For several years, I’ve used DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track you.
I love that you can search privately and don’t have to worry about your online search history being tracked.
Also, given Tim Bray’s post about Google memory loss, I have more confidence in using DuckDuckGo to search for specific content I know exists.
However, little did I know that DuckDuckGo has additional features that can make my work life easier: built-in cheat sheets to help web designers and developers.
DuckDuckGo Cheat Sheets
Thanks to Kezz Bracey’s TutsPlus post, I discovered how easy it is to use DuckDuckGo to remind me of the syntax or code snippet I want to use in my code.
What a great feature!
In the DuckDuckGo search box, you type in the language/tool/topic you want followed by “cheat sheet” and voila, you’ll get a cheat sheet for it.
Kezz listed 20 different cheat sheets, including:
- Sublime Text
and a whole bunch more.
In addition to direct links for the cheat sheets, Bracey’s post includes links to helpful TutsPlus resources (free guides/tutorials, paid courses) for each of the 20 topics.
Cheat sheets can show more or less details with a toggle at the bottom.
Depending on what you’re searching for, each cheat sheet also provides direct links to resources like MDN Web Docs, Github, jQuery API documentation, etc.
Go and check out Bracey’s post for DuckDuckGo cheat sheets!
When you’re struggling to remember syntax for code, or you’re working with a language you don’t use often, the DuckDuckGo cheat sheets are a quick way to get help.
And as I discovered, DuckDuckGo cheat sheets aren’t limited to coding.
After entering “Spanish” and “cheat sheet” in the DuckDuckGo search box, the search engine results showed basic Spanish words for hello, please, and thank you as well as common questions. This is cool!
Have you used DuckDuckGo cheat sheets? Let me know what you think of them in the comments.