all the goodies from our Web site, but this app does!

In fact, in this app you get everything you can get from our mobile Web site plus:
• Auto-suggestion of topics when searching
• Auto-suggestion of phone apps when searching
• Access to your recent searches
• Water Cooler stories

All of these new features you can turn off in the settings. To do so, simply tap the settings icon (three horizontal lines) in the upper left.

Water Cooler is a stream of interesting stories you won't find in the news apps. All of the stories come from special feeds like most shared or up-voted. Check it out when you're waiting around for five minutes. Note: you can take Water Cooler off your home screen using the "Home screen view" setting.

Please give us feedback at or at We listen!


How do I replace Water Cooler (stories) with Recent Searches? Tap settings icon (three horizontal lines) -> Settings -> Home screen view -> Recent searches.

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Technical Details

Size: 1.1MB
Version: 2.0.24
Developed By: DuckDuckGo ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Open network sockets
  • Write to external storage
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Customizable - forget google 4 Dec. 2013
Its worst feature is its stupid name!
Straight out of the box it is average but once customised (click "more" and "settings") it is excellent. It has a nice simple look. Adverts can be turned off / font changed / country changed (this can be useful)/ language changed / and very key - privacy settings adjusted so your every moved is not being logged on Google's servers.
I like to turn off adverts so unlikeGoogle and others it does not fill up the page with "sponsored" results that are hard to segregate from proper answers.
Putting a simple "!gi" in front of the search term lets it search google images. Other similar short cuts are available for lots of web sites.
For general searches works perfectly. Well recommended. Only if you have particularly technical searches might I feel a need to go to Google or Bing.
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2.0 out of 5 stars May Be Secure but Not Easy to Use 10 Aug. 2013
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I used to use DDG on my desktops before IxQuick came out with a more secure cryptographic algorithm (to keep the Yankee-Doodle government out of my business), so I thought this may be a good idea for the Kindle Fire.

It works, but often tapping on a link takes you somewhere other than the one selected and often puts extraneous characters on to the end of the URL you want.

Also, after perusing a link when you go back to the search, it's scrolled to the top again and you have to scroll all the way down to where you left off.

No instructions/help.

If these problems can be overcome, I'd be glad to know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars internet access 1 April 2014
By marg
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Excellent quick and straightforward. Far better than others I have tried.Would recommend it to anyone who dislikes their default browser on Kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Privacy on Kindle Fire HD. 19 Oct. 2013
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I have bee using DuckDuckGo, abine, Don'tTrackMe and other privacy software on my Linux boxes for some months. It blocks all those unwanted prying eyes, gets rid of flash cookies and so on. I installed the Firefox browser on my Kindle Fire HD, Amazon don't want you to and don't make it easy, but it's possible and then I added DuckDuckGo and made it my default search engine and I like it, it gives me privacy I would not have with the one's provided by Amazon on my Kindle Fire HD and functions just as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad! 30 Dec. 2012
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Whilst not a 'Google' it nevertheless performed well and never failed to provide the required result. A touch slow but within acceptable time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars DuckDuckgo - Quack Quack no? 12 Feb. 2015
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It's new, has some good and some not so good features. I like the way you can choose your "stories", so just get the news that interests you. It has the facility to save searches (similar to bookmarks), but not to the extent that tapping on the saved item will take you directly to your subject as previously viewed.
I'll give it time to see how it develops, but it isn't going to be a replacement for Silk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Secure Alternative 10 Aug. 2013
By ODo
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I have been using DuckDuckGo for the last 18months and I am very impressed with it as an everyday alternative to Google. Using !g before your search term will direct you straight towards encrypted Google if the results aren't quite as desired. This is my only quibble with the search engine, but only small.
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Perfect! Forget about "Big Brother Google" watching you all the time. Highly customizable and with its own search engine not based on Google's algorithm, which sometimes give even better results. It is a must if you value privacy combined with excellent. search results.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
So far this is the only browser that I could get to work OK on the Kindle HD
Published 1 month ago by Marty
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best.
If you want privacy and not be tracked this is the best search engine around, get it.
Published 3 months ago by MIKEO
5.0 out of 5 stars The better part
I give this 5 stars because this is an improved version of the no tracking app. If targeted advertising irritates you then this may be the answer. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bronstein
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Is's ok
Published 4 months ago by Mr C H Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 months ago by mr martin davie
1.0 out of 5 stars good on android no on kindle
I have this app on my mobile & it works flawlessly, this kindle version is sluggish & slow.
Yet another poor kindle app.
Published 7 months ago by A. Day
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended
I find it better than Google as it highlights the official sites. Most importantly it doesn't track you.
Published 8 months ago by Steph
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Supported on Kindle Fire
Excellent app to stop tracking of searches and keeping some privacy. Not supported on Kindle Fire. Wonder why
Published 8 months ago by mr j carpenter
3.0 out of 5 stars DuckDuck nono
This is as limited as any other search engine. It works but no better than any other.
Published 8 months ago by Caduceus
5.0 out of 5 stars Give this a go
Easy to use and claims to keep no info on you
Published 10 months ago by Loui422
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