I've been meaning to write about DuckDuckGo, the search tool competitor to Google that is focused on protecting your privacy. Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo doesn't track your searches.
The first time I tried their search engine, it wasn't giving me good results. Over the last year, though, when it became an option on OS X and iOS, the results have been much better.
Casey Liss wrote about his experiences and conclusion. They mirror mine perfectly:
I’ve switched from using Google as my main search engine to using DuckDuckGo. I made the switch when iOS 8 came out.
Yes, sometimes that has problems.
No, the search results aren’t always as good.
Yes, I sometimes fall back to Google.
Yes, I still think it’s worth it.