As a duck readeth

If you’re looking for a book, you’ll probably find it at BookZZ. With almost 3 million titles, they boast it’s the world’s largest ebook library. Just use !bzz and the book title.

Syntax: !bzz keywords

Usage: !bzz As a Man Thinketh (author name works well too)


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.

 

By the numbers

Use the bang !gossip and any number from 1 to 9999 and Number Gossip will tell you everything you wanted to know about it, and then some. Possibly handy. Definitely nerdy.

Syntax: !gossip n (stick with whole numbers)

Example: !gossip 153


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

 

Get the dirt behind the ditty

Stop the music and go visit Songfacts.com. Songfacts is a searchable database where you can find out the meaning and motivations behind the hits. The search feature plays nice with DuckDuckGo too:

Syntax: !songfacts “song title only”

Examples: !songfacts “disco duck”


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Find the perfect podcast with fyyd

Searching for a good podcast is like courting for marriage. It requires experimentation, investment of time, and careful listening to find The One. Before you make a commitment, try fyyd, the podcast search engine.

Syntax: !fyyd keywords or “name of topic”

Example: !fyyd “rubber duckies”


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.

 

“The Gray Lady” has many stories to tell

The New York Times (weirdly nicknamed “The Gray Lady”) is one of the longest running and most widely read newspapers. She has collected many stories over the years. You can search this massive archive online with the !nyt bang.

Syntax: !nyt keywords (put phrases in quotes for better results)

Example: !nyt “the gray lady”


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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.

 

Translate text in over 100 languages

No comprendes? Translate text from one language to another with Google Translate. Google Translate supports over 100 languages at various levels. The syntax is simple:

Syntax: !gtranslate word or phrase

Example: !gtranslate el amor todo lo puede


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

 

Buy your next book with a bang

Regardless of the e-reader you own, DuckDuckGo bangs can help you find your next ebook. Use !a for the Amazon Kindle, !bn for the Barnes & Noble Nook or !kobo for your Kobo eReader.

Syntax: !a “title of the book” (quotes optional) | !bn title of the book (no quotes) | !kobo title of the book (no quotes)

Examples: !a “docbook definitive guide” | !bn philosophy bites again | !kobo moby duck


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Duck Go Bang has it’s own bang! Use !gobang to search the growing list of bang posts. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let Cheeky Duck know via the contact form.

 

Free clipart, even for unlimited commercial use

For clipart that is free to use, even for unlimited commercial use, look no further than the Open Clip Art Library. The site is an incredible resource. Any clipart can be located instantly with the !oca bang.

Syntax: !oca keyword(s)

Example: !oca duckling


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.