DuckDuckGo is an app that makes using the internet safer while protecting your privacy.
- Privacy is protected while searching online
- Websites are given ratings before you visit them
- Personal information is kept secure
- Blocks apps that could be dangerous
- Offers information about websites before you click on the pages
- Good start, but needs updates
Although it sounds like a game that you might play on your mobile device or on the playground, this app is beneficial if you like to search the internet on your mobile device. The app ensures that searching on the internet isn't always frustrating or frightening. You can finally take control of searching on websites and finding the information that you need without worrying about someone stealing your information or the information that you present online being targeted by someone who doesn't have your best interest in mind. All of the hidden trackers that you don't see are blocked by the app. On the other hand, the major ads that tend to take your information are exposed so that you can make a decision on whether to click on the ad or not. You can also see who might be tracking you by using the app. An encrypted connection is often forced, which means that you are only taken to websites that provide the safest background information possible. This means that you won't click on something that will damage your device by installing a virus. Since there is an abundance of information that is shared with other sources online, some that you don't know about while you're searching, the app blocks content from being revealed with search engines that aren't trustworthy. You won't know that this is taking place as it's done behind the scenes. Website terms and labels are included whenever they are available, giving you a chance to see the ratings associated with websites to make an informed decision as to whether you want to click on the page or keep scrolling. The app offers tabs and bookmarks for the sites that you find helpful and for those that you want to quickly go back to in the future.