File under technostalgia

As time and innovation accelerates, it leaves behind a slew of dead media platforms and technologies. To find older versions of useful, popular software for Windows, Mac and Linux, visit the digital preservationists at OldApps.com.

Syntax: !oldapps os software

Example: !oldapps windows 7 winamp


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.

 

Wikipedia for tech startups

CrunchBase is a database of the startup ecosystem that includes investors, incubators and events. For fun, type the bang !cb along with any word in the English dictionary and hit enter. There’s probably a startup with that as a name (or similar).

Syntax: !cb keywords (search for an organization, person, event or product)

Example: !cb quack


Listen to Jesus in Books podcast for surprising insights about the most influential and controversial person in history.

 

Android Police: To serve and inspect

If you own an Android smartphone, do yourself a favour and visit Android Police. This busy blog has hardware reviews, deal alerts, software leaks and more. Here’s a speedy way to get the news without a speeding ticket:

Syntax: !andpol (keywords are not operable)

Usage: !andpol


Replayz logo - white bgPlay away your cravings with Replayz, the game that helps you beat your addictions. Available as a deck of cards or a printable PDF you can download instantly.

 

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.

 

Short is.gd

There are probably 87,632 things you’d rather do than shorten a url. That will change with the !isgd bang. It makes url shortening so easy it’s almost fun.

Syntax: !isgd url (put the bang before the URL to prevent a 404 error)

Example: !isgd duckgobang.com/url-shortener-bang/


Wheatbin logo

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

 

Knock, knock? !whois

DuckDuckGo’s !whois bang is the fastest way to learn “whois” holding the domain name you desire.

Syntax: !whois domain (seems to work with most domain name suffixes)

Example: !whois foobar.com


Critical Stimulus

Critical Stimulus is a proven method for uncovering repressed emotions, self-denial, hidden agendas and much more. Discover the truth about anyone, even yourself.

 

Save paper and printer ink with !pf

Remove ads, menus and unnecessary clutter before printing a web page with PrintFriendly. It will save you paper, printer ink – and money!

Syntax: !pf and the url of the page you want to print

Example: !pf duckgobang.com/faq


Wheatbin logo

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