Google search is a king that we can say without any doubt. And it has many awesome features that I have mentioned in my earlier articles. But it still lacks some features that the DuckDuckGo search engine is offering us. So why don’t we try it as well. Here I am going to tell you about the most interesting features that the DuckDuckGo search engine has.
Search using bangs:
You can search many popular websites right from the address bar itself by using these bangs. For example if you want to search computer era, use the bang !computerera or !ce followed by your search query and then if you press enter, you will be directed to the computer era results page.
For YouTube, the bang is !yt, and for Gmail !gmail, and there are currently about 8413 bangs available.
Type a particular app name, operating system, or any service name followed by cheatsheet and then press enter which will present you with the cheatsheet of the particular app, service or platform that you have asked for. But you have to be a bit specific while asking.
Check websites whether they are down:
You are trying to open a particular website but you can’t, in that situation you would have wondered and doubted whether the website is down for others as well or not. In such case you can even check the status of the website if it is down or not. Just type is <website> down and it will give you the result instantly.
To turn the instant answers feature just go to Settings>General>Instant Settings>On. Make sure it is on and you can generate passwords, find coupons and check websites.
You want colour codes and looking for them one by one is not good. DuckDuckGo gives you all the colour codes of all the colours just in one table if you just search with the keyword colour codes.
Switch Text Case:
This feature is actually find in word and other text editing apps or softwares but not in any browser. But DuckDuckGo has it, it actually converts the text to lowercase, uppercase and titlecase. You just have to type the keyword followed by your text in the search and press enter that’s it.
Generate QR Codes:
Generating QR Codes for anything is just so easy with the help of DuckDuckGo. You just type QR followed by the website address and typing enter will present you with the QR Code and it gives you the convenience of opening the website in your phone without having to type the address.
Find App alternatives:
Yes, DuckDuckGo offers you this feature as well. You can search for the alternatives of a particular app by just typing alternative to followed by the app name and press enter, that’s it, it will show you the result.
Isn’t this search engine looks so useful and interesting. So do try it for sure.
Written By: Satyapriya Buddhavarapu