Top three Duck Duck Go instant answers

We all use search engines day to day, but what if I could show you a few hints and tools that could speed up our experience on these search engines. Well, that’s just what I’m going to do. Duck Duck Go is a search engine that focuses on privacy and bursting that search bubble that we all dread. On their website they note:

What you search for is your own business and we’d like to keep it that way. That’s why we don’t collect any personal information and therefore, have none to share.

Duck Duck Go also emphasis their ‘Smarter Search’ features. One of these features being their Instant Answers. These allow for you to search for a key word or phrase and get, well, an instant answer. Today we’re going to be going through our top three instant answers and how you can use them.

Stopwatch:

So we’ve all been there. We quickly need to time something, whether your cooking, waiting for something or jut watching paint dry this handy instant answer always comes in handy.  You can use this answer by simply typing stopwatch into Duck Duck go.

Expand:

Were all a little suspicious when short or abbreviated links come our way. Especially when there from an unknown source or even better from a close friend that makes a living from annoying you. Luckily we have an Instant answer that allows us to expand those short links and provide us with their full destination. To do this simply type expand <The link you wish to expand>.

Password:

Finally another security related instant answer is automatic password generation. This instant answer allows you to automatically generate a strong password for your specified length. To use this enter password  <Length> <Strong or Weak> into Duck Duck Go.

For more information on Duck Duck Go instant answers or to create your own check out their Website and API page.

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James Stevenson

Im a Cyber Security enthusiast that loves all things to do with technology. I'm specifically interested in cyber security and ethical hacking.

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