Switching Away From Google

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.