Recently, due to Google’s change of heart regarding its “Don’t Be Evil” slogan. I’ve been looking into alternative search engines.
Been using DuckDuckGo (a.k.a. DDG) for a while and really starting to love this beast! Its not the best when it comes to search index size. But if, in that rare occasion it doesn’t have what your looking for, you can always use the !Bang syntax, to search directly on Google (and hundreds of others).
So for example, if you were searching for… “Awesome Cupcakes” and DDG couldn’t find anything relevant, you can just type in “!g Awesome Cupcakes” and it will take you over to an encrypted Google search, same goes for The Pirate Bay (!tpb), Google Images (!gi) and many many more..
If you do want to give DDG a go, don’t forget to change your homepage and default search engine in FireFox, Chrome etc. – It explains how on the home page.
P.S. DDG supports Tor… Just Sayin.