I tried DDG for a while. Unfortunately, I found that too many times it was failing to find critical links that Google did find. So, I’ve now switched back to Google.
I’m sorry for your bad experience with DDG, but it’s certainly not a strict one or the other thing.
Strangely in the last time I sometimes get more (valuable) search results from DDG than from Google. Not sure why, maybe I’m in the famous Google bubble ;). Have to clean up Google cookies more frequently.
I found, and have been using, this Chrome extension which eliminates most/all tracking:
Ghostery Browser Extension … I believe it is available for most/all Browsers.
Well, as you can imagine, I’m not using Chrome (except for the occasional stupid site that requires Adobe Flash). For Safari nowadays there are quite some blockers that use the new content blocker API. These work quite well and are more lightweight than the old-style blockers (uBlock, Ghostery, …). I wrote a short roundup recently on my blog.
But actually the intent of this post was not to discuss privacy problems. It was meant to notify DDG users (or occasional DDG users) of the handy
!kmf bang. I imagine many users are not aware of the convenience of these bangs, I discovered them late, too. Basically they can save you from the hassle of creating web searches in LaunchBar (or KM) for many sites.
It’s good to see you back in the KM forum. It’s been a while.
Don’t worry, I won’t simply disappear