Checks whether websites are down:
If you can’t open a website, you might want to check if it is not opening anywhere or just on your computer.
Does mime rhyme with time:
Duckduck Go also has an instant answer that finds rhyming words. Search “rhymes with ndtv” or any other word you can think of. You will see an instant answer with rhyming words, from Rhyme’s brain.
Google and Duckduck Go can show you the current date and time. But Duckduck Go goes one step further by supporting the calendar as an instant answer. Search “calendar” to see one, with the current date highlighted. It can also show you the calendar for any month and year.
The search query for this is a little hard to remember, like the terms and conditions for most loan agreements. It is “loan amount at interest with percent down for the duration.
Cool features for developers:
Several instant answers will be useful to software developers but might be less important for the general public.
Add instant answers to other search engines:
If you like these instant answers but don’t want to leave your favorite search engine, just download the Duckduck Go extension on chrome, safari or Firefox. Now whenever you search, you will see Duckduck Go’s instant answers through the web sites.
- Developer: DuckDuckGo Inc
- Language: Multi-language
- License: Free
- Version: Varies with device
- Downloads: 3,09,010+
Pros and Cons
- Perfect privacy, no data on your online searches collected or stored.
- No ads targeting you based on your searches.
- No social engineering techniques used on you’re based on your searches and other interests.
- You can be sure you are getting the same search results as all other users.
- It’s a well- known fact that many users don’t make it to the second page of Google search results, but Duckduck Go just presents to you more info on the same page so you never have to click next and lose the initial results from sight.
- It has a few nice extra perks and features, but still not as many as Google. Just think of Google Maps, Google Flights, Google Finance, Google Books, etc.
Duckduck Go doesn’t remember your search history, which is technically an advantage for privacy, but it can also be less convenient sometimes.