Food52 is number one for recipes

You don’t have to be a foodie to be a fan of Food52 and it’s 41,000+ recipes. The dishes are both tasteful and tasty, and most are easy to prepare. To instantly search for a recipe, do !52.

Syntax: !52 keywords

Examples: !52 vegan soup | !52 kale mushrooms pepper


RSSPBRRY is a free and open source RSS feed reader and Internet tastemaker (more information forthcoming). The software is available for download on Github.

 

Discover alternatives to popular software

AlternativeTo is a useful and oddly addictive website which lists alternatives to software and mobile apps. You can search the site instantly with the !alt bang.

Syntax: !alt name_of_software (platform and license modifiers can be added but are optional)

Example with target platform: !alt evernote linux

Example with license: !alt skype opensource

Example with platform, license: !alt itunes linux opensource


Search engine for sales tax

Is It Taxed? tells you instantly if there is !tax on thousands of items sold in Canada. Discover money saving strategies and make your dollar go farther.

 

For people who want first place

Hate noodling about on the Internet? Try this: put an exclamation mark (!) before or after your search query. You’ll go straight to the first website in the search results.

Syntax: topic keywords !

Example: gtd !


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Does this rubber duck float your boat? Then subscribe to the Duck Go Bang RSS feed and get even more bang for the Duck!

 

A search hack for Hacker News

For those who want the bleeding edge of technology and the sciences, there is Hacker News. Now there’s a better way to search the vast archives of news and nerdrage.

Syntax: !hn keywords

Example: !hn DuckDuckGo Bangs


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Wheatbin is Open Source project management software that combines Kanban methodology with the Law of the Harvest. Visit Wheatbin.com.

 

Search Wikipedia lightning fast with !w

You could easily lose hours of productivity spelunking Wikipedia’s vast archives. To avoid such a fate, use the !w bang to find what you’re looking for lightning fast.

Syntax: !w topic keywords

Example: !w usain bolt


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Wheatbin is Open Source project management software that combines Kanban methodology with the Law of the Harvest. Visit Wheatbin.com.

 

For fast relief of burning ears

Find out if people are talking about you online with the !smention bang. It does a real-time social media search of your name (or whatever topic you wish) on Social Mention.

Syntax: !smention keyword(s) (use quotations if the topic is two or more words).

Example: !smention “cheeky duck


Search engine for sales tax

Is It Taxed? tells you instantly if there is !tax on thousands of items sold in Canada. Discover money saving strategies and make your dollar go farther.