Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.
DuckDuckGo combines an anonymous search engine and a news aggregator into one modern app. The look and feel is streamlined overall, but with a slight lag when accessing the sidebar with a gesture. In terms of content, you can choose which sources should place their top articles in your feed.
Modern design: DuckDuckGo has been updated for iOS 7 with a beautiful flat design and edge and swipe gestures.
Multiple news sources: In the app's preferences you can enable various sites spanning a dozen categories to show their top articles on your homepage. Although you cannot manually add a site you'd like to see stories from, there is an option to email the developers with your request.
Anonymous search: Perhaps the biggest differentiator between DuckDuckGo and other search engines is the service's emphasis on anonymity. According to developers, they do not keep track of people who use their site.
Lackluster performance at times: Sometimes you may experience slight stuttering and lag with some interface elements, most notably the sidebar.
DuckDuckGo does a good job of combining a newsfeed aggregator and a search engine into one app. Since new content providers are added by the developers, themselves, chances are that you will not be able to find all of your favorite news sites. Nevertheless, the app is worth having for the anonymous search alone.
The DuckDuckGo search app will give you way more instant answers, way less spam and real privacy. We don't track you like other search engines do. We also use over 50 sources like Wikipedia and Wolfram|Alpha to give you relevant information with zero clicks.
What's new in this version:
Added ability to tweet results (iOS 5 only) into action menu.Added action menu into intermediate results screens.