Convert units easily with DDG + Wolfram|Alpha

Next time you need to convert units, try the Wolfram|Alpha !wa convert combo. Works for currencies, distances, volumes, temperatures and God knows what else. It’ll make you a believer!

Syntax: !wa convert X units to Y units

Example Fahrenheit to Celsius: !wa convert 86 f to c (degrees symbol for °C and °F not required)

Example of currency conversion: !wa convert 25.99 usd to eur (be sure to use the 3 letter currency codes)


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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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Filter search by last year, last month or yesterday

Search for something that occurred last year, last month or strictly yesterday with !gyear, !gmonth and !gday respectively. It works like this:

Syntax: !gyear topic | !gmonth topic | !gday topic

Examples: !gyear rejection therapy | !gmonth earthquake | !gday xkcd


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Sight for sore eyes

Posters are a simple and inexpensive way to perk up a room. Search the impressive selection of posters at allposters.com and find that perfect visual accent.

Syntax: !posters topic keywords (note the plural form)

Example: !posters rubber duck


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Music to your ears

Soundcloud is one of the best sites for discovering new music, and the !sc bang makes it even better. Search by genre, artist, playlist and more. Another great reason to use DuckDuckGo.

Syntax: !sc keywords

Example: !sc duck sounds


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Recipe for a delicious “productivity salad”

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method that breaks down work into 25 minute intervals called pomodoros (pomodoro is Italian for tomato). After 25 minutes of focused work, take a five minute break and repeat.

To start a pomodoro, just add eggs: !eggtimer to be eggxact!

Syntax: eggtimer! time

Example: !eggtimer 25min

Protip: Exclamation marks can go on the front or back of the command. This applies to all bangs.


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This bang works like Magic: the Gathering

Search Magic: the Gathering cards by anything that appears on the card, such as card names, types, colors, sets, text, artist, and power/toughness. Just remember !combodeck

Syntax: !combodeck keywords

Example: !combodeck legendary red dragon


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.

 

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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Express yourself with !dict

This is a handy one for logophiles. For the definition of a word, just use the bang !dict to automatically search on Dict.org. Works as a Thesaurus and can translate English words into numerous other languages.

Syntax: word !dict

Example: logophile !dict


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How to pull a rabbit out of your hat

It’s all too common to get caught up in the rabbit hole of StubHub events. Stay on task with the !stubhub bang. Get the results you want instantly by searching your event before even loading the StubHub site.

Syntax: !stubhub event

Example: !stubhub “frightened rabbit” (quotation marks aren’t necessary)


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Feel like kicking back and watching a movie? Bypass the hassle of logging in to Netflix and doing a search. Just use !nf and the title of the film.

Oh, and make sure you got your popcorn ready – movie is going to start!

Syntax: !nf movie title

Example: !nf DuckTales


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How to “rock” eBay listings

Shop at eBay? Don’t mess around with formalities like typing the url and using their internal search engine. Just !ebay it and snag that deal.

Syntax: !ebay item

Example: !ebay pet+rock 


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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/


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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


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“Clean house” on your next image search

To look up dirty hockey tactics, you already know that !g and !b search Google and Bing, respectively. But what you may not know is that !gi and !bi search Google Images and Bing Images.

Syntax: !gi keyword(s) | keyword(s) !bi

Examples: snow shower hockey !gi | !bi face wash hockey

Protip: Bangs can be appended to the front or at the end of your search query. Both ways work.


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Use bangs in your browser’s address bar by making DuckDuckGo your default search engine. Here’s how to switch in Chrome. For Firefox, install the plugin.